Can you tell the difference between Canlit and made-for-tv movies?
CBC thinks that the plots of Canlit novels are akin to soap operas. I hadn’t really thought about it, given how many canonical Canadian novels are about coming-of-age or anxiety about the weather, so I permitted CBC’s quiz to prove it to me: they’ve mixed up the plot synopses of 10 “great Canadian novels” with those of 10 Lifetime Original Movies. I had a pretty good run for a while, but then totally failed to distinguish between the two genres in most cases. I suppose it’s best not to judge a book by its plot summary.
Why not try out the quiz yourself? Let us know how you did!