Thursday, January 20, 2011

Real-life mystery

There's no point in ignoring it. The biggest mystery story right now is: who wrote O, a Presidential Novel? (Great cover art.) If you haven't heard, O is a fictionalized account of the upcoming 2012 presidential election. According to those who have read it, the author has intimate knowledge of the campaign process and the relationship between politicians and the press, leading some to guess the author is a reporter or a campaign operative. Elsewhere I've read that the author's knowledge of Obama seems less intimate, leading some to point to an insider outside the Obama campaign, including Mark Salter, a close aide to and speechwriter for John McCain during the 2008 campaign.  

If the bad reviews are accurate, we may never know who penned the book and we may never care. O is available Tuesday.

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