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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
A terrifically fun read that gives the reader a taste of life in
posted by Sam1025 on July 31, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Let Me Save You the Trouble...
Further hard to believe elements are that the protagonist, Olivia, is supposedly this young (27) New York City savvy veteran of political campaigns but falls apart under the spell of a Southern (Clintonesque, Edwardsesque--take your pick) governor and is just shattered when she learns what he really is. So much for all that exerience and toughness...
It's just way too hard to swallow that someone this young is given the reins of financing a huge presidential campaign yet acts like she has no idea what political dollars mean as she freaks out at having to earn millions in a short period of time, is startled at the unethical, corners-shaving activities... and oh my, she cries a lot. Savvy? Hardly.
Then she jumps into an affair with her 'dream' politician despite his being married with kids--because after all, the wife is a harpy--only fleeting moments of conscience quickly erased by the squealings and excitement of a 16 year old at the prom. Oh--then she cries a lot when realizes the affair was a bad idea...except (SPOILER)...after she decides she can, ever see him again--well, a donor offers a new wardrobe and a private plane to, guess what--see him again, so she does...
This could go on forever...save the money and rent "Ides of March"--George Clooney's (Academy Award nominated) film on the exact, same idea. Except there you get a really well done film despite the age-old story AND Clooney AND a shirtless Ryan Gosling. THERE'S a winner!
posted by irishclaireKG on July 29, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 31, 2012
Grays the line between fact and fiction- in a good way
What do I really want in a summer book? I want to be entertained. I want to smile a lot andto continue to be intrigued as the pages turn. This book accomplishes all of that. Apparently, the author comes from a political background with plenty of first-hand knowledge into the goings-ons of how personal and professional lives interweave in that world- and she definitely uses her experiences to create a close-enough-to-reality-that-you-can-almost-pick-your-own-real-life-characters that it makes it all the more interesting and entertaining throughout. Well written, insightful, and without question a very good read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.