Saturday, 11 October 2014

Hire Me or Fire Me



                Hire Me or Fire Me is the first book in the Trilogy of Truth written by Alexander McDonald. It is a coming of age memoir of the author’s beginnings in Scotland and subsequent move to Canada where he tried to settle in a variety of places, including Red Deer and Sarnia. The book is broken up into small stories that are like little snapshots into various events in Mr. McDonald’s life and I found this format to make the book flow smoothly and enjoyably. This book was a lot of fun to read and quite hilarious. The author has a way of writing that is upbeat and likeable, even during the poignant parts. So many things that he writes about are ones that reminded me of events in my own life. Haven’t we all had a teacher like Mr. Robbins? The story about the author’s job at the funeral home was both funny and touching. This is a really great book, both interesting and entertaining. The format was fine as I read it on my computer and I loved the cover which is what really drew my interest in the first place. Excellent!