Some Great Thing

Some Great Thing

Book - 2004
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Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, c2004.
ISBN: 9781551926957
Branch Call Number: MCADA
Characteristics: 403 p.


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The time is the seventies. The place is Ottawa, a developing city ready for the taking. Two men from very different backgrounds take up the challenge: Jerry McGuinty, plasterer turned builder, a simple, self-made man; and Simon Struthers, whose inherited wealth and position cannot fill the hollow... Read More »

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Nov 20, 2011

Interesting perspective on Ottawa’s expansion in the 70’s-80’s. Really liked the twist at the end about the wind tunnel – that, the NCC bureaucracy / raison d’être, and the fact that everyone seems to go to university in McGill particularly made me smile – quite an interesting tale, though a little bleak – particularly for the women.

Jan 05, 2010

This book is the story of two men whose lives are somewhat connected indirectly. I found myself having a hard time putting it down. I think this book's strength is its character development; I found that I ended up feeling very strongly about all of the characters.

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