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Why Terry O'Reilly keeps coming back to Robertson Davies' Fifth Business

The Under The Influence host explains why the Robertson Davies classic is one of his all-time favourite books.

Terry O'Reilly is the host of CBC's Under the Influence and the author of This I Know: Marketing Lessons from Under The Influence. One of Terry O'Reilly's all-time favourite books is Fifth Business by Robertson Davies.

"One book that I keep going back to — and might be the only book I've ever read three times — is Fifth Business by Robertson Davies. There's something about that book that just gets to me. I think it's the core storyline, which is the toxic effects of guilt. It's a riveting story and I can't get enough of it."

Terry O'Reilly's comments have been edited and condensed.