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Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 27th 2019 by Farrago
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Sid Nuncius
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed The Great American Cheese War. It is a clever satire on right-wing conspiracy theorists, the way they may influence gullible politicians and provoke conflict for their own ends,

The story is, in essence, rather familiar from real life but here made absurd because the fabricated “threat” and subsequent conflict is between neighbouring US states and is over cheese. A dim, incompetent governor of Michigan, in post because he is the son of the state’s richest man, is manipulated by a ludicr
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Stanley McShane
You might guess from the title (which is what got me) that this might be a seriously tongue-in-cheek book and you'd be correct. If you are looking for something to read today that will have you laughing and shaking your head in disbelief, this is it. The author has a difficult time reigning in his politically incorrect observations and no one is safe from that jaundiced but critical eye, including Governor Hoeksma of Michigan, who is a gun-toting son of a billionaire eight cents short of a dime. ...more
Debra
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a rollicking riot of insanity and I mean that in the most wonderful sense! I laughed my way through this story that has to be read to be understood. I have tried to think of a synopsis for this and I can't. Government idiots, idiot citizenry, conspiracy of the lowest order (involving cheese) , all a hoot. I will say that the conversations with Lindquist (or was it Limenuts?) had me rolling in laughter.
Enjoy your summer, read this book!

Thank you Netgalley and Paul Flower for the ea
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solitaryfossil
I'll review tomorrow, I'm still laughing too hard to think.
OK.
Paul Flower has written a Very Funny Book! I laughed, I screamed, I giggled through every chapter. Best humor/satire I’ve read in a long time. The blurb is accurate, the book was great fun. Kind of like Dr. Strangelove meets The Three Stooges. Loved it.
Jan
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the publisher's blurb first because it is invisible on Goodreads at this time.
"Governor Bill Hoeksma of Michigan is a simple, gun-loving son of a billionaire who idolises George W. Bush.
When a mysterious illness afflicts members of his inner circle, his conspiring advisors point to a rumoured viral weapons attack - via monkey-pox-carrying prairie dogs - launched by the Wisconsin government. Governor Bill decides the Michigan militia should lead the military response, chaos ensues, and he
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Steve
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good satire

I enjoyed this book. The story is interesting, and there is great character development. There are some good action scenes and the story is mostly well-paced although it did lag a couple of times. I didn’t like some of the characters at the beginning of the book and I was a little discouraged, but then things picked up and I’m glad I didn’t stop. The book wasn’t laugh-out-loud funny, but it is clever at times and downright blunt at others.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of
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Abibliofob
Very different and somewhat entertaining. I have to thank #Farrago and #NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this crazy story about to US states fighting a war against each other.
Jeannette
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received an advance copy of this from the publisher via Net Galley.

I asked for this book because of the title and the premise. I love cheese. Wisconsin initiates war against Michigan? It reminded me of the idea behind Canadian Bacon, and I love that movie too. When I started reading, I was a bit worried. I wasn't sure if it was meant to be satire, and the first character introduced was not someone I thought I would want to spend a whole book with. Fortunately, there were many other characters
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