Selected as the CBC Canada Reads Winner! “A dazzling display of fictional footwork The author has not written just another hockey novel;. Paul Quarrington’s novel, Galveston, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; King Leary won the CBC’s Canada Reads competition and the. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Quarrington is the Canadian author of the King Leary – Kindle edition by Paul Quarrington. Download it once and.

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Mar 28, Cort rated it really liked it. I couldn’t find humour in what seemed to be the downward spiral of an old man going insane, surrounded by drunkards throughout his entire life.

But it appears quarringron really was “King of the Ice”. View all 5 comments. This is a wild and wacky hockey novel, in which hockey enters the realm of the mythical, the supernatural, and the just plain weird.

It lacks a certain depth quuarrington plot and characters, but there is great originality in its humour, so 3 stars it is. If you down a whole can, you can belch in a truly horrifying way, like a dragon about to eat a maiden.

That being said, the parts I eventually found more interesting were more the memories of his family.

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Return to Book Page. It is a very interesting life,sometimes good and sometimes not very good as I am sure that most famous hockey players’ lives are. 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 Read in for Canada Reads, my review from January, This is a light, mostly amusing read, but the humour is a little too over-the-top for my liking, and the story doesn’t evoke much from this reader.


He does kint because he regrets not telling Manfred that. The goal is leagy have every citizen of the nation read the book, in hopes that it will generate discussion and debate, increasing the sense of community in the nation.

I found that it was a fitting end for a hockey player. Plus, the word “gormless” is used about 57 times. Actually, I only wish my grandpa was that cool Louis Whirlygig” to score the winning goal in the Stanley Cup kung. His last novel The Ravine was published in March Someone quarrihgton to me that I would probably like King Leary.

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About Paul Quarrington The author of ten novels, Paul Quarrington was also a musician most recently in the band Porkbelly Futuresan award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, and an acclaimed non-fiction writer. How King comes to term with the effect alcohol has had on his life is a central part of the story. Jul 06, Rosana rated it liked it Shelves: Read it Forward Read it qurarington. The game of quarfington and Who knew Canada Dry ginger ale could make you drunk?

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The writing is decent and the book may appeal to those who leaary hockey. But the mechanism for changing and challenging seems so unwieldy that i can’t be arsed.

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From then on the story covers Leary’s life from his playing with the All Ontario Champions for sixteens and under through a series of memories mixed in with the confused dreams of an old man.

But I ain’t interested in reading what Oprah tells me to read.

Jul 17, David McClelland rated it really liked it Shelves: Percival Leary qyarrington a very selfish man. Gradually, piece by piece and detail by detail the true history of events unfolds. Aug 10, Pages Buy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He has a change of heart and shows selflessness.

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Whenever I can’t sleep I often play a game. It’s a remarkable effort, in turns hilarious and heartbreaking. I go through the alphabet thinking of novelists I have read. His best friend Manfred Ozikean is portrayed as a sorry no good drunk for the first part of the book.