Crooked

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The prestige of the American presidency took a huge hit when Richard Nixon resigned from office after the Watergate scandal. But little did you know, Nixon had just saved not only America, but the entire world from an occult threat. He sacrificed his career, his reputation, and his dream, and his reward was decades of disdain and mistreatment. But, finally, Nixon breaks his silence and tells us the true story of his presidency’s darkest days.

Crooked gives us a twisted, occasionally funny, and utterly bizarre alternate history of Richard Nixon. This book covers his rise to power and the curious ups and downs of his political career, all cast against a supernatural threat spanning decades, leaving Nixon unsure of who is friend and who is foe.

Ambitious, provocative, and uneven, Crooked veers wildly between horror, paranoia, and comedy, presenting Nixon as a pawn in a much greater game he doesn’t entirely understand. And while I can’t say that I enjoyed the novel exactly, I did find it to have a delightful insidiousness to it, like a David Cronenburg film. When I turned the last page, I was definitely looking at the world with a bit more suspicion.


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Author Austin Grossman
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Mulholland Books
Publish Date 2015-Jul-28
ISBN 9780316198516
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Issue December 2015
Category Historical Fiction
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