This is a great book, but you really have to be familiar with the Discworld series to appreciate it. I don't know why the most recent books are not identified as part of the Discworld series, since picking one up randomly and trying to read it would be a maddening experience.
"Karin", who gave this book one star, most likely did not read the previous 28 books before trying this one, thus the very negative review. It's a real shame, since this is a great story, once you know what to expect from it.
Not a bad book really, but it has its facts abit mixed up. For example, the recession happened after Bush came into office, though the White House has been steadily back-dating it as the elections draw near. It should also be noted that the military that has done so well (whether the wars were justified or not, they did well) was the army put together by Bill Clinton (bush didn't have time to make any big changes before the wars). There's also the fact that Bush has been doing everything in his power to hinder the investigation into 9/11, hardly the actions of a good leader who cares about his people. Then there's the lying about the economy, the fact that he turned Clinto's budget surplus into the largest deficit this country has ever seen, and did it in only three years.
Again, this isn't a terrible book, and Bush has done some good. He isn't evil or stupid like many claim, but he is greedy and arrogant. I suppose it helps that the author is a reporter for the New York Post, which is barely a step adove a supermarket tabloit, and totally in the pocket of republican interests.
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