Poles Apart

Poles Apart

eBook - 2015
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Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes an overnight sensation when a wildly popular talk show host stumbles upon it, tweets about it, and promotes it on her show. The anonymous blog is intelligent, thoughtful, and bold, brazenly taking on various injustices in the lives of women. But it's the blogger Eve's post about the controversial entrepreneur behind XY, a new chain of high-end strip clubs opening up across the country, that sets off a firestorm. In a matter of hours, the site crashes, its Twitter count jumps from a paltry 19 followers to nearly 250,000, and Eve is suddenly lauded as the new voice of modern feminism. But who, exactly, is the Eve behind Eve of Equality? Well . . . not who you might think. Meet Everett Kane, aspiring writer and fervent feminist. He writes his erudite blog in his new apartment, at his kitchen table, and his life is about to change forever. Hilarious and smart, and offering timely commentary on a subject that is flooding our headlines, newsfeeds, Twitter streams, and conversations, Poles Apart is Terry Fallis at his best, confirming his status as a king of CanLit comedy.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: 2015.
ISBN: 9780771036217
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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horthhill
Oct 04, 2017

"Poles Apart" by Terry Fallis was an amusing read. A light-hearted satire on feminism, it is a good-hearted story of a fellow who becomes a wildly popular feminist blogger while desperately trying to keep secret the fact he is a male. I actually laughed out-loud. A fun and funny novel with a bit of a serious side.

This is a serious subject set in a comic situation. There is none of the hyperbole of his earlier works but there are some clever lines and evocative story lines that include the themes of latter day feminism; separation from loved ones; illness and death. I wish the publisher had not tried to emphasize the awards for humour and just let the reader pick this up as a serious discussion set in novel form.

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UnionvilleMama
Apr 22, 2016

This is my first Terry Fallis read. It was a simple read about gender equality written from a male perspective and with humour. I did find the book to be a bit predictable so if you're looking for twists and turns, this is not the book for you.

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 13, 2016

Charlie Brown luck in family (parents divorced), job (pandered for cosmetics) & love (he's more feminist than girlfriends) gets his day in the sun. Author deserves to win a book award on funny story.

ehbooklover Feb 08, 2016

A fun, lighthearted, and endearing read about the serious subject of gender equality. I really enjoyed this book, especially the interesting and quirky characters. It pulled me in so quickly that I was able to read it over the course of a just a couple of days!

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Lynn62
Feb 01, 2016

This book did not hold my interest at all, could not finish it

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BrownBird46
Jan 29, 2016

Great writer, great book. Love the story and the humour - and I learned something about blogging, too. Terry Fallis is one of my favourite authors.

Canaan3 Jan 18, 2016

Fast read, excellent book, current subject.His books never disappoint.

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hgibbins
Nov 09, 2015

Once again Mr. Fallis has produced a fantastic story. His up-to-date topics, and ability to craft a tale are very refreshing and should be read by all.

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