“When men plot to rule the world,” the old man said, “they do it in plain sight.”
In an election year, it is good to have an alternative to the daily debates, attacks, posturing and relentless pressures of the real campaign. If you need that diversion, then follow this unlikely hero, the librarian, on an entertaining and complicated romp in the final days of a presidential campaign. Part thriller and part comedy and part parody, the plot follows the librarian’s rude awaking to the dark side of Washington politics, meeting both virtuous and dicey characters along the way to saving the world. Beinhart wrote American Hero which turned into the film Wag the Dog. This book is along that line in election coverage, but a different angle. Even though written in 2004, it is relevant today.
Check the BPL catalog for this title: The Librarian