The New Republic

The New Republic

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Ostracized as a kid, Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. A disgruntled New York corporate lawyer, he's more than ready to leave his lucrative career for the excitement and uncertainty of journalism. When he's offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater that has sprouted a homegrown terrorist movement, Edgar recognizes the disappeared larger-than-life reporter he's been sent to replace, Barrington Saddler, as exactly the outsize… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

She has at her disposal the weaponry for satire, including a whip-smart wit and biting turn of phrase, but this attempt flails ineffectually, never quite finding a juicy enough target.

For fans of Shriver’s more recent works, “The New Republic” reads like what it is: juvenilia. It has her signature insight and deep cynicism, but they’re stuffed into a plot that comes off as half-baked and dated. Shriver displays her gift for exquisite characterizations and razor-sharp phrases, but she hasn’t quite integrated them into a novel worthy of them.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Harper (March 27, 2012)

Collection: Harper

Format: EPUB

Page count: 400 pages

File size: 11.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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