Author: Victor L. Cahn
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a fiction fan.
- You're a politics fan.
- You like experimental writing.
Synopsis: "The absurdities of contemporary politics and culture are lampooned in this biting novel, composed entirely of media “sound bites.” Politicians, reporters, pundits, even voters, are skewered in an all-too-believable story about a Senatorial campaign between a young conservative woman and a venerable liberal man. The result is a unique, fast-paced satire filled with sharp dialogue and ironic surprises."
My Two Cents:
This book is an interesting experiment. Using all of those sound bites that all of us love to hate. You know the things that you hear on the news or read in the newspaper that are catchy and will be repeated over and over again until they don't really mean anything. Cahn takes these phrases that all of us are so familiar with and forms them into a political story about a brutal election.
I appreciated this book from the experimental perspective. I love when people aren't afraid to try something new. However, because this book is made up of sound bites, things that are sort of meaningless, there is not a lot of depth here but I think that's really the point.
This is a good short read about just how little meaning all of those things we hear in the news mean.
Bottom line: Interesting experimental story!