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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Jack Abbott is a Washington spin doctor who longs to make the big time: the White House. Once there, he'll do almost anything to hold onto his job. Will the country re-elect his boss, President Dexter, a beloved widower with a secret, because of Jack's skillful deception? Will Jack's conscience finally surface and spur him to make amends? Or is it too late? Spin Doctor has ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published June 20th 2012 by Saundersport Publishing
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Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't always read political novels, but when I do I prefer Spin Doctor.

Really this was a great value, I couldn't put it down and constantly found myself wrapped up in trying to decipher the truth in the main character's "spin" on his life. The writing was engaging and surprisingly well-paced for an indie book.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in intellectual thrillers who is otherwise turned off by the caustic rhetoric and partisanship characterizing most political novels. Lewi
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Wow! What a great book! For those of you who don't normally read political type books (like me) don't let that steer you away from enjoying this new book by M.C Lewis. The characters are easy to follow in regards to their position in Washington, yet each character is so complex. This book has struggles, competition, excitement and a small bit of romance braided throughout it. There is something in it for everyone. The book got off to a slow start for me but once it took off, I couldn't put it do ...more
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Spin Doctor is the story of Jack Abbott, who is kind of an asshole. But he's charismatic and you feel bad for him a lot so you keep reading and you end up rooting for him by the end of the novel.

If you're not up to date on DC acronyms and lingo, you're going to struggle a bit. But if you like The West Wing and Veep, you're going to like Spin Doctor.
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a page turner and likes a fast paced story.
Recommended to Randy by: Dorothy
A great read. You won't be disappointed. It grabs you quick and won't let go. Don't start it during the week because you will be late for work when you oversleep from staying up all night reading!
I was really looking forward to this book, and now that I'm done with it I'm still looking forward to something like it. I'd go 2.5 if that were an option. The basic story line was good. I love political settings, enjoyed the basic premise of this book and I loved Jack as a character. The dialogue was good and the descriptions of the settings were okay. The identification of other characters in the book was difficult. Without an introduction to most of them, the reader is just left to figure out ...more
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book is a quick read (it is fiction by the way, incase anyone thought it was actually an account of a D.C. journalist). It is largely driven by plot, where a young journalist looses his job and then quickly starts to move up the ladder of D.C. politics and journalism and hits some stumbling points along the way, because what fun would it be if the happy ending came 50 pages earlier. It was largely predictable but albeit entertaining. If you enjoy novels about politics and the media this boo ...more
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Jul 26, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: first-reads, 2012
[2012-08-07} Yay!!! It's here :-) Thanks MC
Dec 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Such rave reviews on this one, but for me it just plodded along. I think I never really understood the protagonist.
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