My favorite book this year is Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis. It is a terrific Canadian political satire.
The novel takes place in Ottawa . The plot involves a crusty, old, engineering professor named Angus McLintock. A deal is struck between Daniel Addison and Angus (Daniel’s landlord). Angus agrees to let his name stand in an election that no one thinks he can win and Daniel agrees to teach Angus` English class to first year engineering students.
Check out http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/f/terry-fallis/best-laid-plans.htm for more details.
The book is extremely funny with a very riveting plot. I worried that my enjoyment of the book might be partly due to the fact that I lived in Ottawa for almost 20 years and worked for the House of Commons for 7 years. However based on the many awards that the book has won, I am not alone in recommending Best Laid Plans.