Admit The Horse

Admit The Horse

by P.G. Abeles

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BN ID: 2940014237888
Publisher: Oak Leaf Press
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 438
File size: 2 MB

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Admit the Horse 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Ariel_Magno More than 1 year ago
This book, which I believe to be the author’s debut novel, has aroused my ‘once in a blue moon’ interest to political thrillers. Though most of the books with the same genre comes out to be absolutely boring (with its superfluous plot), P.G Abeles invented her own unique style that would generally catch everybody’s attention – even to those who are not so fond of politics and history. It comes out to be a fictionalized story telling about the general elections in 2008 seeking for facts behind it. They say it was entirely a work of fiction but the natural flow of the story seemed to be very realistic. I was even bothered at first whether this really was a work of fiction or ought to be real. Briefly stating, this book is searching for the possibility and the hidden reality behind the dark kingdom of politics, how it slowly consume its men without making an obvious touch to them – or us either. ‘Be open- minded and dare to unleash your political innocence’ is perhaps, what the author wants to say before exploring its entirely evocative contents. The very exclusive characters which strike my political urge most are these two mysterious individuals who keeps on appearing in the book- Okono and McCracken (which I totally believe were Obama and Hillary). They, being the book’s main characters, actually pushed me to read the whole book which also in turn, helped me found some other prominent names like Gayle, Rove, and even Oprah and Ellen! I mean what are these agents of fame doing here? Right there, I concluded that the author, who has been so brave to come up with this totally realistic book, wants its readers to judge whether our political views today, which we often think to be on its fair state, are real products of the ancient myths or what we call today as ‘history’ and that these contribute a lot to the last 2008 election for which until now, remains unclear with its intriguing background. The title plus the cover art are also very intriguing. Why horse? ‘Yes, a horse deserves it!’ Since the creative author thinks about President Okono to be the recent beautifully molded Trojan horse who in its modern day visit, is disguising to be a special gift from someone else but out to everyone’s knowledge, hides something in it that will consume the entire country soon. The question there is that will the fictional citizenry wake up from the hidden idiocy of this horse or are they too late to defend their kingdom since the soldiers this horse are bringing, are already on the set of destructing the entire realm. It’s the best time for you to believe now which part are real? Which are modern myths? You judge while there are still things to anticipate for. This book will surely uncover your political innocence.
A_Smithie More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for anyone who wants to know the truth about Obama (Okono), not just the pretty picture that the media has portrayed. It answers many of the questions about how a man with no experience could become President of the United States. Although this book is billed as a work of fiction, it is obviously a very well-researched compendium of the nefarious deeds of the DNC, ACORN (SEED), and Obama's handlers as they manipulated the american people during the 2008 election. In the US, the media is often called the 4th branch of government or 4th estate because it monitors the political process to ensure that politicians don't abuse the democratic process. It is also supposed to provide accurate information so that voters can make informed decisions. It is truly shocking that the media covered up the lies and aided and abetted the Obama machine in spreading disinformation during the 2008 election (and continues to do so.) (I didn't know about the JournoList list-serv before this book but now do and am appalled.) The story is told in a very interesting way that educates the reader without becoming bogged down in too many details that detract from the plot. It humanizes the message by including characters that you respect and fear for, especially when you realize that this is not a work of fiction. As a mother, it scared me to read that Lacey received death threats on her home phone because she was exploring having her large group of Hilary Clinton (McCracken) bloggers work on John McCain's (Malloy's) behalf against Obama. This book is a must-read for people who are open-minded and want to educate themselves. It is also a must-read for any political campaign running against Obama..."those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who believes the campaign between Obama and McCain was downright nasty, especially in the case of Sarah Palin and the attacks against her as a woman, has much to learn about the realities of politics in this country! Giving a few years of my life for Hillary started as a great adventure aimed at assisting the first woman to become president in a land that I thought was finally warming to the qualifications women carry in every sector of this county. I worked all day to earn my keep and worked hard all night for something and someone I believed in, thinking it was a fair process, and further believing that success could be accomplished through sweat and extraordinary effort. All was approached as a special privilege to be part of history. What I learned first-hand about the so called caucus process of selecting our party representative and safeguarding the precious sanctity of the citizen vote destroyed my innocence. It ended with a child-like experience learning that Santa Claus did not really exist and tears of disbelief because I was so naïve to the real world of politics in the Democratic Party. That process was fixed with people paid off--people intimidated & prevented from voting for Hillary; individuals harmed and much, much more state by state. My hope now, is that with time, the truth will prevail and someone will have the ability and absolute proof to come forward and do as this book has tried to do—scream out that the truth is out there if people can just open their minds, and believe, regardless of party affiliation, race, color or creed. The age of my innocence can never be regained. P. Abeles and this book is your flashlight and all you have to do is crack the door open, read it and open your mind to the possibilities.
FreeMeNow More than 1 year ago
In 2008, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama waged an epic battle for the presidential nomination, but was it really a fair fight? The media told the mythical version of a dark horse coming from behind to win the race but Paulie Abeles opens our minds to an alternate narrative. Perhaps those who wander down the yellow brick road may one day have the courage to pull the curtain back questioning who or what power was really behind the so-called magic of 2008 but those of us who worked the front lines know all to well it was plain old smoke and mirrors concealing the fraud and intimidation of the twenty-first century's "War on Women". "Admit the Horse", to those of us who lived it, is not a work of fiction at all- it is a factual account of the `war on women' launched during the 2008 primary by the DNC, the left wing media and the pundits who rely on the political machines that run the land of the free and the home of the brave.
LadyVan More than 1 year ago
This book is a blockbuster. When I started reading it, I literally couldn't put it down. I felt like I was reading Obama's playbook from the 2008 election. When I googled some of the events (Gilchrist is Republican Congressman Gillmore) I was horrified to see how much of it was based on real events. Everybody should read this book.
DPW04 More than 1 year ago
A great book – especially given that it’s an election year. If you are a democrat – you will be either highly defensive, or highly disappointed. If you are a Republican – this book will make your heart sing. Either way – you will never look at another national election with the same American, “My vote counts, every vote counts!” belief. Though fictional, Admit The Horse will make you stop, and scratch your head, more than once. It will also make 2012 the longest election year of your life – if you pay attention. The history of plantation owners and workers in the south is quite interesting. With all of the technology that rules our everyday lives; the thought of simply having a radio, or having a black and white television that gets only 3 channels, is somewhat refreshing to imagine. Though somewhat scattered and confusing in the beginning – the book definitely keeps one’s interest throughout. I was a bit disappointed—to not find closure with many of the characters – thoroughly enjoying them all; Miss Amalia was my favorite. I loved her elegance and strength, and drive to live—no matter the cost. She was inspirational during a time that was far from that. Admit The Horse is an excellent read! I look forward to more books by P.G. Abeles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As if the basic drama of the book isn’t captivating enough, Abeles adds wonderful details to round out her truly entertaining creation. For example, I thought it was a nice touch that the assassins use the same toxin Hitler used to gas the Jews. This is the sort of attention to detail which makes the book so enjoyable.
JenniferW More than 1 year ago
I’m not usually a fan of political thrillers but “Admit the Horse” is fantastic! P.G. Abeles has written an absorbing, intricate, and thought-provoking masterpiece. This may be her debut novel but you’d never guess it. The writing is easy-to-read and flows smoothly. The superb story immediately captures your attention. I was enthralled from page one and could not put the book down. Some reviewers have said this is an account of the 2008 election with comparisons to Obama, McCain, Clinton, etc. Perhaps it is, perhaps it isn’t. I chose not to go down that road. I read this book as an exhilarating work of fiction and just enjoyed the ride. I’ve read Virgil’s “The Aeneid” and as an avid fan of Greek and Roman mythology, I was amused by the title of the book. The play on the “Trojan Horse” story is excellent and perfect for the story Abeles is telling. Politics is a nasty business and this is clearly depicted in “Admit the Horse” to my utmost satisfaction! This book has it all: murder, fraud, mystery, intrigue, corruption, scandal…. So much of politics is about power and power-plays. I love how Abeles illustrates this aspect of the political arena where corruption runs rampant and illegal campaigning is common. Sadly, in elections, few people base their voting choices on facts. It’s all about appearance and perception. In many aspects of life, perception is reality, and this is especially true in politics. By using sinister and devious campaign tactics anyone can sway the public and be elected. Abeles portrays this flawed system to perfection. She weaves a gripping tale which paints a chilling portrait of the conspiracies found in many elections and the realities of our political system. As if the basic drama of the book isn’t captivating enough, Abeles adds wonderful details to round out her truly entertaining creation. For example, I thought it was a nice touch that the assassins use the same toxin Hitler used to gas the Jews. This is the sort of attention to detail which makes the book so enjoyable. This is an excellent and delightful read. I highly recommend it!
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kmcorby More than 1 year ago
Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this e-book to review from the publisher. ADMIT THE HORSE purports to be a fictionalized account of the 2008 Presidential election, in which the charismatic “Congressman Okono” is slipped into the White House as a Manchurian candidate. What it really is, is a paranoid, Glen-Beckian screed against Barack Obama. A fake birth certificate, the teleprompter, Saul Alinsky – it’s all in there. This story’s guise as a novel is meager. Real people like David Axelrod and Jeremiah Wright are barely fictionalized, but even so, characterization is thin. Large sections of the story are delivered as huge indigestible chunks of exposition, unleavened by action or dialog. The story doesn’t hang together well as a novel; much is made of the fake birth certificate in the beginning, even to the point of a murder to cover the evidence, but the reasoning behind it – the alien birth which it supposedly covers -- is never described. Nor does the birth certificate come into play later in the story. The author assumes too much familiarity in the reader with the real events of the 2008 election, and this leads to laziness in the writing. The best parts were the life story of the fictional congresswoman Miriam Carter, a sharecropper’s daughter and opponent of Okono. I would have liked to have read more about her. But she is summarily dispatched about halfway through the book, to no effect. No one is prosecuted for her murder and it has no ongoing repercussions within the story. The novel is full of loose ends like this. I will say the book was well edited. I only found one typo, and for an e-book, that is outstanding. All in all, this book was a tiresome disappointment. There is definitely room in the world for a taut thriller exposing the corruption and decay of our electoral system, but this book is not that. I would not recommend this book if you are a member of the reality-based community.
konimo More than 1 year ago
My favorite line from Admit the Horse by P.G. Abeles sums up the way people decide upon their political views and their candidates of choice better than any line I’ve ever read. “And like millions of people, before and after, who judge a person’s veracity on how nearly his views coincide with their own, they believed him.” Abeles does a nice job in her political thriller of exposing the many flaws in Okono’s campaign for presidency against Democratic rival Claire McCracken, and she lays bare the pathetic willingness of a large number of American voters to overlook illegal actions, terrifying affiliations, and blatant contradictions in the man’s claims versus his actions. And it boils down to the above line. People believe the person who tells them what they want to hear, even if he cannot and will not back it up with anything substantial. The problem, for me, in this book is that some characters—Oprah, Gayle, Karl Rove, and many others—are called by their actual names, whereas Okono and McCracken, who are so obviously Obama and Hillary, have fake names. I’m sure it’s a lawsuit thing or something, but this is so slanted that I honestly wondered throughout the entire story if Hillary wrote the book herself. The story would be better, in my opinion, if Abeles had either let her readers slowly discover for themselves the true identity of Okono and McCracken instead of making it so obvious, or if she had just used their actual names and cited her sources at the end of the book making it more of a creative nonfiction book. I do like Lacey and Connor, as they seem like real people who pour themselves into a cause and a campaign they believe in instead of blindly following the crowd. I also like the way Miss Amalia, a white plantation owner, teaches Miriam, the black daughter of Amalia’s devoted sharecropper, the detriment of believing racial stereotypes and the quiet strength of a woman. Miriam becomes the first black woman ever elected to Congress, and it is this quote that endears her to me: “…although few would agree with her, she considered her professional life less of a success…With real regret, Miriam had come to believe that most politicians didn’t really care about the constituents they served.” Miriam shows us it is not enough to be an icon—the first woman elected to an office or the first black woman—while this is noteworthy and an indicator of a much-needed respect for both women and people of color in this country, that person must not rest after election day. Miriam knew what Okono and Obama do not: elected officials, regardless of race or gender, must strive to unify our country rather than divide it. He must put his constituents ahead of himself, for leadership is about serving one’s followers and not about seeking undue reverence.