Recent Reviews for Maud Muller
The Neocon Conspiracy (Book) - 12/6/2008 6:21:28 PM|
something for all persuasions
Maud Muller has delivered a thoughtful book on what could happen to America if it slips further to the right. She bases this on a premise that back in 1964, after Barry Goldwater's defeat, five Republicans got together a figured out a way to rule America, regardless of who wins future elections: privatization.
If you're a conservative, you're gonna love the first six chapters. But you won't like the next couple: a liberal-slanted view on what happened to Clinton in the 90's. But you'll be back in full swing for a few more chapters after that, nodding along, as Muller sucks you into the vortex of moral decay and corruption.
On top of the political overtones, Muller tells a love story between a deeply spiritual Elizabeth Whalen and an undercover liberal Joshua Freeman. Whalen's spiteful marriage to the top-dog conservative Grables is Freeman's impetus to expose the Founding Five, and this triggers a wave of betrayal, murder, sacrifice, and redemption.
(Come to think of it, Whalen's and Freeman's story is a bit like Whittier's "Maud Muller" poem of what-might-have-been. Hmmm.)
And when it's all over, the reader will wonder if this could really happen. Some of the ideas are intriguing: the failure of social security and medicare leading to a national healthcare plan; the Patriot Act growing into a Weapons Control Act, backed by conservatives, banning all but hunting riles; and the nationalization of local/state law enforcement agencies into the Department of Homeland Security.
This book is fun for all: If you're a liberal, you'll find a happy ending and enjoy the buried zingers. If you're a conservative, you'll be tickled that Muller used the "Intelligent Design" argument to discover the conspiracy.
Muller's characters are full-figured and sympathetic, her descriptions are detailed, and her story is decently paced. A good start for Muller!
The Neocon Conspiracy (Book) - 2/7/2008 6:18:49 AM
I tried to post my review on this page, but it must be in one place -
please read my review of The Founding Five - it is an excellent book - Ms. Muller has a gift and cannot wait to read more from her!
The Neocon Conspiracy (Book) - 1/27/2008 2:44:19 PM
This "Excerpt Chapter One" gives an excellent and clear picture of what the whole of "The Founding Five" is about. I liked what I read here and am most impressed with the contents and style of its author.
May "The Founding Five" reach millions of American hands ~ and get to the million sale's Mark soon.
May You enjoy a long healthy creative life through a blissful living.
I salute You
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
The Good Neighbor (Short Story) - 3/9/2008 10:28:45 AM
It's well-written, literate, and has great potential. I think that, as a dramatic story, it could use just a bit more drama, perhaps a greater exploration of the characters' states of mind - a little psychological suspense. Just a thought.
First Kiss (Short Story) - 3/9/2008 10:20:38 AM
I liked it, but I felt the end came just a little too quickly, and I agree with Randall that an exploration of the era would be helpful, as it always is when talking about school.
The Bridge to Nana (Short Story) - 3/9/2008 10:12:32 AM
This is really terrific. I think you capture many emotions and several of life's challenges quite well: regret, loss, relief, self-preservation. You clearly had a point to make, and you made it well.
First Kiss (Short Story) - 2/13/2008 7:59:28 PM
Nice topic. Perhaps if you point out what year the story takes place in. Would Frank get expelled nowadays?
Obama's Surprise (Article) - 6/9/2008 8:34:25 PM
There once was a man who believed
From racism, we could be relieved.
What a foolish mistake
The doubters would make,
From bigotry they could not be freed.
Is the Sky Falling? (Article) - 4/18/2008 1:03:36 PM
"We Social-Democrats always stand for democracy, not “in the name of capitalism, ” but in the name of clearing the path for our movement"
Lenin, Letter to Inessa Armand (1916)
Obama's Surprise (Poetry) - 6/8/2008 7:07:50 AM
Obama's Surprise (Poetry) - 6/7/2008 5:00:51 AM
This interests me Maud, tell me more if you wish, i am just a bystander in a foreign land to you...Wondering what comes next with it all.
Kind regards Ch'erie
An Obama Limerick Revisited (Poetry) - 5/3/2008 6:37:36 PM
lol. You do limericks masterfully. Love them. Liz
An Obama Limerick Revisited (Poetry) - 5/3/2008 6:05:29 PM
Cute. I like the first one. You're good with those. Thanks
An Obama Limerick Revisited (Poetry) - 5/3/2008 11:09:59 AM
Again, PERFECT just as the first time...yes that name would be quite scary in any office...Ed & Rufuz (w00f)
An Obama Limerick Revisited (Poetry) - 5/3/2008 10:13:37 AM
An Obama Limerick Revisited (Poetry) - 5/3/2008 7:57:58 AM
Oh, Lord, is right! Well done -
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Limericks from the Left (Poetry) - 5/2/2008 12:15:43 PM
I love Limericks, and absolutely adore these prizes of yours! One thing...on the third: Bush nearly went bankrupt twice in oilfield business in West Texas; Saudies bailed him out both times and how he conveniently bought into the Texas Rangers...and bought into Texas Governorship...not a fan of his...
Blessings ~~ Micke
Limericks from the Left (Poetry) - 5/2/2008 11:39:21 AM
Beyond brilliant. I got a chuckle or two but mostly the truth struck at my core, sadly. Excellent Liz
Limericks from the Left (Poetry) - 5/2/2008 11:33:54 AM
definitely a chuckle or two or maybe twenty...thanks for them...Ed
The Performance (Poetry) - 1/27/2008 12:34:21 PM
An ontological social... "The Performance" sings the facts of life.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
The Performance (Poetry) - 1/21/2008 4:42:07 PM
This is as enjoyable as the circus! Great rhythm and rhyme. I see kids jumping rope as they recite it. Cheers