Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Hotter Than Hell

Remember this?

I finally got around to reading the book.

Go get your own copy. Seriously.

But's not really about global warming. Or the environment. Oh, they figure into the plot, but only as a passingly-mentioned "cause" to the "effect."

What the book is really about is a coup -- no, makes that two coups.

What happens when a government (or two, or three) gets to be too big and too powerful for its mandate? What happens when those outside the ruling elite get pissed off with the ruling elite? When does "Dog Bites Man" actually become a newsworthy headline?

If you're one of those people who normally refuses to read Canadian fiction on the grounds that it's boring and pedantic, you may be pleasantly surprised. I was.

And if you're a big supporter of Canadian fiction just because it's Canadian, you're in for a treat -- it's a good book.

And if you work for the government -- any level of government -- be warned: it's not worksafe! Getting caught reading this book at work could possibly get you fired, even if you're on your lunch/coffee break at the time...


Blogger DazzlinDino said...

I'll check it out since I've read everything in the house five times

Saturday, September 09, 2006 4:30:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

It's at the local library, if you don't wanna actually buy it. My librarians (and I'm pretty much on a first-name basis with every one of them in four different local systems) couldn't wait to order copies after I told them that the government tried to shut him up about the book... They live to thwart censorship!

Once you've read it, blog your opinion, okay? I'm interested to see if anyone else got the same "picture" that I got from it.

Sunday, September 10, 2006 9:25:00 PM  

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