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Sammy's House by Kristin Gore
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Dec 17, 08

bookshelves: fiction, politics, american-lit
Read in November, 2008

The sequel to Sammy’s Hill, and kind of a downer. Sammy’s boss RG has become Vice President, but thanks to the president’s vices, scandal and political strife are waiting just around the corner. Sound familiar? Gore’s clearly working out her (justifiable) anger toward a certain BC here, and a lot of the passages have a bit of a “oooh, burn!” quality to them. The book is still humorous, and Sammy is still an unusual and delightful protagonist, but it’s just way less fun to read about a Democratic administration in peril than it is to read about a bunch of Democratic upstarts taking the White House. There are some weird pacing problems, too: movie stars! Lesbians! Twists that come out of nowhere, only to disappear in a flash! But at the most basic level…remember what the last few seasons of The West Wing were like? I only got through that because I knew Josh and Donna would be making out by the end. There is, sadly, not a similar carrot to be dangled here.
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