The Ultimate Collection of Outrageous, Weird and Unbelievable Political Tales
Dead Man Wins Election, by Phil Mason, is NOT a book for those who suffer from anger problems, paranoia, anxiety attacks, or a belief in political integrity. It is a book of political humor that was written to entertain, and, as popular video shows and immature programming have proven so well, stupidity is really, really funny! From village town halls, to the legislative halls of federal governments, reckless, irresponsible and irrepressible behaviors abound from cover to cover.
Mason has created a ‘who’s who’ of incompetent, conceited, and out of control public servants, who abuse positions of power and trust for more reasons than you can shake a pen at. Overall, I found the book delightfully entertaining, despite seeming as if it was put together in a rush. The only other drawback is, that Mason writes in the manner of English authors, eloquent, articulate and intelligent. However beautifully quilled though, British writers seem to have a problem using words to communicate on a common level. Perhaps it is their love for the language, or for hearing their own thoughts exaggerated to the point of being ridiculously overwritten, but either way, they tend to write as an art form, instead of a communication tool.
All criticism aside, Dead Man Wins Election is well worth its purchase price, and is guaranteed to make you laugh and swear out loud, again and again! This is a handbook for what not to do in office, and should be required reading by anyone with political aspirations.
Dead Man Wins Election, by Phil Mason, is exactly what it claims to be, “the ultimate collection of outrageous, weird and unbelievable political tales”.
Book Review By: W. Lewis, Publisher at The Northern Star