Review of Poles Apart

Saturday, 6 February 2016
I feel like I should have titled this review "Blogger on Book With Blogger Protagonist" because that's really just more accurate.

Book: Poles Apart

Author: Terry Fallis

Publisher: Random House

Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Humour

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Summary: Overnight, Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes a sensation when a wildly popular TV talk show host stumbles upon it, Tweets about it, and promotes it on her show. The blog is smart, thoughtful, funny, 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 Eve of Equality website crashes, its Twitter count jumps from a paltry 19 followers to nearly 250,000, and Eve is suddenly lauded as the new voice of feminism. 
But who 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 apartment, at his kitchen table, conveniently but unexpectedly located right above one of the aforementioned XY strip clubs.

Hilarious and smart, and offering thoughtful commentary on a subject that is flooding our headlines, newsfeeds, Twitter streams, and society, Poles Apart is Terry Fallis at his best, confirming his status as a king of CanLit comedy.

Review: What initially intrigued me was that this story follows a male feminist (!!!!!) who's a blogger  like myself. (I think I will forever be attracted to stories with bloggers in them.) And then the whole premise in general is great.

I really liked the light tone of the novel and got the humour (which is great because sometimes I just don't get what's so funny). The themes were relevant, but Fallis approached them in aa great way. I really enjoyed that it was a male feminist because a lot of times, the feminists in literature are females, but males can be feminists too.

Overall, it's a cute, light-hearted read that you'll love if you're in the mood for a laugh.

***Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for review. This has in no way influenced my opinions and thoughts.

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