Dreaming Big Publications
Reviewed by Nicolette Hill
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.
4/5 This book was a very interesting read, especially with an election coming up. It really makes you think about what could have happened and what could, potentially, happen in the future with the right circumstances. Franklin Jefferson Adams, a non-political man struggling to control his personal life, is thrown unwillingly into power in a world rife with terrorism and corruption. I think those who are frustrated with the politicians today would definitely enjoy reading this book. However, the vignettes that Adams has are almost too frequent to the point of being distracting from the plot, and they seemed to cover the same issues that the plot was already showcasing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author had 37 years as a newspaperman, teacher, and public relations official. He taught English and journalism for 22 years on the university level, and taught as Wallace Pack II prison, Windham School System, Texas Department of Corrections, and part-time in English at Blinn College.
His B.S. degree was in English-journalism and government-economics, his M.A. was 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 was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.