Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Donald Antrim

Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel

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Publication date: June 2012
ISBN: 9781429977371
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"A dark, suburban fantasy . . . richly funny, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar." —The New YorkerIn the seaside community of Donald Antrim’s Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, the citizens are restless. The mayor has fired stinger missiles into the Botanical Garden reflecting pool, and his public execution was a messy affair. As these hawkish suburbanites fortify their houses with deadly moats and land mines, a former third-grade teacher named Pete Robinson steps forward with a tenuous bid to replace the mayor. But can anyone satisfy the terrible will of the people? By turns funny and phantasmagorical, fiercely intelligent and imaginative, Donald Antrim’s story of suburban civics turned macabre is a new American classic.
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There is something a touch Orwellian in Antrim’s social commentary. His keen eye slices off a piece of life as we know it and grafts it to another, more unhinged, social corpus and nurtures the incredible outcomes in this beguiling satire. He blends humour and horror in a way that taps into the dark little devilish corners of each of us to the point where, and you don’t know how or why exactly, you can see where Mr Robinson is coming from within all the madness. Read it to be unsettled, entertained and put it away not being sure whether or not you really liked it. Antrim has produced literature worthy of analysis, because so much of his society is alien, but also eerily familiar at the same time. Confused? So am I…
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