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  1. says:

    Whenever I can't sleep I often play a game I go through the alphabet thinking of novelists I have read Men first then women and then if it is a really bad night children's authors Most letters i have no problem with but '' now that is always a struggle So I hit upon a cunning plan Going to the Cinema bookshop an enormous cavernous place with endless bookcases and shelves stretching over two floors I decided to find a co

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    I am revising my review slightly because when I last wrote I was feeling under the weather Although I grew up playing hockey on frozen ponds mainly with the neighbourhood boys I have never really enjoyed watching or reading about the sport This book is of course not necessarily for a Hockey fan To uote a friend A perspective too on the changes of attitude in mediasport relationships and the hero athleteSo in the end I'd say give it a shot

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    This book won Canada Reads in 2008 but surprisingly it does not seem to be widely read It’s the heartfelt tale of a life told from a

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    Read in 2008 for Canada Reads my review from January 2008Oh gosh I am so glad I read this book Notwithstanding that I haven't yet read the other 2008 Canada Reads candidates I'm uite prepared to say King Leary should be la premier etoilePercival King Leary is an old man read one foot poised to kick it and former hockey legend As I was reading I did wonder for a while whether he really was a legend in the boo

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    I read this as it was a previous winner of Canada Reads and I had read other books by Paul uarrinton It is a humorous story about a former hockey star recalling his glory days and the ups and downs of his career and his friends along the way Similar to Whale Music The author does not shy away from painful subjects and the devastating impact of alcohol abuse

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    This book was chosen as the 2008 Canada Reads selection Each year the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation invites four or five noteworthy figures from Canadian arts and letters to nominate a favorite book the only rule being that the v

  7. says:

    Full of blarney spit and spunk and often drunk on ginger ale Percival Leary was the king of the ice in his heyday captain of the Ottawa Patriot

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    Hmmm I was let down Winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour I was expecting something very different I couldn't find humour in what seemed to be the downward spiral of an old man going insane surrounded by dr

  9. says:

    Why are the characters in Paul uarrington novels always drunk?

  10. says:

    35 stars

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Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¼ Paul Quarrington

His days at the boys' reformatory when he burned down a house; the four mad monks who first taught him to play hockey; and the time he executed the perfect St Louis Whirlygig to score the winning goal in the 1919 Stanley Cup finalNow all but forgotten Leary is only a legend in hi. Read in 2008 for Canada Reads my review from January 2008Oh gosh I am so glad I read this book Notwithstanding that I haven t yet read the other 2008 Canada Reads candidates I m uite prepared to say King Leary should be la premier etoilePercival King Leary is an old man read one foot poised to kick it and former hockey legend As I was reading I did wonder for a while whether he really was a legend in the books or whether the highlight reels existed only in his own mind because I suspect that almost every Canadian male is or coulda been a hockey legend But it appears he really was King of the Ice We find out that he has been trotted out and honoured at the Gardens than once and he is in the Hall of FameNow however he is confined to a nursing home reliving his glory days in his own mind and by spouting off to whomever will listen One day though he is contacted by an ad agency who wants to feature King Leary in a ginger ale commercial and so we are off to Toronto with the King and his wacky entourage his nurse his ancient reporter roommate his loser son and a couple of ghosts from the past to relive those glory daysKing Leary s adventure is both incredibly funny and incredibly sad Lewd and bawdy thoughtful and heartwarming The King had his moments of glory scoring winning goals perfecting his signature move moments in the sun But of course there were costs and insultsAs Canadians we know the history of our national sport the drinking carousing corruption the evolution of the game itself the road trips the trades loyalties and loneliness shame and glory So all of Leary s memories ring very trueIt is a hockey story but it is much than that It is also a story of redemptionReserved for the Canada Day release challenge unless I can t help myself from foisting it on someone else as a must readI think it makes for a great Canada Reads book I found myself reading into it all sorts of things that I have no idea whether the author intended Clay Bors Clinton as our neighbour to the south for example Right or wrong thought provoking

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S own mind until a high powered advertising agency decides to feature him in a series of ginger ale commercials With his male nurse his son and the irrepressible Blue Leary sets off for Toronto on one last adventure as he revisits the scenes of his glorious life as King of the Ice. Why are the characters in Paul uarrington novels always drunk

Download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¼ Paul Quarrington

Percival Leary was once the King of the Ice one of hockey's greatest heroes Now in the South Grouse Nursing Home where he shares a room with Edmund Blue Hermann the antagonistic and alcoholic reporter who once chronicled his career Leary looks back on his tumultuous life and times. This book won Canada Reads in 2008 but surprisingly it does not seem to be widely read It s the heartfelt tale of a life told from a comical point of view Leary is now a grumpy old man but throughout the story he reflects on his friendships family and career in a meaningful way Alcoholism is also a recurring theme