The problem with “O,” a new piece of political speculative fiction that comes out next Tuesday, is that the novel is much less interesting than reality. The redeeming thing (at least for many bloggers) is that the novel, the existence of which is part of said interesting political reality, was written by an anonymous author — and that’s interesting.
“O” begins a few months from now and follows the 2012 presidential campaign in which a black Democratic (smoker) president, referred to as O (clever, clever), runs against a Republican who is determined to run a fair and respectable campaign.
Nothing like the circus that will probably actually ensue.
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