Rick Perry Prays for the Assassination Games (Story)

Rick Perry Prays for the Assassination Games (Story)

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by Stefano Boscutti
     
 

When you look at American politics these days, what do you see?

Land of the extreme, home of the crazy? The Democrats are keeping their loonies under wraps. But the Republicans? Man, they're out of control.

"Rick Perry Prays for the Assassination Games" is a political 'what if' story? What if you take the current principles of the

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When you look at American politics these days, what do you see?

Land of the extreme, home of the crazy? The Democrats are keeping their loonies under wraps. But the Republicans? Man, they're out of control.

"Rick Perry Prays for the Assassination Games" is a political 'what if' story? What if you take the current principles of the Republican Party to their natural conclusion? What if those values reign supreme?

What if it really is every man for himself? What if you destroy all those meddlesome laws and regulations? What if it is kill or be killed?

Imagine the Republican Primaries as the Hunger Games. In a derelict shopping mall. With lots of security cameras. So there's no place to hide.

No more dull speeches, no more boring debates, Republican contenders now face each other in a thrilling three-day fight to the death where the winner will lead the party to the next election. You can even bet on it if you like.

Rick Perry is the odds-on favorite. He has the love of his God and his sponsors. So why does he doubt himself?

'Our dystopia just got a little more dystopian.' Edward Warner

'Brilliant, cruelly funny satire of American politics and television programming.' Mark LaPorte

'Damning reflection on the reality of American democracy.' David Tarallo

This is a work of fiction. While many of the characters portrayed here have counterparts in the life and times of Rick Perry, the characterizations and incidents presented are products of the author's imagination.

'Where did the idea come from? Probably from watching one of the early Republican debates when the audience cheered at Rick Perry's record number of executions. I guess if you live by the death penalty you better be ready to die by it.' Stefano Boscutti

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032833505
Publisher:
Stefano Boscutti
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
75 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

STEFANO BOSCUTTI is an award-winning writer and director.He loves stories about true mavericks and outsiders who want to change the world. Larger than life characters who either wildly succeed or go down in flames. (Often both at the same time.) Boscutti's stories are usually laced with humor and a ton of irony.

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Rick Perry Prays for the Assassination Games 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sallypen More than 1 year ago
This little story is a treat. Rick Perry is preparing for an arena style game where all the Republican primary contenders will fight to determine who will represent the Republicans in the presidential election. The story has a science fiction creepiness and a non-fiction realism that keeps you thinking about it long after you have finished it.
Tenner More than 1 year ago
Does is seem that we end up electing the politician who can survive a fight to the death? This short story imagines a time and place where the candidate that wins the primaries is the candidate who survives a game that is fought until only one candidate remains alive. As gruesome as that sounds, this story actually is told from a pre-game standpoint so we do not actually get to see how these games play out but the pre-story is good enough to tell me that Stefano Buscotti is a first rate story teller with more up his sleeve than many better known authors.
PaulTaylorPaul More than 1 year ago
This short story is too good to leave as is. I want to know much more and I sincerely hope that Stefano Boscutti is turning this fantastic, futuristic, history revision into a major novel. I am not going to give too much away except to say that the major Republican presidential candidates all have a role in this book. Rick Perry is the star but it is not really about him, it is about the Assassination Games. Read it, you will enjoy it!