Book: Prezident Scumbag!: A Sick Bastard Novella
Author: Rupert Dreyfus
I’ve got to give a strong nod in favor of this one! I was immediately taken in by Dreyfus’ style and pointed social critique. I can see why he’s amassed such a loyal following. It’s like Anthony Burgess meets Kurt Vonnegut at a black block/ punk rock show, all while reading anarchist philosophy.
This political satire follows a cast of misfit anarchists who travel to the U.S.A to put on a protest music show. Between drug-addled mischief and philosophical musings, a tale emerges of hope against the backdrop of the election of Prezident Scumbag (a thinly veiled poke at who know who). Racism and nationalism are major themes. The story centers on the UK-born Fazal Khan of Pakistani heritage.
This novella is a quick read but it’s a powerful one. As someone not from the UK there was…
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