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Book Reviews of Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics

Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics
Primary Colors A Novel of Politics
Author: Anonymous, Joe Klein
ISBN-13: 9780446604277
ISBN-10: 0446604275
Publication Date: 11/1/1996
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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mel21clc avatar reviewed Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
As a former campaign staffer, I can assure you that this book is pretty spot-on with a lot of its content. It's definitely an enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This thinly-disguised novelized portrait of former president Bill Clinton caused a sensation when it was published. But you don't have to be at all political to enjoy this great story.
MyLikeIt avatar reviewed Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics on + 450 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book caused quite a splash when it came out, and it's still a good read.
nccorthu avatar reviewed Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics on + 569 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Shows how a political camapign works from the lower levels. A big book at its time and still valid. This I can say from experience. A good read for the "amature" politician. Also note for being a dig on Clinton of sorts.
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Very interesting peak into politics
maighdline avatar reviewed Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics on + 28 more book reviews
Most times, the movie isn't as good as the book. I think, in this instance, the movie is better. However, the book is quite good. My favorite character, by far, is the incredible, slightly-deranged, outspoken Libby Holden. Even though I knew the storyline, it held my interest and was just the right mix of funny, sad and disturbing. This is not my usual choice of genre, but I'm really glad I read it.
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The main appeal of Primary Colors, of course, lies in guessing who's who in the fictionalization of Bill Clinton's first bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and just how much of its juicy plot is true. Combining the narrative structure of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men with thinly disguised versions of headline news from the spring of 1992, Joe Klein created a portrait of American politics that has become virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
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Interesting "fictional" account of the run for the White House. Good read.
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Hilarious and whip-smart, but socially conscious and revealing. If there's such a thing as a smart breach book, this is it.
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This thinly-disguised roman a clef about a presidential campaign that is uncannily like the 1992 Clinton campaign.The story involves Governor Jack Stanton, a deft and ambitious politician, and his equally ambitious wife, Susan, who is aware of her husband's indiscretions but stands by him despite it all.
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good political novel
jonnylongball avatar reviewed Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics on + 43 more book reviews
god awful
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The main appeal of Primary Colors, of course, lies in guessing who's who in the fictionalization of Bill Clinton's first bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and just how much of its juicy plot is true. Combining the narrative structure of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men with thinly disguised versions of headline news from the spring of 1992, Joe Klein created a portrait of American politics that has become virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
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This is one of the best political novels ever written. It demonstrated to us all that while Jack Scanton was not perfect he was the perfect man for the job. No human on earth is perfect, with that said and understood how can one expect its leaders to perfect for they are mere mortals just like us.
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You will find yourself asking, "Could this really happen?"
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the book is better than the movie...even if John Travolta starred in the movie.
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good book.
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A much publicized political novel about an ambitious idealistic Southerner candidate with womanizing ways.
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It was right on, worth the read!!
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"Written perfectly...Primary Colors is a scream." -- Washington Post

"A win...brilliant...dazzling...the best political novel in many years...cynical and redemptive, funny and profound...PRIMARY COLORS is rewarding at every level." -- The New Yorker

I agree with the above reviews. -- Paul C.
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a bit dated
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From cover - An exceptional novel...a deftly drawn, wonderfully knowing portrait of our national bloodsport - politics. (USA Today)
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great book. very intriging
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Funny, funny, funny! Still love to reread it!
gotchagal avatar reviewed Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics on + 97 more book reviews
This is a really good book and if you even pay minimal attention, you will realize that the author is writing about old "can't keep my pants on" Clinton. The story is still fascinating and I can understand why the author(s) prefer to stay anonymous. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and so did everyone I let borrow it.
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Orginal cover
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