Thursday, May 9, 2019

O Canada! The Best Canadian Books ~ #1 ~ 419 by Will Ferguson

You may have noticed once or twice that I am a huge fan of lists. So here is another interesting list, O Canada! The Best Canadian Books

419 by Will Ferguson

419 scams are a type of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, which the fraudster requires a small up-front payment to obtain.



The last Will Ferguson book I read was Canadian Pie.  419 is so completely different and it is "genius" just as the cover says.

This book is about the effects of a 419 scam on a family and it also tells so much about life on the other side of the world where the scam that caused a Canadian father to take his own life originates. 

The writing is absorbing and cinematic.  This is one of those books you won't want to put down until the very last page.



1 comment:

  1. is this the same Will Ferguson that wrote about his experiences in Katimavik many years ago?

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