The Day After Tomorrow
by Jon Symons
Category: Fiction / Crime
0 pages; ISBN: 9076953074
Rating: 7/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
The Last Word on Camelot
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
JFK isn't dead, he's gone into hiding!
It's like turning the proverbial Elvis theme around and putting it into a book.
Trust a Yorkshire gentleman to do it.
Perhaps Jon Symons can do this so well precisely because he has the Atlantic separating him from events here. Perhaps he does it so well because he is a darn good, imaginative author. Whatever. He gives us a novel that takes on
American politics from November 22, 1963, right up to recent times.
I found his perceptions about Camelot
entertaining and loved his notions about the motivations that may have driven the Elder Bush's political choices, too. That makes it politcally current, too, doesn't it?
In spite of my being jaded about the Kennedy story, I didn't find "The Day After Tomorrow" a snooze. The characters are absolutly believable including the Falstffian Dan Daniels.
The plot is exceptionally intricate. It is stitched togetherlike a sampler of cross-stitch. Up and down, we go. In and out. All the basics of a thriller are needled without a chapter
heading anywhere in sight.
I only found one minor facet disconcerting and that, I'm sure, will get fixed when the book hits the big time in
the US. The protagonist, John Capriotti, is the nephew of a mafia boss. The narrative is in his point of view, and he sometimes speaks a bit like an Brit. His dialogue is sometimes
flavored with some of the same stuff. For an Italian American to call diapers "nappies" is a bit disconcerting. I'm sure
they'll fix this for the American edition but I'm glad I didn't wait for that. This story is way too much fun to let a trivial keep you from reading it now.
(Carolyn Howard-Johnson's award-winning novel, "This Is The Place," was released
by AmErica House in time for the Winter
Olympics in Salt Lake City. That, along with a
renewed interest in genealogy and Carolyn's unique insight into the place she was raised makes this novel not only timely but essential. You can read the first chapter
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