I am Canadian, but I generally do not read Canadian authors, as I find them to take themselves too seriously and be dry. This book is not dry and it certainly does not take itself too seriously. I enjoyed the book, it was a fast, easy, well-written read. I found that the characters, though likable, didn't really grab me, and I could have used another 100 pages or so to allow for better background and character development. I also found it hard to believe that after Max's "final scene" no one connected the dots between the wig salesman and his son and all of the old guy/young guy crimes that had occurred across the country every summer.