Poles Apart

Poles Apart

A Novel

Paperback - 2015
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An anonymous male feminist creates a blog that goes viral after a celebrity talk show host tweets about it and promotes it on her show.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : McClelland & Stewart, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780771036194
Branch Call Number: FIC Falli
Characteristics: 417 pages


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Apr 01, 2018

This book was mildly amusing. It was a cute look at some feminist stereotypes but most of the story was incredibly obvious and there wasn't much substance

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.

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.

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!

Feb 01, 2016

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

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.

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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