Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Race

by Richard North Patterson

Let me start by saying that although I enjoyed this book, I did not give it 5 stars for the following reasons:

1. It was leaner than typical RNP fare. It was RNP Lite.
2. The ending was lame.
3. At a certain point, none of the bad guys were distinguishable from each other, as is often the case with naughty Republican politicians.

That having been said, I did really like this novel. It is a fast-paced political thriller about the race to become the nominee for the Republican party in the next presidential race.

The candidates are: Reverend Bob Christie, a wack-o member of the crazy Christian right; Rob Marotta, a less wacked out, but still super-conservative, who likes to play dirty; and our hero, Senator Corey Grace, Gulf War hero, straight-shooter, and all-around nice guy.

You can pretty much guess what the plot's like, with very few twists. But it's still good. RNP makes you feel like you're a part of the campaign at every turn.

If you like RNP, you'll like this.


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