A Novel of Politics
I bought this book for A. a few years ago; he is very into politics. He liked it alright, and wanted me to read it as well so we could discuss. But I couldn\’t do it. I don\’t even remember how far I got; no more than a few chapters. It\’s not that the subject matter bored me, even though I don\’t have much interest in politics. It was something about the writing style and the fact that I couldn\’t keep the characters straight. My first impression was that there was an overload of dialog and I failed to get a sense of who the characters were, what they were like, even the setting or train of events. I couldn\’t keep enough straight to follow the storyline and just quit. I gathered that Primary Colors is mostly about the inside workings of a political campaign. Perhaps I was just in the wrong frame of mind and ought to try it sometimes later. If anyone else has read this book and enjoyed it, I\’d be glad to hear your opinion!
Abandoned 366 pages, 1996