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The Ionia Sanction by Gary Corby
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Oct 29, 2011

it was amazing
Read in September, 2012

This is a great, fun, fast read. I think I liked it better than the first one, and I really liked that one, too.

The parallels of Athens politics and the Bush/Obama administrations are...well, if not subtle, at least quite amusing in their obviousness. And throughout, the book is very funny.

Corby has created a loveable main character whose hubris is the source of much laughter, but you can't help rooting for him in all his naievete. And he's got a good woman to keep him on the straight and narrow. Sometimes he succeeds through sheer luck (or blessings from the gods), but when it's important, he pulls through on his own smarts.

I'm looking forward to the next one in the series. Oh, and the Author's Note is at least as entertaining as the book, if not funnier.

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