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But Sunshine Sketches is also a highly political book, one that demonstrates Leacock's background as an economist and embodies many social and cultural anxieties still felt in Canada today. The stories reveal an unease about everything from the excesses of capitalism to Canada's identity, and a dark note of pessimism underlies much of the book's humour. While the narrator of Sunshine Sketches is unconcerned about the future of his community, Leacock was clearly worried about the direction Canadian society was taking, and at times the book seems eerily prophetic of today's globalized, American-dominated Canada. Above all, Sunshine Sketches is a damn good read. It's one of those rare books that manage to seamlessly combine social criticism with good storytelling. Like the town of Mariposa itself, Sunshine Sketches is timeless. --Peter Darbyshire --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent book. The author really captivates the reader. At first it seems like he over describes everything (which he does), but it all comes to use as you read along.Published 13 months ago by felipe
in very good condition, i would say it is new and it is very thin and cute. needed for a class, so not going to comment for the content..Published 17 months ago by Sui HaoNan
Leacock was a master of understatement in Canadian humour. He delights in poking fun at the hypocrits wether they be politicians, clergy or townspeople. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2011 by Alan Rivers
no hype. i couldn't stop laughing as i was reading this. and i mean laughing out loud. in a cafe. with everyone staring at me. but i didn't care. and i couldn't help it if i did. Read morePublished on June 21 2003
Like the heading says, this is the funniest book I've ever read. Leacock was a comic genius and this is his best work. Buy it, read it, love it.Published on Dec 3 2002