Clinton’s ‘novel,’ which is a mix of self-aggrandizement and cringe-inducing attacks on Trump, is reason that politicians should leave their fiction off the page.

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is the author of the novel Nigh and journalist who covers art and culture. He has previously written for outlets such as Breitbart, LifeZette, and BizPac Review among others. Follow him on Twitter @WritingLeeman

is the author of the novel Nigh and journalist who covers art and culture. He has previously written for outlets such as Breitbart, LifeZette, and BizPac Review among others. Follow him on Twitter @WritingLeeman

Politicians using book deals to keep their profile relevant is nothing new. Considering the amount of memoirs that have been written by former Trump White House staffers, we should be expecting one from the janitorial staff before the year is up.

Some, however, cannot settle for just spilling their political views onto the page, so they try their hands at fiction. Typically, politicians are pretty good at fiction, especially the longer they have held office, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a novel with a senator or congressman’s name on it that is worth reading. ‘State of Terror’ by Hillary Clinton and Canadian author Louise Penny doesn’t change this.

The book, out today, follows Ellen Adams, a newly-appointed secretary of state forced to step down from her media empire for her new assignment. As the president addresses Congress for the first time, bombings are reported in major cities around the world. Adams begins her globe-trotting adventure to discover who is behind the chaos and stop future bombings.

The story itself is fairly inconsequential. By the time you are two-thirds of the way through the novel, Penny and Clinton have lost themselves so deeply in various characters and story beats, that it’s difficult to keep track of what matters.

The truly baffling bits come from Adams herself and her interactions with several characters, who are such obvious stand-ins for Clinton’s political enemies that there are moments where the text borders on parody.

In the world of ‘State of Terror,’ the previous one-term president is a charismatic but hateful leader who now spends his days golfing in Florida. Some refer to him as “Eric the Dumb” or “President Dumb.” This Republican’s presidency is an obvious liberal filter over Trump’s time in office as it’s described as an administration with “near-criminal incompetence” that committed such atrocities as pulling “out of a nuclear accord deal with Iran.” How… clever?

This version of Trump is also surrounded by enablers who wish to put him back in power and despise “America’s. Brinkwire Summary News. For more information, search on the internet.

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