A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters...more
A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures. When a former congressional aide becomes part of the staff of the governor of a small Southern state, he watches in horror, admiration, and amazement, as the governor mixes calculation and sincerity in his not-so-above-board campaign for the presidency.From the Hardcover edition. less
A fictional story on politics and widely excepted as parodying the 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. Really just a fantastic read with good insight into the system. The author remained anonymous for relatively some time.
Dear Anonymous: Show, don't tell.
While the exposition is very clumsy at times, the story is engaging and the characters are quite vivid. Moreover, it is one of very few stories I've read in recent years whose ending I appreciated.
Couldn't find this book at first because of course the colonials can't spell colours. Essential reading for all those who want to understand why the Democrats are doomed just as the Labour party and the Soviet Union was.