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- File Size: 3413 KB
- Print Length: 366 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M6ZZ47R
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #681,278 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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…And it was — funny, that is. Not quite a rip roaring, Pythonesque extravaganza, but certainly humorous. And well worth the (low) price. The book pokes fun at both British and American politics. With more than a few side trips into other areas too numerous to mention. It seems about evenly divided between Brits and Yanks, so not really picking on one or the other.
As a comedy, plot holes only point out the absurdity of the situation and so aren't always negative factors. But nonetheless I did feel a bit cheated at the end. It felt as if the author had intended to go another two or three chapters but then just dropped them because the book was approaching some arbitrary word limit. So we just skip ahead and have a quick one paragraph recap to explain what might have happened. That bugs me a bit. But other that it was a darn good story. And I guess if my only complaint about a book is that it was over too soon, then that might not be so terrible after all. Always leave 'em wanting more, that's what they say, right. Well...
This book has it all--tension, suspense, humor, action, mystery, and some terrific characters. Each scene was absolutely visible and the characters came alive in my mind. I could see them. I could hear each individual voice. I could believe this as reality. The three separate fields of action flow seamlessly throughout and tie up into a nice neat knot at the end. There is much to admire here: A great story as well as some great storytelling!
Once I dived into the story, I couldn't wait to finish, and I'm looking forward to more by this author.
There were definitely some absurdities in the plot, although it does remain somewhat timely with the evolution of American politics, and (small spoiler alert) private U.S. efforts to reach the planet Mars, sometime in the next few years. And, I loved how British politics were lampooned, almost as much as those of the United States. The ending does leave a few questions, but more than not, everything is wrapped up well by the time the ending is reached. A very good story, and one I would definitely revisit. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.