Official Review: American Fascist by Malcom James

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Re: Official Review: American Fascist by Malcom James

Post by bookowlie » 03 Jun 2018, 10:54

CatInTheHat wrote:
02 Jun 2018, 21:33
I love political fiction but don't think I need to read a "stranger than fiction" novel since we're living that right now.
So true! While I was reading, I often thought this would be too strange to be true except that much of the story is based on true events.
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Post by bookowlie » 03 Jun 2018, 10:58

Thanks everyone! Gali, I think the author could have done a better job if the characters hadn't been closely sketched to their real-life counterparts. At the very least, the Franks character could have been like Trump, but the staff members could have been more original. Practically the only original character is Eli, the tech geek (as far as I know!).
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Post by joshfee77 » 04 Jun 2018, 00:44

An interesting interweaving of real life and fiction. Pretty sad that as soon as I read the title American Fascist, I knew it would be about Trump before even reading your review!

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Post by Julie Green » 12 Jun 2018, 01:53

I have not read American Fascist but I recently read To Kill The President by Sam Bourne. I had a similar reaction in the sense that it was clearly a paper-thin disguise of the Trump White House. Too easy and it doesn't really work.

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Post by Ana-Maria-Diana » 08 Jul 2018, 12:25

This book remind me of the Designated Survivor tv series. I think the book is interesting, a new perspective of the administration.

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