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A great book: Patriots

Posted by Jason O on Aug 3, 2012 in Books, US Politics |

Republican speechwriter David Frum (he of Axis of Evil fame) has just published his first novel, “Patriots”, and it’s a cracking read. It’s set after the defeat of the first black President of the United States, and the machinations involving the new president and those trying to shape his agenda.

It’s funny, very much in the Christopher Buckley genre of political satire, and quite thoughtful too about how US politics is going.

I genuinely hope Frum continues to write fiction, because he has a talent for it, and his main character, Walter Schotze, a trust fund waster who ends up in Washington DC against his wishes, deserves another outing.   

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