The Candid Candidate

The Candid Candidate

by Joel Slosar


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It was an elecion campaign unlike any other. He was a candidate unlike any they had ever seen. He spoke the plain, simple truth.

"Don't you realize what we're looking at here?" she asked. "An all time first in the history of the human race. An honest politician."

Jack Wood has a compulsion for telling the truth. He can't really tell a lie. And that's only the first of his problems.

Accepting the thankless task of opposing a corrupt political machine headed by his powerful uncle, Mayor Donovan, Jack embarks on a quixotic venture. Along with the idealistic Melinda Wheeler, and facing ridiculous odds, he has only his promise to tell nothing but the truth. But strange things start to happen, and the campaign trail is strewn with booby traps. The mayor's aide is Jack's rival for the lovely Melinda. His once benevolent uncle now hates him. And as his improbable campaign picks up steam, there's the biggest problem of all. What if he's lying?

Fast paced, tightly plotted and irreverently amusing, The Candid Candidate is filled with surprising twists and unexpected endings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418435035
Publisher: Authorhouse
Publication date: 07/09/2004
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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The Candid Candidate 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Slosar gives us a 'fly-on-the-wall' look inside campaign power politics, with three-dimensional characters and believable dialogue. In a year when charges of deceit by our elected officials are flying faster than F-16's, one yearns for a candidate who cannot tell a lie, even if he is fictional. A refreshing, optimistic read in this age of cynicism.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly original! A wonderful set of characters, filled with excitement, laughter, and surprises . Go to the polls! 'The Candid Candidate' gets my vote!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An extremely well-written and timely novel. Witty dialogue and a cracklling-fast pace charge the emotions as an unforgettable cast of characters play out their devilishly clever game of high stakes 'realpolitik' against the background of today's urban hardball jungle. 'The Candid Candidate' is a winner! By a landslide!
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the very heated election coming in november, I felt it very necassary to read this book because the main character is the kind of candidate we all would want in an election. It would sure make voting easier. A very well written book that keeps your attention the whole way through. I suggest everyone should read this fun but realistic novel by an author I hope has much success in the future. He is very talented.