Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Game Change

So I've finally just finished reading the Book of Negroes by Laurence Hill and I must say, I am very impressed with his writing. Overall the story was very moving and enlightening. I promise I'll write a better review on the book some time soon!

I've moved on to read "Game Change" by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. I received this book from my parents who had read a review in the Financial Times. From what I've heard, this book has the "juiciest revelations" and insightful observations by Heilemann and Halperin, who accompanied many of these political figures during the 2008 campaign trail. It features John McCain, Barack Obama, Hilary and Bill Clinton, John Edwards and of course who could forget about America's favorite Alaskan Sarah Palin! It's a mix of politics and journalism..or should I say political gossip! I have a feeling "Game Change" is going to cause quite a stir in America in the next couple of weeks.

You better order a copy online if your interested in this book because from what I heard it has been flying off the shelves at Indigo.


  1. Heilemann was interviewed on "The Agenda" on TVO (TV Ontario)on Monday. He doesn't think the revelations in his book will result in a "gag order" on any of the campaign staffers in future because these politico types love to tell their stories. Any gag order will only drive away volunteers.

    So, there will be plenty of material for a Game Change II after the next election.

    On the other hand, I wonder how true the narrative really is, considering that the campaigning never really ends. The election of one President is the beginning of the next campaign, for volunteers who hope to move into important roles if their candidate wins & for the candidates who are preparing for the next election (Palin?). I'm certain there is some bending of facts and polishing of images by Heilemann's sources.

    Take care.

  2. Thank You for your comment! I'm definitely starting to see where you are coming from. The feeling that I'm getting from the first couple pages seems very fictional and it's seems as if the authors are exaggerating the emotion and thinking processes that these political figures are going through.