Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How to become popular for a politician

There are two parallel stories in this satirical novel.

In one, President George Bush and Jim Baker are given an idea from a man on his deathbed. If there is ever a need to boost the president's popularity, put this idea into motion.

In the other portion of the story, a young Hollywood actress, Maggie Krebs, comes to see investigator, Joe Broz. She tells him that she was promised a part in a movie but the director disappeared. She wants Joe to find the director.

The political segment of the story is reminiscent of Capote's "In Cold Blood" in that it is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. Capote's novel was called the first non-fiction novel. This book is laced with footnotes and true-to life characters.

As the two parts merge, we see the relationship between Joe and Maggie develop while others are attempting to hinder Joe from finding out what happened to the director.

I enjoyed the lighthearted manner of the story.

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