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A look at the US political system
posted by Anonymous on December 5, 2000Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 28, 2000
Leon Uris Sells Out
It's a shame when a gifted writer like Leon Uris writes a book that sounds like media spin. In his references to current president Bill Clinton, main character O¿Connell sounds more like the head of the Democratic National Committee than a down-to-earth, honest, yet reluctant politician. Is it fantasy, irony, hypocrisy or some combination of all three that hero O¿Connell is so honest when many of our real life politicians are anything but? The good in the book are too good and the bad are too bad to be believable. While gun rights activists are painted as Nazi loving card carrying KKK members, the gun law supporters are portrayed as reasonable, caring and human. Although the story is sometimes fragmented, is still interesting enough to get through. This book is daring in that it attempts to offer commentary on the political and social climate in the United States today, but is definitely not one of Uris¿ best.
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