By James R. Parrish
Published by Dreaming Big Publications
ABOUT THE BOOK
A compelling, moving, life-or-death story about the survival of American democracy and Christian morality. A Paper Pauper on the Whistle Perch is a heart-rending sensitive, moving story of fear and danger, pain and struggle, futility and immorality in American democracy, which, like all other democracies throughout history, is destroying itself. Franklin Jefferson Adams represents the rank and file American - a non-politician who wants all Americans to be able to pursue "the American dream" and to be able to vote in a system in which he is no longer forced to vote for "the lesser of two evils." Adams is the average American caught in a deteriorating government and society. In his fantasies, which are complete vignettes, he suffers the agonies of almost all social and religious problems in American today.
4 out of 5 stars
Politics are complicated, no matter where or when you are. At times, it seems that corruption and immorality can reign supreme as the worst kinds of people are given a platform to spout their own views or ideas. Our modern-day political situation is frankly notorious for causing disillusionment and frustration amongst the American public. In A Paper Pauper on the Whistle Perch, the author explores the complications and life of Vice President Franklin Jefferson Adams as he navigates a political system beset by violence and corruption.
Despite the fact that political novels are not really my ‘thing’, I did enjoy A Paper Pauper on the Whistle Perch. I found the book to be quite well-written and entertaining. Despite the fact that the book was written in the eighties, it easily transcends to today, especially given the current political situation what with the coming election. Despite the fact that the book is well-written, there are moments when the prose seems a bit melodramatic and overdone. Also, many times the author’s agenda and political views seem a bit too overt and can easily put off the reader. Despite these things, it was nice to see a character like Franklin, who is a generally good person, do his best to serve his country.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author had 37 years as a public newspaperman, teacher, and public relations official. He taught English and journalism for 22 years on the university level. He taught at Wallace Pack II prison, Windham School System, and Texas Department of Corrections. His B.S. degree is in English-journalism and government-economics. His M.A. is in English, and his work for the Ph.D. was in communications with a minor in political science. He attended the following universities: Texas, Stephen F. Austin, Oklahoma, Missouri Southern Illinois, and Southern Mississippi.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I am not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.