In The Blue Folio, Matt McMahon crafts a near-future political struggle so compelling and realistic that it's easy to imagine it reflected on tomorrow's front page.
McMahon's novel skillfully paints a political future that feels both fantastic and achievable, with just the right balance between today's headlines and ideas of how the world will look tomorrow. The struggle between those fighting for an ideal and others with mercenary pragmatism echoes the current gridlock in Congress and the ongoing struggle between the political poles.
McMahon's writing is clear and crisp, with cutting dialogue and rich narrative.... its vivid political landscape, realistic characters, and engaging writing style will appeal to a wide range of readers.
In The Blue Folio, author Matt McMahon weaves together a very detailed political snapshot that focuses on the hidden dangers of unintended consequences. In this near-future story, we follow three timelines through a Constitutional crisis and what happens next. Primarily told from Bill's or George's point of view, this tightly wound story takes us from the meetings of the 2nd Constitutional Congress to its fall-out decades later. The author introduces us to several characters who have input into the rewriting of the Constitution and make you think that this might not be too far off for our nation. The ethical dilemma that occurs as a result of the rewritten Constitution makes one ponder. For years, politicians have claimed that we are a nation by the people, for the people... but the real question is: Are we really? The newly written Constitution tackles this question and the fall-out of trying to correct this issue.
Clearly, the author of this book has done his research. He knows the ins and outs of Washington, D.C., and how cogs get greased in the Beltway. This is a great story that really shines a light on how things get done in the Capital. In case you've wondered if it's what you know or who you know... this book seems to indicate that it is a bit of both. The intricacies and manipulations are quite fascinating and Mr. McMahon nails it in this character-driven thriller. His carefully crafted story makes you think about cause and effect. Fans of political thrillers will enjoy this book - I highly recommended it!
Lively flashbacks and fiery personalities make this more than just a memorable exercise in ethics.
A political thriller for readers on both sides of the aisle.
A riveting look into just one possible American future. Let the reader determine: would this be a Utopian society if such came to pass? Or Dystopian? Future-seers, beware!