- File Size: 387 KB
- Print Length: 129 pages
- Publication Date: July 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008N17WYA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,421 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Newts: A Political Satire of Mythic Proportions Kindle Edition
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The names Romney and Obama are not mentioned once in this laugh-out-loud quest, and the reason becomes ever-clearer as our hero progresses toward its inevitable resolution: because the names may change but the faces of politics, the issues debated and, above all, the hypocrisies crippling progress (hypocrisies evident early on in the image of a protestor waving a sign that reads: "Don't steal from my Medicare to support Socialized Medicine") are eternal. In fact, by the time our unlikely (anti-)hero's journey reaches its climactic debate between the Romney and Obama of generations past, it's become clear that long after the 2012 election is history, Ed the Electrician's travails will continue to resonate (and frustrate) well into our future.
Deftly blending mythology and satire the author pays homage to Dickens and Euripides alike, creating a reading experience that feels at once familiar and new.Read more ›
I laughed so much it ain't funny!..my only hope is he reads it into audible.com so I can listen and weep tears of laughter as I work at my humdrum job! Sometimes humdrum..payday..not so much.
This story was so heavy on satire that I couldn't decide whether laughing or a *facepalm* was more appropriate. I must say that I did a lot of both while reading this.
Proud Tea-Party-loving Ed decides that drastic measures need to be taken when he can't bring himself to endorse the current conservative candidate. So he goes on a mission to bring Ronald Reagan back from the dead. Ed is fully unprepared for the Underworld and all its characters, and watching him try to sort out the crowd around him into molds he could understand was my favorite part of the book.
Mr Valenti paints his cariactures well, throwing in many grains of truth and borrowing from mythology to help paint his landscapes and people the Underworld. This leads to a fairly rich world for Ed to trek through.
Armed with some unlikely allies, Ed is determined to save the nation he loves with his good intentions and bad planning. How you take this mission could depend entirely on your political point of view, so if you're the easily offended type who can't take a political slam without wincing, this probably isn't the story for you.
I am glad I came across this book right now, because it's the perfect time to read it!
-Katherine X, Kindle Book Review
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Fun but with a short shelf-life. If you didn't read it when it was topical, you should probably skip it.Published 23 months ago by Jean B
Works pretty well in the beginning but runs out of steam around the middle.
Some nice historical stuff about Ancient Greek and Roman politics. Read more
As an up-to-date satire on American politics, it's very insightful and funny. Interesting twist on the state of the States.Published on May 4, 2013 by Diane C.
I don't usually read anything political, my airwaves are full of enough of that, thank you very much. But I did make an exception for this one. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Kindle Customer
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