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Up and Down

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Publisher: Toronto : Douglas Gibson, c2012.
ISBN: 9780771047961
Characteristics: 414 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jul 27, 2020

Another fine story by one of my fave Canadian authors, Terry Fallis. Just the right mix of narrative, satire and suspense to enjoy on a hot summer's day!

Dec 05, 2019

My choice for book club, 2019!

Aug 21, 2016

Fun, engaging, poignant. Recommend.

Feb 13, 2016

Terry Fallis is a writer that can take the seemingly mundane and rustic, and transform it into a light and lively and humorously appealing story!
My kind of author.

0Charlie Sep 09, 2015

This was a light and very enjoyable read, as I had hoped from reading Fallis's "Best Laid Plans". There is a lovely Canadian feel permeating every observation and detail. Although the actual storyline is obviously fictional, the main characters are fun and its great rooting for them. I look forward to other Terry Fallis works.

Mar 05, 2015

This is one of the best humour books I have read. While the situation is a touch far-fetched, it is a great, well-written book. I recommend to all readers of humour.

Mar 02, 2015

This book starts off a little slow and plodding compared to his 'Best Laid Plans' but quickly makes up for it when they pick the Canadian winner of a contest. I won't say more than that and spoil it. But, after that point, I couldn't put it down and read late into the night. A funny and very satisfying read.

Oct 13, 2013

Canadians are such polite, resourceful, polite, self-confident, polite, generous, polite, handy, polite, well-wishing, polite people, and Fallis has captured all that in this latest novel. David is an endearing character who always is thinking outside the box to achieve his aims. He honestly cares about what he does, and seems to operate with a physician's 'do no harm' motto humming alongside 'do the right thing' in the back of his head. I loved the humanity and humanness throughout the story; the caring that David and the doctor show for each other and for those around them is wonderful. The idea of a citizen astronaut is intriguing, and with the Canadian twist of finding a definitely on-the-surface-totally-unqualified candidate adds the quirky to the mix. Oh, what will those Canadians do, think, and say next? The story has a good pace and just carries me along so well that I was disappointed when it is over. I hope Fallis has many more books in his writer's satchel just clamouring to get on paper - or is it, on a reading device of your choice.

ctjtdt123 Jun 18, 2013

I just love the books written by Terry Fallis. I was a bit dissapointed with the subject of his new one, that was a mistake I loved it, I'm sure that Chis Hadfield read this book before his great journey into space, can't wait for the next one.I check his website everyday hoping for news.

circlesquare May 13, 2013

With interest so high in space travel due to Chris Hatfield, this fiction mimics real life. Humourous and engaging, it is a fun quick read.

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