Review: A Hole in the Ground by Ross Murray – ISBN 9781367449039

Review: A Hole in the Ground by Ross Murray – ISBN 9781367449039

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Title: A Hole in the Ground
Author: Ross Murray
ISBN: 9781367449039
Price: $18.00
Publisher: Self-published

Review by  Mary Hansen

Humorist Ross Murray’s debut novel is a true delight. Packed with puns and gentle jabs at small towns and their inhabitants, A Hole in the Ground will have readers giggling from beginning to end. Each page is a treasure trove of literary gems and hidden jokes; it’s that wonderfully satisfying, woefully rare kind of book that continually rewards the attentive reader.

A Hole in the Ground is set in fictional Beaverly, a small Canadian town with a giant sinkhole, a beaver problem, and a rock ’n’ roll heart. When disaster strikes, local reporter Jemima MacNaught finds herself caught between a clueless (and sometimes shirtless) mayor with chronic pipe dreams and a cynical boss with anger management issues.

Rubber-booted Jemima boldly wades through the muck of municipal politics and interpersonal relationships in an effort to redeem both herself and her town.

Murray’s many talents are showcased in the perfect parodies of documents that pepper the narrative. Hilarious news articles, letters, high school essays, government documents, interview transcripts and more add depth to the story, proving that variety is the spice of a well-rounded novel.

This light read will charm even the most serious book lovers.

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This book is available at Livres Trois Canons – the English Bookstore in Quebec City at Place Naviles.

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