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. . . this book is as useful to locals as it is to tourists. . .
The Globe & Mail (Globe & Mail)

Here is an excellent key to the city that not just visitors but many Montrealers will want to have.
The National Post (National Post)

[I] wholeheartedly recommend this book, which says a lot about this city you won't find anywhere else, both for tourists and residents. Tourists will get a great introduction, and locals will discover new dimensions to old places.
Montreal Review of Books (Montreal Review)

Whether you are a first time visitor to Montreal or a native, you will definitely garner precious information after reading this book. Highly recommended.
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. . . a new, more charasmatic guide to Montreal's lesser-known places and people. . .
Montreal Mirror (Montreal Mirror)

Part tourist reference, part compendium of lore, Montreal is a witty, engrossing addition to the innovative series of guidebooks published by Vancouver's Arsenal Pulp Press.
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The authors' wonky spin on things local is not only useful but hugely entertaining.
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About the Author

Kristian Gravenor loiters endlessly around Montreal's west end, spending countless hours staring out at Oxford Park. He periodically finds time to write local news stories and a weekly city column for the Montreal Mirror.



A news editor with CanWest Interactive, John David Gravenor was editor of the weekly Hudson & St Lazare Times, and literary critic for The National Post and Montreal's Gazette. He remembers where he was when Elvis died.

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Product Details

  • Series: Unknown City: Montreal
  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (May 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551521199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551521190
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,057,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 31, 2002
Format: Paperback
I'm not a huge reader so I was pretty skeptical when I was given this for Christmas, but I was quickly won over. It's a readable, fast, funny and very interesting bunch of stories and history and insight of the city of Montreal. Some great yarns that come to mind include the graveyard tales, the guy acquitted of kidnapping the millionaire heir by explaining his written plans were a novel he was working on, the transportation of the dead Hollywood starlet - all of these stories make this a pretty satisfying read, plus the restaurant and nightlife sections and other stuff are really useful as well. I've seen a couple of reviews in the papers about this book and they pretty much said the same thing as myself. One of the best I've seen about this city for a long time.
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I've read a lot of books about Montreal but this is uniquely packed with saucy stories, clever quips and little-known tales. It's excellently written and has stories that haven't been told elsewhere, from Barry Bonds' romantic connection to the city, to the smuggling of the dead film-noir starlet over the border, to the phone book blunder that offended the city's Italian community - every page seems to offer an insiders view about the city that shouldn't be missed. Highly recommended for repeat readings.
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This book has interesting tid-bits of information for those who are interested in history. It is not sufficient as a travel guide, but would be a great purchase for those who live in Montreal or will be spending significant amounts of time there.
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