If you’re looking for some appropriate reading material for Election Day, I suggest David Levithan‘s Wide Awake. It’s an excellent, zippy, funny, insightful and above all else political YA novel set in the a (sort of distant but) not so distant future Here’s a snippet from the opening (longer excerpt here):
"I can’t believe there’s going to be a gay Jewish president."
As my mother said this, she looked at my father, who was still staring at the screen. They were shocked, barely comprehending.
I sat there and beamed.
p.s. Hunter S. Thompson fans may want to check this out (note: not pretty), but a rousing post. Sentiment heartily agreed with. Although, I think you’re allowed to complain no matter what. It’s in the Bill of Rights.
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Oh yes, David is a wonderful author and a fantastic human being. He treated me and some other contributors to his anthology The Full Spectrum to a reading from Wide Awake in June at the Scholastic headquarters.
interesting! i’ll check it out.
I also have to recommend Jess Walter’s CITIZEN VINCE in this category…
Alive! And WELL! Hi Gwenda. Yes, I’m stuck in the office for the next month or so–taking a break from sailing tall ships around-doing marine operations. First time with internet in about a year. So..Our local Veterinarian, Michael Bergey, wrote a sf book called “New Coyote” Haven’t read it. Have you?
Let me know what you think.
Looks Like I got a lot of reading to catch up on.
Ps. Everyone here likes. your reading/martini lounge
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