Reviews for O by Anonymous

The new novel about the current president and his 2012 re-election campaign is no Primary Colors, according to USA Today‘s review.

In the Washington Post, reviewer Ron Charles says it “isn’t as good as you hoped or as bad as you feared.” He compares the book unfavorably to others, saying it,

…has none of the snazzy wit of Joe Klein’s briefly anonymous novel about the Clinton campaign, or the grandeur of Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men, or the pathos of Ethan Canin’s America America.

The USA Today critic also jumps in to what “has become a parlor game for the capital’s underemployed and a topic for news outlets as far-flung as The Guardian in London and Le Figaro in France” (USA Today). In fact, “Obama novel” is among the “hot topics” listed on the Washington Post‘s Web site.

Most libraries are showing modest holds in line with ordering.

O: A Presidential Novel
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (2011-01-25)
ISBN / EAN: 1451625960 / 9781451625967

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