Rick Perry Prays for the Assassination Games (Story)

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
When you look at American politics these days, what do you see?

Land of the extreme, home of the crazy? The Democrats are keeping their loonies under wraps. But the Republicans? Man, they're out of control.

"Rick Perry Prays for the Assassination Games" is a political 'what if' story? What if you take the current principles of the Republican Party to their natural conclusion? What if those . . . More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780980712582
About Stefano Boscutti

STEFANO BOSCUTTI is an award-winning writer and director.

He loves stories about true mavericks and outsiders who want to change the world. Larger than life characters who either wildly succeed or go down in flames. (Often both at the same time.) Boscutti's stories are usually laced with humor and a ton of irony.

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Reviews

Review by: Cris Burton on Dec. 30, 2011 : (no rating)
This short story is filled with just the kind of New Year mirth that will put the entire U.S. political process in proper perspective. The side show that are the Republicn primaries are at the heart of the plot and without giving too much away, I will say that everyone will get their due (well hopefully anyway, the story is such that you do not know for sure). This was an enjoyable read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: sally guess on Dec. 28, 2011 :
I loved this funny story. Rick Perry and the rest of the Republicans are comic book characters and this story treats them as such. The story is sprayed with just the kind of details and characterizations that make any good book hard to put down. This author is quite talented.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Matt Kelland on Nov. 20, 2011 :
Two words of warning before you read this one.

1. If you're a Republican, then step away now. Put down the book, and go back to your normal life. You won't like this. Unless you're a Republican of the P. J. O'Rourke persuasion, and can handle people poking fun at you, criticism of your political beliefs, and can tell the difference between what Republicanism used to stand for and what it's become.

2. It's satire. It's not a political manifesto. It's part of a well-established tradition of political satire that goes back hundreds of years. It's in the same vein of writing as all those 1950s and 60s SF novels by the likes of Sheckley, Ellison and Brunner, where politics has been replaced by combat. It's a funny commentary on how shallow politics has become. People aren't interested in the actual issues: they want to see politicians ripping each other to shreds verbally. They want to cheer on their favorites and see their opponents humiliated.

If you're ready for that, then you'll enjoy this story immensely. The writing is sharp and acerbic, and it's a perfect length. The ending was a little unexpected, but by that time Boscutti's point was well made. Any more would have been unnecessary, and would have taken the story to a place it didn't need to go.

This is the second of Boscutti's stories I've read today, and I've enjoyed them both.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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