Jacke Wilson is another writer I came to know through doing my blog, so when I got in touch with him and he was kind enough to send me his new novella The Race I was keen to give it a whirl.
I’m no connoisseur when it comes to politics in the US or the political campaigns that are run, but it seems that no experience or prior knowledge is necessary when reading this novella. It follows Tom Olsen, a Governor, who wants to run for Congress, despite scandal in his last term of running in office. Tom cheated on his wife with an Italian lover and now it seems the whole of Wisconsin, and the US, are running their own hate campaign against him. When he calls on a writer to put his biography in some order, and put in a ‘crackerjack ending’ what entails is a journey between the two that exposes the brutality of politics, the testing of one man’s confidence and the idea that it’s possible to lose your genuine self.
For a novella this was incredibly written and the characters felt well formed and authentic. I’d recommend this book to people who are interested in politics or are looking for a quick read that deals with the power of determination and the human spirit.
Star Rating out of 5: 5
You can view Jacke’s blog here; http://jackewilson.com/
Happy reading fellow bookworms.