Enna and Wootten’s ALOHA! Is A Great Introduction To A Power Series,August 25, 2011
This review is from: Aloha! (Paperback)
I love a great political story, especially one that takes a very realistic situation and presents it in a well-written novel. That is what authors Stephen A. Enna & Dennis J. Wootten have done with ALOHA!
The book takes us into a time that could very easily be our reality in one case: the deaf of Pres. Obama in 2012. Where the novel really showcases its creativity is the complex Senator Bruce Gavin that wins the election, becoming the President-Elect. Gavin is a man that can get the support of many not only on the right and the middle but even on the left. Some of his positions are at odds with his party, but this is exactly what makes him more capable of winning.
One of the main issues Gavin runs on and plans to deliver on is working on the debt. He is presented with a plan that would substantially help the country take care of its obligations even though it may also cause some division (quite literally in some way) with some of the American people.
Another issue that is addressed in a surprising way in the book is gay marriage. Gavin represents a part of the GOP who believes “live and let live” while even some of the left are having issues coming to terms with their real belief on the subject. The gay marriage discussion is one that leads to other revelations in the book, however, I will leave that up to the reader to discover and enjoy.
In the end the old adage that “Two is better than One” shows itself correct in this writing duo’s work. ALOHA! is a book that those looking for a great political story or just an entertaining read will be sure to enjoy.