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Reader reviews are what it’s all about…

TBLP doesn’t generate a ton of reader reviews on Chapters-Indigo or Amazon but it’s sure nice to get them, particularly if they’re positive. I don’t know about you, but I always scan the reader reviews before I buy a book. they’re often more meaningul to me than the Globe and Mail or New York Times book reviews.  I read as a reader, not as a reviewer.

Authors write to have their work read. So hearing nice things from actual readers is just so gratifying. I happened to check last night and the seventh TBLP reader review has just appeared on Amazon.ca.


“The Best Laid Plans has to be one of the best books this year. The author has an insiders knowledge of the Canadian political system. Without boring us with the day to day minutae he is able to give us a clear picture of what is wrong with the system and lets us form our own opinions on how it might be changed. Mr. Fallis has a delightful sense of humour and has no difficulty letting us in on the joke. How wonderful life would be if only we really did have a few politicians such as are described in this book. I shall be seeking more books by this author.”

Burtine Kendall, Alberta

Makes it all worthwhile.

4 responses to “Reader reviews are what it’s all about…”

  1. Terry,

    I am planning on doing a blog post about TBLP for my Sept. book club review. Any words I can pop in from you?
    Also, is it OK to use your photo & book cover off of your website, with the appropriate links? I like my visuals!
    I have been spending hours scarping and painting the cottage and I must look like an idiot since I keep giggling and laughing while doing so. I have been listening to your podcasts while I work.

  2. Terry Fallis says:

    Hi Jennifer. It’s very kind of you to review TBLP on your blog. Please feel free to use any graphics from my website for your post. I’m a big fan of visuals too. As for words from me, I can honestly say that the most gratifying part of this amazing adventure, has been the opportunity to hear from readers who have found the novel to be worth their money to buy it, worth their time to read it, and worth their breath to recommend it. When all is said and done, having satisfied readers is what it’s all about. As well, I can report that over a year later, I still haven’t recovered from the Leacock shock. The sequel to TBLP, tentatively entitled The High Road, is about two-thirds written. I’m writing away and hope to have the manuscript done by mid fall. Thanks again for reviewing TBLP.


  3. OK, Terry! We’re good to go. All the best. So much fun. Here is my review of TBLP !

  4. Terry Fallis says:

    Great review Jennifer, thanks so much.

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