Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Best Laid Plans


I found The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis on the podiobooks.com recommendation list, and I am so glad I did.

This is a hartwarming story of a jaded political staffer rediscovering some of his idealism in the form of an Engineering Professor who becomes an accidental MP, turning parliament upside-down in the process. Mr Fallis has created an ensemble of wonderful and unconventional characters, and a story that you can enjoy on so many levels.
The podcast version of the novel is a delight. It is like having Terry tell you the story while sitting on the balcony overlooking the Ottawa River, sipping a good whiskey. The short introductions he does for each episode - mentioning some of the feedback, and updating on publishing plans - lend that personal touch in a way that few have been able to equal.

I'm pleased to see that the publishing deal has come through, and you can now find the Best Laid Plans in print on Amazon. I'm looking forward to my copy arriving soon so I can enjoy this story all over again in printed form (yes, that's how much I liked it!).

Join the Friends of “The Best Laid Plans” Podcast Facebook group, or check out the author's site for more information and his blog. Maybe we will see news of a sequel there in the not too distant future...

2 comments:

Terry Fallis said...

Paul, my head swelleth! Very kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed the novel. I'm hoping the printed version earns the kind of praise you've heaped on the podcast. I'll keep you posted on the sequel. It's in the planning stages now. Thanks again.

Paul said...

Hi Terry, so good to see you drop by with a comment!

I'm sure the positive feedback you are getting is fully deservered. Enjoy .. which I imagine may be a particularly sweet experience given the non-traditional route to publication you have taken.