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Friday, February 24, 2017

THE PEOPLE’S POLICE by Norman Spinrad

This book was amusing, irreverent, insightful and outrageous.  A quote from page 37 provides insight to the author’s style, “Never attribute anything to conspiracy that can be explained by assholery.”   The quote won’t fly on my Amazon review but for my blog, my rules.  This is not a book for the faint of heart or those who oppose satirical writing  or who are offended by profuse profanity.   New Orleans is the setting and the people provide stupendous color.  Martin Luther Martin is a New Orleans swamp rat who crawls out of the swamp and changes the complexion of New Orleans.

Spinrad is a philosophic game changer.   His commentary on society and his views all expressed by his diverse characters make one consider the depth of depravity in our elected officials.  Ignoring the social commentary, the book is a grossly depicted view of New Orleans and the outlook of those who choose to live there. 

This was an excellent book that can be read as just an entertaining story about a New Orleans in the not to distant future or a treatise on social mores and chicanery.

I enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone who isn’t easily offended.


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