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About the Author
- ASIN : B0718YNJ97
- Publisher : B Cubed Press (April 26, 2017)
- Publication date : April 26, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 633 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 282 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0998963410
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #726,395 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Jim's contribution I'd read before - The Gettysburg Address as interpreted by Donald Trump. That alone is worth the price.
The other contributions were all new to me. I haven't been disappointed by any of them. There are fairy tales (A reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's Nightingale), stock sci-fi, hopeless dystopia and hopeful dystopia. A tale of a third generation Muslim Indian coming home after work has a heartening surprise twist.
It's so easy to get bogged down by the unrelenting 24 hour news cycle. Really great fiction, even if it is about the current circus of our times, is a great escape. This is a great escape.
I would comment at length on many of the contributions, but you would need a lifetime of experience spanning the Cold War (visited MT missile silos and CA Nike bases as entertainment), combat in SE Asia (protests in Berkeley and military service), life in Europe (Baader-Meinhof & IRA), and progressively non-progressive life in the US mid-Atlantic and upper Midwest. Better to read this compendium and to apply it to your own experience and to make the changes to your own life that the application presents.
I will be acquiring hard copies of this work, to share among my acquaintance as the Gideons do with their hotel Bibles.
Headlines, such as the park service going rogue and the army possibly going against American citizens, seem to have sparked Blaze Ward’s imagination, and the result is “The Last Ranger (ANPS -1, CE 2053),” a story about a young man who wants to be a Forest Ranger, not a soldier, but circumstances pits him against Trump’s vision of an army. Louis Marley’s “Relics: a Fable,” provides moving dystopian view of where we may be going with so much love and humanity that it hurts.
Alternative Truths mixes more light-hearted stories with the doom. Diana Hauer’s “The Trumperor and the Nightingale,” is a fairy tale, with all the bad parts that make the good parts better. In “As Prophesied of Old,” by Susan Murrie Macdonald, Trump visits Great Britain (Queen Elizabeth II should read this one), and while the lowliest lowly in Parliament are called on to comment, someone shakes off the dirt and… no spoilers.
Adam-Troy Castro’s “Q&A,” and Jim Wright’s “President Trump, Gettysburg, November 19, 1863” provide many good laughs and guffaws as they use Trump’s own words in these gems of snark and satire.
There are many other good stories, but what fun would that be for you if I summarized this smart book like Trump did the deed? Read it and enjoy.
It’s time from Radford and Brown to do the next 100 days. Smart, witty stories are going to help us get through this.
Top reviews from other countries
And certainly never more so than since November 9, as we watch the President's twitchy orange fingers only kept from the Launch button because they're holding a golf club.
For that reason I follow several Liberal bloggers, including Jim Wright, who pointed to this book with my picture on the cover, in which he has a contribution. While I bought it for his and Adam Troy-Castro's entries, I enjoyed all the 2 dozen different takes on the Trump presidency: from horrific to laugh out loud funny, each perspective offers a few minutes of truly enjoyable reading. Recommended.
The stories vary widely in genre. My favorites stories included in this book include science-fiction, dystopian future, Twilight-zone-like horror, and "could possibly become reality anytime now".