Rating: 5/5 Stars
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Fact vs. Fiction. Separating the two, especially in today’s world seems to be harder than it used to be. Whenever you see a headline, you can’t help but wonder how much is real and how much is exaggerated or even completely fabricated. These themes are prevalent in P. G. Sundling’s newest novel, The Internet President: None of the Above.
Part political thriller and part satirical comedy, this cross-genre novel blends its many tones masterfully. There are times when a novel loses its identity after its author tries to bring too many genres and tones to it, but that is not the case here. Sundling is able to weave the various tones and themes to put together a novel that, although a thriller read, is more real than many would like to admit.
The book is the first in a series, and it follows two best friends, James Wong & Maria Cortez, who have their software company stolen from them by an investor. James decides that the “power up” to getting his life and company back is to become president of the United States, and he soon convinces Maria to run as his vice presidential candidate. What follows is an up-and-down thrill ride that has everything fans of the thriller/suspense genre love. Mixed with just the right amount of humor, The Internet President, is the type of read that readers love to finish in one sitting, though the book’s 443 page-length may make that a difficult task.
Sundling’s novel is one that is more than appropriate to the current circumstances in American politics. Though the novel was based on a 2012 screenplay before being plotted in 2014 and early 2015, well before the 2016 presidential election, it amazingly captures the new political landscape that is forming day-by-day. Fans of political thrillers, conspiracy theories, or those looking for a satirical escape from the dreary news that we see every day will certainly enjoy The Internet President: None of the Above.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow for our interview with P. G. Sundling!