The Dilettantes

The Dilettantes

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Alex Belmont is in his fourth and final year at Simon Fraser University. But instead of looking forward to a bright future, he's wondering what he's going to do with a humanities degree. And he's thinking about girls. Why does he have such terrible luck with girls? And what's the point of writing for the school newspaper? No one even cares about the thing. But when a conglomerate threatens the very existence of the school paper, Alex suddenly has a mission, a purpose: it's up to him and an unlikely group of fellow students to defeat their rival and save The Peak, whatever the cost.
Publisher: Calgary, Alberta : Freehand Books, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781554811823
Characteristics: 267 pages ;,23 cm

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Jun 13, 2015

“Commas ain’t me,” the guy said. “It’s bourgeois. ‘Pause here,’ or whatever. Don’t tell me where I’m supposed to pause, okay? Do not do it.”

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andreareads
Jun 13, 2015

Secretly he’d fantasized about becoming a writer for as long as he could remember. He never imagined himself actually sitting down to work, though – only giving thoughtful, post-Pulitzer interviews to Charlie Rose during which he expounded his many searing opinions about life and art.

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Jun 13, 2015

The _sic_ was indeed the truest, most merciless arrow in an editor’s quiver.

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Jun 13, 2015

You know, the last thing the world needs is more writing. We’re full up as it is, and most of it is useless. So if you’re not in it to really connect with someone, then do us all a favour and pack it in.

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KateHillier Jan 05, 2014

Saw this on some book list on the CBC website and I'm glad I took the time, it's a fun, and funny, read about a struggling student newspaper at a Canadian university in 2009 and the shenanigans that go along with that and being in the final year of university. Started out strong, could have ended a bit a stronger, but still an enjoyable read.

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