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    FREE READ È E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Paul Quarrington Paul Quarrington {Ebook} King Leary I am revising my review slightly because when I last wrote I was feeling under the weather Although I grew up playing hockey on frozen ponds mainly with the neighbourhood boys I have never really enjoyed watching or reading about the sport This book is of course not necessarily for a Hockey fan To uote a friend A perspective too on the change

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    Paul Quarrington {Ebook} King Leary Paul Quarrington ô 9 READ & DOWNLOAD READ King Leary This book won Canada Reads in 2008 but surprisingly it does not seem to be widely read It’s the heartfelt tale of a life told from a comical point of view Leary is now a “grumpy old man” but throughout the story he reflects on his friendships family and career in a meaningful way Alcoholism is also a recurring theme

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    Paul Quarrington {Ebook} King Leary I read this as it was a previous winner of Canada Reads and I had read other books by Paul uarrinton It is a humorous story about a former hockey star recalling his glory days and the ups and downs of his career and his friends along the way

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    Paul Quarrington {Ebook} King Leary Full of blarney spit and spunk and often drunk on ginger ale Percival Leary was the king of the ice in his heyday captain of the Ottawa Patriots trained by monks and fearless in the rink King Leary now lives in a nursing home with his crony Blue Hermann a former newspaper reporter but when Leary is asked to tr

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King Leary

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Whenever I can t sleep I often play a game I go through the alphabet thinking of novelists I have ead Men first then women and then if it is a eally bad night children s authors Most letters i have no problem with but now that is always a struggle So I hit upon a cunning plan Going to the Cinema bookshop an enormous cavernous place with endless bookcases and shelves stretching over two floors I decided to find a couple of s Paul uarrington of whom I had never heard was one and this was the book i BOUGHT A LOVELY FIRST EDITION FROM A lovely first edition from although yet again the GR librarians declare its ISBN as being from a 1988 edition WRONG But the mechanism for changing and challenging seems so unwieldy that i can t be arsedNow you know why I picked up the book you may be interested as to what it was like Excellent That is what it is It is funny and poignant and enraging and bizarre and unsettling and most especially uarrington espects his eaders By that i mean he does not spoon feed his story all the time he demands that we listen and concentrate and think He doesn t signal every joke with huge unsubtle arrowing but will sometimes leave one ticking away in the narrative and it is only two or three pages later that the pay off will explode in the paragraph and the cleverness of development becomes clearThe story is elated by an old man living in esidential care He was a top ice hockey player and he tells through flashback and encounters in his mind with long dead friends his adventures and misadventures We see everything through his eyes and as the story develops he becomes uite clearly an unreliable narrator Not So Much Because He much because he untruthful but because he is blind to aspects of life which did not fit in with his plan or understanding Gradually and of the hinterland of the story is explored or if you will the pencil sketches he has drawn of others lives are gradually given shade and depth and perspective and this comes through encounters with his fa. Percival Leary was once the King of the Ice one of hockey's greatest heroes Now in the South Grouse Nursing Home where he shares a oom with Edmund Blue Hermann the antagonistic and alcoholic eporter who once chronicled his career Leary looks back on his tumultuous life and times. ,

Llen comrades arriving like Banuo s ghost to chaallenge the euilibrium of his old age uarrington has a lovely ability to describe the natural world Sometimes the canal would be whitecapped and ough and I wouldn t think
The Wind Was Up And 
wind was up and over a storm I d think the water was angry Or sometimes it would be gentle with little pieces of sunlight bouncing on it and i knew that the canal was happy and that if i went swimming the water would play on my bodyor warfare It was like God slapped the world with the flat of His hand The idge slapped the world with THE FLAT OF HIS HAND THE RIDGE SCREAMING THE flat of His hand The idge screaming The and wind are staging a major coup trying to eplace the stubborn winter with fragile springHe is great with one liners the eason he isn t dead yet is that even the Grim eaper has some pride Blue Hermann got some of his best diseases in Toronto They were Church people and their basic idea was you are a piece of dung but God is willing to help The man can t carry a tune in a suitcaseI particularly liked uarrington s take on one of my favourite slang expressions In England if something is excellent someone might say That is the dog s bollocks uarrington has his hero saying Its the puppy s buttFor some eason this as they say eally tickled my fancyAnyway the book is a moving exploration of friendship and how this can blind us to truth of ambition and how this can allow us to betray friendship and of how destructive our words can be How their knock on effect can esound a long while after they have stopped being shouted or spoken or even whispered uarrington does all this without letting up on the humour Gallows humour I suppose it could be called but it creates an atmosphere in the narrative which unnerves At the heart of the novel is the elationship of Leary our narrator and his two best friends both now long dead Gradually piece by piece and detail by detail the true history of events unfolds From early on in the novel uarrington unsettles his eader You know there is something lur. His days at the boys' eformatory when he burned down a house; the four mad monks who first taught him to play hockey; and the time he executed the perfect St Louis Whirlygig to score the winning goal in the 1919 Stanley Cup finalNow all but forgotten Leary is only a legend in hi.
6 Verses That Can Change Your Life No Limits (Brutal Master
King in the back story and as it *Dawns On You You Realize *on you you ealize knew it deep down all the time His talent is that he makes us his eaders discover this realize you knew it deep down all the time His talent is that he makes us his eaders discover this truth at the same time as Leary faces up to it Its as if we are walking the journey with him His unreliability as a narrator thus becomes the great strength of the novel Leary is not a liar but a coward He has fought against facing life because in facing it there would be and indeed are too many uestions crying out for answers The ghosts which ock his security are not wraiths from beyond the grave but his long buried conscienceThis book is to coin a phrase the puppy s butt This book won Canada Reads in 2008 but surprisingly it does not seem to be widely ead It s the heartfelt tale of a life told from a comical point of view Leary is now a grumpy old man but throughout the story he eflects on his friendships family and career in a meaningful way Alcoholism is also a ecurring theme I ead this as it was a previous winner of Canada Reads and I had ead other books by Paul uarrinton It is a humorous story about a former hockey star ecalling his glory days and the ups and downs of his career and his friends along the way Similar to Whale Music The author does not shy away from painful subjects and the devastating impact of alcohol abuse Full of blarney spit and spunk and often drunk on ginger ale Percival Leary was the king of the ice in his heyday captain of the Ottawa Patriots trained by monks and fearless in the ink King Leary now lives in a nursing home with his crony Blue Hermann a former newspaper eporter but when Leary is
Asked To Travel To Toronto 
to travel to Toronto film a ginger ale commercial they pack up their canes and go This book has an incredible voice and truly memorable characters and is easily the best novel about ice hockey I ve ever ead maybe the only one I ve ever ead but that doesn t take anything away from it Why are the characters in Paul uarrington novels always drunk. S own mind until a high powered advertising agency decides to feature him in a series of ginger ale commercials With his male nurse his son and the irrepressible Blue Leary sets off for Toronto on one last adventure as he evisits the scenes of his glorious life as King of the Ice.