Skip to comments.David Frumís new novel is awful
Posted on 05/03/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT by Publius804
How can someone who writes compelling nonfiction be so terrible at fiction? Ive just read the first few chapters of David Frums new novel, Patriots. It is bloody awful. It also defeats the purpose that Frum claims he intended for it, which was to write a novel that tells deeper truths than journalism. In fact it retreads ground Frum the journalist has gone over many times before, most notably his increasingly shrill belief that conservatives are nuts.
Frum is a former conservative who is now trending liberal and may in fact be headed for the netherworld of Andrew Sullivanville; he has written many good nonfiction books about politics and culture, including my favorite, How We Got Here: The 70s: The Decade that Brought You Modern Life for Better or Worse. The man knows how to write. But Patriots is a stinker. The thing is so filled with clichés, bad dialogue and obvious plotting that Im not sure where to start.
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I loved it when Mark Levin took Frum to the woodshed.
Frum’s never been a conservative, but he’s always been an a—hole. I believe he was once a speechwriter for W, but that just shows W’s lack of good conservative ideology.
“How can someone who writes compelling nonfiction...”
“The RINO’s Guide to Attacking Conservatism”?
“the purpose that Frum claims he intended for it, which was to write a novel that tells deeper truths than journalism.”
Sure seems to be a Democrat.
If you ever thought that David Frum was a conservative, you’re either a Ripon squish or a far-left Democrat.
How hard could it be to write deeper truths than journalism?
Any molecule-thick layer of sweat is ‘a deeper truth than journalism’.