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Posted April 11, 2008
This book is so politically biased it is funny. The Republicans are evil and the Democrats are everything good. Send Ben back to Oklahoma and let him be a great attorney. I suspect Capitol Conspiracy will make the Democratic National Committee proud! There are a lot of good mystery writers out there-I would suggest you make the switch!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 29, 2009
A Literary Threat
The premise of a gay Supreme Court justice being appointed intrigued me well enough, and I did finish this novel by William Bernahrdt as I was perversely drawn into his unfolding drama, but it became so absurd that I couldn't look myself in the mirror after finishing it! A Republican nominee is discarded by his own party right after his nomination, and everything but the kitchen sink is thrown in his way to confirmation. There are so many unlikely twists and turns as to defeat any plausibilty to the story. A subplot of sorts involving a private investigator and a transvestite is simply ludicrous. The PI survives more near death experiences than Wily E. Coyote. One wonders why the author didn't try to write something a little more believable given the interesting premise. Maybe it's just that a gay Supreme Court Justice is still so unthinkable that a comic look at the idea was all that he could muster.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.