Summer is here, and I am about to head out on vacation. For me that means lots of camping and, this time around anyways, beaching. When I'm not eating marshmallows or exploring the rugged British Columbia coast line, I will be reading.
Here's the three books I will be reading:
The Penalty Killing.. For all of it's unmistakable place in our culture, hockey has failed to catch on in the world of fiction (outside of the Young Adult category anyways). This has not been a problem for other sports, especially baseball of course. McKinley's offering has had great reviews so perhaps this is the book that spawns a golden age of hockey fiction? As a rule I do not read fiction, but I will stretch my boundaries and tackle Michael McKinley's The Penalty Killing. This title is also available on Kindle.
Bastards And Boneheads by Will Ferguson. It is a look at Canadian history specifically through the actions and legacies of Canada's Prime Ministers over the years, all of whom are neatly categorized either as a bastard or bonehead by our comedian author. Ferguson certainly had a unique outlook and a funny text, but his book is also overflowing in history that I, as a Canadian, think I should know. Ferguson is without a doubt my favorite non-hockey author, and he very possibly could rank on top of a list that included hockey authors if I were to really think about it. This title also available on Kindle.
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