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- Publication Date: January 24, 2017
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In a time when it seems more and more difficult to find entertaining yet substantive books, Queenie's Teapot shines. Hoping for a sequel soon!!
Characters aside, Carolyn pulls her readers into a tale of ‘what ifs’. She explores the idea of a new structure of government, where democracy has been declared outdated, and she highlights strengths as well as weaknesses. Queenie’s Teapot always had me itching to get to the next page, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to dive into a realm of political possibility.
** I received a copy of the book for free, but was so enamored by it that I was compelled to purchase a couple of copies to give away as gifts. I voluntarily wrote this review. **
Queenie's Teapot is a wonderful political satire set in a time when democracy has failed and a new system is set in place. In Britain citizens are sent jury-duty type notices to report for civil service. Citizens are given jobs suited to their skills so when Queenie Mason is analyzed and determined to not really have a skill, the natural position for her is Head of State.
Queenie is a wonderful character. There's a lot of the PBS late night Brit show matriarch in her. She's very down home in an English sense. A woman who will have you in for a cup of tea and a natter. One would expect this Leader of a Nation to be direct and boil things down to the basics. As one might expect, regular people thrown into civil service have their own challenges. They aren't thrown in blind but still there's an inherent feeling of inadequacy that we all face in new situations that does make for interesting mental fodder. Steele poses an objective question. Could it be any worse than the system we have in place now? There's no judgment or attempt to tell readers what they should think but likable everyday people in an extraordinary circumstance. Steele presents readers with a compelling "what-if."
Steele's style is polished in style with a marked ability to break her dialogue down to its raw form. Each character is distinct and well formed with regional patois employed when appropriate. There's a sense of familiarity in the text without feeling as though it was something a reader may have encountered in other works of fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed "Queenie's Teapot."
So why did I give it 4 stars? The ending felt a bit like a cop out. I think there were a lot of ways it could have gone to be more compelling and the way the author chose let down the quality of the work preceding it. Great read. If you like political satire, give "Queenie's Teapot" a look.
‘We’re all just plebs, that’s the point. If there’s a point at all.’
The Queen is dead, long live the Cabinet!
In 2023 Great Britain is now represented by appointed representatives and manipulated by a cadre of 'handlers' who are to school them in running the country. The question becomes, who's handling the handlers?
And Queenie Mason's just been appointed for a three year term. Her life, and the lives of the rest of the "Citizen Representatives " will never be the same! Made redundant by a computer, Queenie and her husband Bert are moved into a flat at Buck Place, where not only she will learn how to represent her country, but teach her teachers a thing or two as well.
It all begins with a cuppa tea and a caring person....
This is a political satire. Even with my familiarity with Great Britain, this was not an easy read. I love "Brit Coms" but seeing them on TV is so different than reading one, and this one took a while. Bottom line is that it is pretty good, but I felt like I missed a step or so, and played "catch up" for the rest of the book.
All in all,I loved Queenie and started out not thrilled with way her handlers seemed to be manipulating her and the others. It took the computer "geeks" storyline for me to really begin to enjoy the story. I recommend this book