New Political Satire Reveals a Disturbingly Familiar 'Real America'
In "End Times: More Great Adventures in Real America," author Michael McCord tells the tale of an alternate universe featuring a satirical America gone mad.
By: Michael McCord
McCord said his inspiration for Real America was driven by his analysis of America's political climate. "My concern, my belief through my own reporting and research as a long-time political reporter and columnist, was that something was going very wrong with our political system and the country was heading to a possible nervous breakdown…I knew there was a fantastical, farcical tale within me. It was just a matter of getting it out."
Readers and reviewers are applauding "End Times" for its originality and boldness. D. Donovan with Midwest Book Review shares, "McCord successfully captures the irony and poignancy of a nation gone over the edge and injects elements of a thriller, dystopian observation, political commentary and social conflict…his ability to extrapolate them to their most outrageous and morally reprehensible outcomes is exquisite." Independent Review of Books said, "It's said that reality is starting to outpace satire: if the current political climate were put into fiction, readers wouldn't find it believable. McCord manages to avoid this quandary by making a novel that is entertaining and insightful on its own terms, adding a new interpretation of the strange drama unfolding before us."
"End Times" (ISBN 9781091374799, Independently Published 2019) can be purchased through local and online bookstores.
About the Author
Michael McCord, the former political editor and columnist for The Portsmouth (NH) Herald, is an award-winning journalist and writer.
A U.S. Army veteran, he covered his first presidential primary campaign in 1980 and has written for dozens of publications - including the Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Globe, New Hampshire Business Review, Boston Herald, New Hampshire Magazine – and has won New England & New Hampshire press association awards for investigative reporting, political commentary, feature and historical writing, and business journalism.
His Real America saga includes The Execution Channel: A Political Fable (2013) & End Times: More Great Adventures in Real America (2019). Penelope will be the final book in the trilogy.
For more information, visit www.michaelmccordauthor.com. Publicity contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review copies available upon request.