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This review is from: Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics (Paperback)
This book was on my reading list for a module I'm studying in US Politics and for anyone with an interest in the intricacies of the american political system, this is a must.
Do not be put off by a rather weak film adaptation starring John Travolta and Emma Thompson, it loses lots of the personal feel of the novel. Indeed the fact that the book is written in the first person is one of the reasons that it is so compelling and so realistic. You find yourself drawn not only into the strange world of a democratic party campaign but also into the lives of the co-workers, particularly the relationship between the narrator and a fellow campaign official.
The book succeeds in creating an interesting story about politics, ambition, love and sex, and paints a fabulous picture of life at the centre of politics in the United States.
If you are studying or are interested in politics, particularly stateside this is a must. For others, well, I would recommend having a go at it, the descriptions are beautiful and there is more to it than just the tussle for the presidential candidacy.
Give it a try, I loved it!