February 01, 2008

Grisham: Presidential primaries and elections can be bought

As fiction readers like me welcome the release of John Grisham's latest legal thriller, The Appeal (now in stores ) the best-selling author comments in a Q&A session where he suggests that the ongoing U.S Presidential primaries could be bought with over one billion dollars floating around the campaign. Read more here

The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave readers unable to think about the U.S electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

If you're thinking what I'm thinking, then Grisham might just be working on a future political thriller that cuts deep into a U.S presidential primary revealing the political-money-floating-around kind of plot on the road to the White House. In The Brethren, Grisham portrays a cynical view of presidential politics where he traces the rise of presidential candidate Aaron Lake, a 'puppet' created by CIA director Teddy Maynard to fulfill Maynard's plans for restoring the power of the agency.

I can see the title: The Candidate. That would be a large chunk to swallow! Can't wait...

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