American Infidel Book Review
|2015, Outskirts Press
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Tom Baglio's novel, American Infidel sounds like a great read for conservatives everywhere, and according to the notes, is the story of a man who does something about the corruption in government and the terrorism that is allowed to exist because of those in our white house. It is described as "brutally honest, politically incorrect, darkly comedic, and disturbing." The authors thoughts on "politically correctness" are right on, and some of his political views will appeal to many readers who are fed up with what is happening today. Unfortunately, this reviewer did not get past the first chapter due to the ridiculous amount of profanity. There are plenty of good political thrillers on the market that bring up good points, have great characters who fight terrorism and put bad politicians in their places, and are a joy to read. This novel is not one of them. Readers who enjoy smut and obsessive profanity, along with crass and tacky writing will certainly want to check out this first book in Baglio's trilogy, but any self-respecting person with a brain and a reasonable amount of taste will want to find an alternative novel.
Class is an attribute that does not go out of style, but is unfortunately not as common as it once was. While the issues discussed in the book are valid, and the opinions of the author regarding the corruption in the white house are shared by many, it's obvious that the author does not possess the attribute of "class" and has settled for verbiage in the book that is not acceptable to most mainstream readers. The author's profane rants may be suitable for a crude and unrefined (one reviewer labeled it "raw") blog, but are not suitable for a published book. Because of the excessive use of profanity (the F word is used 22 times in the short Foreword alone, along with several other classless words) this book should be considered unreadable for anyone who appreciates good writing where the author has an actual vocabulary and doesn't resort to profanity to make up for a lack of one.
Special thanks to the author for supplying a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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