- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: All Points Books (October 23, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 125019444X
- ISBN-13: 978-1250194442
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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Paper Gods: A Novel of Money, Race, and Politics Hardcover – October 23, 2018
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About the Author
Goldie Taylor is a journalist, news executive, and political consultant who has been featured on nearly every news network and talk show. She is the editor-at-large at The Daily Beast, and her writing has appeared in Salon, Ebony, and The Huffington Post. She was the chief architect of Procter & Gamble’s “My Black is Beautiful” and the marketing force behind CNN’s Black in America. She appeared in the OWN's Light Girls, and PBS’s Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now. Paper Gods is her debut novel.
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There are a lot of characters in this book -- so many that I could have used a diagram of who's related to whom and who's backstabbing whom -- but the two main characters are Atlanta's mayor, Victoria Dobbs Overstreet, and newspaper journalist Hampton Bridges. Bridges is recovering from serious injuries he sustained in a car accident. He suspects the car's brakes and accelerator were tampered with because of the digging he's been doing into dirty politics.
Victoria is mulling a run for Congress after a longtime mentor was killed in Ebeneezer Baptist Church by a man who climbed up on the roof and shot through a skylight. Then there are a host of other characters, including Victoria's philandering husband, members of her birth family, and others who work in the shadows to achieve their ends. In this book, no one's hands are completely clean.
The plot is complex but interesting. I recommend this novel for those who enjoy stories about political skullduggery with a little violence thrown in.
Hampton Bridges is a journalist, kind of a dying profession these days, and he has made some big mistakes in his life. Instead of giving up, he’s back on the story of his life and he won’t give up. He’s hot on the trial of a huge conspiracy and he is going to figure it out and report it, no matter what it takes. I love him! I would give this book 6 stars if I could. One of my favorites for sure!!