I was eager from page one to start reading The Road Ahead by Willie Handler because in high school, I fell in love with the subtle humor associated with the genre of satire from reading books like Candide by Voiltaire, etc.
Some who have read my own previously published novels could argue that they contain a satirical tone to romance.
Yet Willie’s book kept me reading from the beginning because his characters had definite quirks, flaws, and a sense of realism to them.
And even though this book was published in 2016 prior to the election of Donald Trump in America, a non-political guy getting elected to lead a nation sure seems like quite a joke based on our past history.
but what I liked best about Willie’s book is the message that it gets across:
Just because a person didn’t study political science or has a background in politics or public service does not mean they aren’t going to take what they do know and surprise us all in the end.
You should never count anyone out. In politics or in life. People have a way of surprising you in good and bad ways.
In the meantime, I look forward to Handler’s next novel. I’m already anticipating the fits of giggles it will have me in.
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