Like a Dickens Novel – “The First First Gentleman,” by Gerald Weaver
M. Walter gets “The First First Gentleman.” His sterling review here.
“Like a Dickens novel, the multiple plot twists and legions of characters from two different worlds sprawl across the pages until they all come together in a single focus. While multiple villains threaten the peace of the reader throughout the journey, and Weaver is an unflinching observer of the flaws in American society and history, his choice to set his modern story in a well known, and possibly discarded, Victorian art form, ends up as more than a statement of optimism. It may be the only philosophical way out of the dismaying political civil war we find ourselves in throughout the globe. Since “Love is the Reason” is a subtitle on the book jacket, I don’t think I am giving anything away . . .”