What I do know is that back when the race was on for a new Democratic nominee, I was excited. And after Obama was elected president, I was excited. And after I lived in America for a bit, even though he pissed a lot of them off with his healthcare bill and inability to change Washington politics overnight, I was excited. So when I saw this book on the shelves, I was intrigued.
Maybe I wanted to like it because it cost me nearly fifteen quid. I tried not to let that sway my opinion though.
I ate this book right up. As a novel, it doesn't really stand up on it's own. As a guide to Washington politics, it fails. But combine the insider knowledge on the ins-and-outs of a presidential race, with a bit of love and lust and deceit and other strong emotions I'm unfamiliar with, and an anonymous author and BAM. I'm a fan, not least because I felt like I learnt something. Just a little bit.
Absolutely worth reading, and passing on to a friend, and then talking about lots afterwards. Five stars.