Here’s the premise of Roland Merullo’s political satire, American Savior: Jesus runs for president. Not the pale-skinned Jesus of Western art, but a suave, swarthy, part-Navajo mystery man preaching ”kindness and goodness.” Narrator Russ Thomas — a ”locally famous beat reporter with nice hair and aspirations for an anchor spot in a top-ten market” — has his doubts (and sometimes worries Jesus is after his girlfriend) but nonetheless dumps his TV job to work for the campaign. Unfortunately, Merullo’s arch tone clashes with his earnest message, and the novel drags on a little too long. Sort of like this campaign season. B-
American Savior Here's the premise of Roland Merullo's political satire, American Savior: Jesus runs for president. Not the pale-skinned Jesus of...American SaviorFiction, Politics and Current EventsRoland Merullo Here's the premise of Roland Merullo's political satire, American Savior: Jesus runs for president. Not the pale-skinned Jesus of...2008-08-15Algonquin Books
Genre: Fiction, Politics and Current Events; Author: Roland Merullo; Publisher: Algonquin Books
Posted August 15 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
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