Monday, January 07, 2008

On... The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

I added this book to my list because I wanted to learn more about this presidential candidate who in what little information I received looked very interesting. While I would prefer Mike Huckabee as president I think that I could support Obama.

Obama writes with a very fluid, almost popular style. I discovered about fifty pages into the book that it was taking me much longer than normal to read this book because I wanted to read everything on the page... every word.

When I first noticed that Obama was not narrating in a strictly chronological direction I had a little bit of hesitation. Books or other forms of narratives that skip around and/or venture off into unconnected subjects are a big turn off for me. I kept reading the book and realized that this sort of narrative is exactly what a potential voter could ask for in order to learn about a candidate.

Each of the chapters deals with different aspects of life from Democrats vs. Republicans to Family. I learned just about everything that I could wish to know about Obama as a presidential candidate and nearly everything that I would wish to know about him as a person.

For anyone interested in becoming a well-informed voter this political season should pick up this book if for nothing else than to get a little information about this relatively unknown frontrunner. The fact that Obama writes with ease and appeal is just an added bonus.

1 comment:

Marcia Mickelson said...

Hi Eva. I saw your link on Karlene's Inksplasher blog. I loved this book and I was pleased to read your review. I really like Barack Obama. I wholeheartedly agree with your post.