Lionel Shriver: The new republic (2012, Harper) 3 stars

This book is a satire about terrorism and journalism, written in a sharp language that I found quite difficult, hard, especially in the first half. The main character is obsessed with various "larger than life" charismatic types. Not particularly likeable but I wished him well while reading. I discussed the novel with my #bookclub and we all agreed something doesn't quite work, although the description of the journalists' life is very real and some of the reflections are interesting. #LionelShiver #TheNewRepublic #satire #bookstodon @bookstodon