If Chris Hedges, author of "Death of the Liberal Class," decided to write a book of fiction, this would be it. In this case, this author, K.W. Fitzgerald, has given us an unlikely protagonist who is facing long-odds in his quest to become President of the United States. What Brian Connelly has to say and to learn on his road to the White House is a clear commentary of current times, even though the novel is set in 2004.
I've not finished the novel yet. Still, even though I'm only 2/3rds through, the writing is crisp, the characters believable, and with plot development containing enough ups-and-downs to cause the reader to wonder what Washington next has in-store for Brian Connelly and his new spouse.
Brian Connelly's ideas and rhetoric will shock some; for others, the concepts will be entertaining fiction only. In any case, if a candidate ever emerges espousing these ideas, I suspect s/he will be marginalized by both of the parties pretty quickly. Else, would a Brian Connelly ever actually begin to succeed in his quest to reform government as described in this book, it is likely someone would monogram a bullet with that reformer's name.
Perhaps that's the ending I'll read soon.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)