Tuesday, January 31, 2012 |
Daybreak Alberta, the weekend morning show in Alberta, turned to their esteemed books columnist, Laurie Greenwood, for her take on all five of the Canada Reads contenders. Laurie is a former book seller and current book maven and her keen eye for great reads makes her the perfect critic for Albertan book lovers to trust.
The Game by Ken Dryden
Laurie says: "This is a man with a lot of heart. He put a lot of feeling into the book...He comes across as an honest man who had a story he wanted to tell."
Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre
Laurie says: "This grabbed me from the get-go. I picked it up and started reading it and I read it in possibly two sittings. It really is a fascinating story."
The Tiger by John Vaillant
Laurie says: "I couldn't put it down.It was like, what is he going to teach me next?...His whole discussion was so far reaching, it was a wonderful book of non-fiction."
Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat
Laurie says:"It's a painful book, a book about courage and bravery and the horrible things done to women."
On a Cold Road by Dave Bidini
Laurie says:"I really enjoyed this book a lot. I had a lot of laughs, I learned a lot, I loved his tone."
On for her final review, Laurie predicted which book she thought would win it all.