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The Clinton Diaries

August 18, 2008

The Clinton Diaries by Fred Petrovsky is a fictional account of the days during and after President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. Fred researched the events, so names, dates and events are accurate, while dialogue is all imaginary. The story is told from former President Clinton’s point of view, and includes his internal struggles and his perceptions of how the Republicans and the public will react. It opens with his flirtations with Monica Lewinsky and ends with the no vote in his impeachment trials.

I didn’t really enjoy this book. It’s a quick read, but I found the writing sophomoric – I hope the people we elect to office are more intelligent than President Clinton came across in this book. It didn’t really read like a diary – there were only 10 or 12 entries and they included quite a bit of dialogue. I think this book is geared toward political junkies.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Rebecca permalink
    August 18, 2008 11:56 am

    Sounds like an interesting concept but one that would be difficult to do very well.

  2. August 19, 2008 12:09 pm

    I think its always difficult to do any type of speculative fiction well. I thought I’d give a pass to this one, I figured it would be either irritating or dopey… Thanks to your review, I think I guessed right! (You’re a heck of woman to sacrifice for the rest of us, to save us from this!!)

  3. December 23, 2008 5:47 am

    I think I saw this one as well and took a pass on it. It just didn’t seem like it would be that interesting or offer any insight that I needed.

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