Book Review: Dearth of a Nation by Garman Lord
|Genre:||Political Satire, Mystery, Crime|
|Book Name:||Dearth of a Nation
Commando Series #5
|Publisher:||Hamilton State Press|
Dearth of a Nation is not a book for all, only for those who can digest political satire. Few characters would seem familiar from 2016 Presidential elections, e.g. Darnitol Drumpfke (aka Donald Trump). The characteristics are amusing, to say the least. In the backdrop of political environment is the story built to cast a political murder tale by teens and detective agencies.
Since this is satire, to make sense of everything that is said (written) becomes a little difficult and tedious. Since this was my first book on Commando series, maybe I have missed out on some nuances where the teens are too much intellectual with even government agencies bowing down to them.
However, too much dialogue (book is 90% dialogues) and over-confidence characters kills the fun! This reminds me of the recent book (play) by JK Rowling where expectations were set too high.
(P.S: A better marketing of this book and author is required since not much information is available on the internet).
Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
This fifth book of the Commando series is truly different, in seeking, as it does, to tell a new kind of story; to invent its own new genre along the way. It is, as usual, a crime/suspense thriller with a plot boasting more twists than a snake’s tail. It is also something very different, as leisure time reading goes; a serious crime mystery operating in a political world of outrageous farce. How does that work? Well, it’s complicated; easier, perhaps, to just read the book…
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