Sunday, January 15, 2012

Taft 2012: A Novel By Jason Heller

William Howard Taft pulls a Rip Van Winkle and wakes up 100 years later just in time for the 2012 presidential election.

I really enjoyed the premise behind this. I learned a lot more about President Taft. It was fun to see our country and century through his early twentieth century eyes. I also would love to truly have a legitimate third party in America. I think it really would balance the political spectrum out more.

The one thing I had a hard time with was the flow of the story. It feels like the author had an idea he felt passionately about and then used the story to further this. Thus the characters felt a bit two-dimensional.

But overall, it was a fun read and had a lot of insight. Yeah to Quirk Books for offering another fun story to the mix.

*I received this book from the publisher.

For more information visit the Taft2012 website.

3 comments:

  1. Fun premise. I think we need a viable 3rd party too. The extremes are too loud and drown out the middle. Political fiction is hot right now.

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  2. I like the premise. Will have to add this one to my to read pile :)

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  3. I thought this one sounded interesting. Glad to hear that even with two-dimensional characters it still has enough going on for it that it's worth reading.

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