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A Thinly Disguised Polemic,
This review is from: Cowboy Angels (Paperback)
Cowboys Angels, while it does have an interesting premise of an alternate America attempting to assist other versions of itself in parallel universes, remains an annoying polemic against what the author clearly considers "American Imperialism." The author demonstrates a clear lack of understanding of contemporary history and of American political culture. Another fascinating concept ruined by an extreme political subtext.
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Initial post: Jan 7, 2011 7:38:20 AM PST
Thank you - this review was helpful.
Posted on Feb 20, 2011 6:47:33 PM PST
Richard A. Bretschneider says:
Thanks for linking to your blog. When someone starts dinging SF for "an extreme political subtext" I feel the need to investigate that person's politics, which you've made pretty obvious. Your negative review helped me decide: I'll be buying this book.
Posted on Mar 2, 2011 6:22:04 PM PST
Steven A. Oerkfitz says:
Since you give 5 stars to books by Palin and Bush I know where your politics lie so I can't trust your review of this book.
Posted on Mar 11, 2011 6:53:09 AM PST
Luv 2 Read says:
I appreciate the review. Whether a book leans toward my personal ideals or otherwise, I find it irritating if the author's personal politics impinge too much on the story -- or become the story itself. While the book looks interesting, I'm going to be avoiding it.
Posted on Jun 8, 2011 7:56:30 PM PDT
Jamie Jamison says:
"A Thinly Disguised Polemic?", coming from you Mark this is rich, really, really rich. I read "Children of Apollo" and liked it quite a bit, even though it was a thinly disguised polemic on how great Richard M. Nixon was (and even though the editing and proof-reading was utter crap). I bought a copy for an Army buddy of mine who's a big fan of the space program and he liked it too, but commented on how shoddy the proof-reading was and how the author was kind of "queer for Nixon". If you want to read lots of novels that start off with fascinating concepts but end up being ruined by extreme political subtexts go pick up anything published by Baen Books in the last two decades.
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