Sunday, September 02, 2007

100. Doctor Fischer of Geneva or the Bomb Party by Graham Greene

ISBN 0 14 00.5588 6 - Penguin, 1980

Alfred Jones is a translator for a Swiss Chocolate company in Vevey. In his fifties, Jones marries Anna-Luise, daughter of infamous millionaire Doctor Fischer who made is fortune by inventing Dentophil Bouquet, a toothpaste.
Fischer is reviled and feared by all, including his "Toads" - an odd assortment of greedy, wealthy people that attend his appalling, degrading dinners.
Is Jones corruptible? How will he exact his revenge? Greene keeps us guessing until the final scene.

99. Prairie Willow by Maxine Trottier

ISBN 0-7737-3067-2 - Stoddart Kids, 1998

A tale that spans three generations of settlement on the Canadian Prairie and centres around the planting of a symbolic weeping willow tree.