ADVERTISEMENT

Entertainment

Summer Readings | What will François Legalault read?

ADVERTISEMENT

We asked the leaders of the main provincial parties to entrust us with three of their summer readings from here and elsewhere, just in time for the start of the holidays. Today: Premier of Quebec and leader of the Coalition avenir Québec, François Legault.

Posted at 8:00

Laila Maalouf

Laila Maalouf
The print

The whisper of the hakapik

The whisper of the hakapik

Free expression

I met Roxanne Bouchard about a month ago. You are a professor of literature at Cégep de Joliette. She had written several novels, but there she started detective novels. It is a series of three books and I came to the second. In the next few weeks she will definitely go through the second and then the third. The first is called We were the salt of the seathe second is The Coral Brideand the third is The whisper of the hakapik – is the stick for hunting sea wolves. What I find special is that, first of all, the first two take place in Gaspésie and the third takes place in the Maddalena Islands. At the same time, it allows to see the landscapes of Gaspésie, also the difficulties of the fishermen with the moratoriums. Obviously it is a detective story, so there is someone who dies, then there is the famous detective, whose name is Joaquin Moralès, who arrives. Also, in the second, there’s a story with his son leaving Montreal, so there’s the whole son-father relationship. I really liked the first one, I really like the second one and I want to read the third one. ”

Splendor and infamy

Splendor and infamy

La Cherche Midi

“It is a book that I have on my nightstand from the days of the Salon du livre de Québec, which was recommended to me. It is from the year 1940 of Winston Churchill. I’ve read Churchill’s biographies before, but now what I’ve been told is that he’s really more personal: all the little difficulties he had with his family, but also how to keep his people’s morale high in 1940, how to persuade Roosevelt going to war … I’ve been told it’s very cool, it’s exciting, so I want to read it. ”

state of terror

state of terror

Flammarion Quebec

“I admit I haven’t bought it yet, but I want it. I often read Louise Penny’s crime novels, I like that. Also, we have in common that we often go to the Manoir Hovey [à North Hatley, en Estrie]. Hillary Clinton also went there with her husband. There is also one of Louise Penny’s books set in Manoir Hovey. But there, with Hillary Clinton, it’s still special. i liked it very much For nothing in the world, by Ken Follett, who spoke of the risk of world war. It was just before what happened between Russia and Ukraine, but it was only about China. There, what I understand from the book, in the first place, we have an insider, Hillary Clinton, who can credibly pose a danger to the world order. I find it interesting what’s going on geopolitically in the world, and I’m sure Louise Penny has added some romance, human relationships. I like the thriller and detective novels. I really liked Henning Mankell, I think I’ve read all of his books because the detective character is so endearing. I understand that Hillary Clinton also reads Louise Penny. I read half an hour, an hour before I go to bed every night, so it doesn’t have to be too heavy, I have to get on board and allow myself to get out of my day to go to sleep. It really helps me keep going. I remember hearing from Jean Chrétien, even though I’m not particularly a fan [rires] – tell a Everyone talks about it : “I don’t listen to the news, I sleep better”. I think there is some truth to this in my case when you are in politics. And going to a good novel – there are also good biographies – I like it. “

ADVERTISEMENT

Leave a Comment