Sinclair Lewis must have dashed off It Cant Happen Here in the heat of the moment. The characters are two-dimensional, especially, the villains. The story is precipitate and, yet, over-long. The abrupt turn around of events at the end is silly and there is no organic reason for most of the dire events-suddenly, folks turn sadist, suddenly, folks turn hero. Lewis is best when he is drawing characters motivated by petty desires like Babbit and Elmer Gantry. The narrator is good and does much to make this book worth listening to.
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