Reviews

Here are some of the nice things people are saying about Fool’s Republic:

The New York Journal of Books: “Important and timely…  The power of the book is not simply the story, but also the breathtaking prose used to tell that story.  A must-read…”

The Winnipeg Free Press : “[A] soliloquy born of reflection and nightmare, replete with musical, literary, historical and biblical references… thoughtful and compelling.”

Tulsa Books Examiner: “Simon will be your favorite character, but the people he meets along the way will touch you, repulse you and intrigue you… It’s a book that you will want to discuss with people. That’s when you know you’ve read something good, when you’re thinking and talking about it long after the last page has been read.”

Mysteries and More: “The ending was brilliant and unexpected. It is the rarest of thrillers, a reflective work, neither dependent on gun nor bomb to create suspense. I will be thinking about Wyley and “the land of the free”. It is an excellent book.”

BookBound: “A sophisticated thriller – not the run-of-the-mill, read something like it a hundred times before story. For anyone who enjoys thrillers and just plain good writing, I highly recommend Fool’s Republic.”

San Jose Mercury News: “A new political thriller exploring the limits of personal freedom and the psychology of resistance.”

“Timely and gripping. Fool’s Republic drew me in and wouldn’t let go. I couldn’t put it down.”—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award winner and author of The Liar’s Lullaby

“Gordon W. Dale’s protagonist, the perfectly maladjusted Simon Wyley, whisks us along the tightrope of this keen political thriller through one delicious dope-slap after another—he’s a bright light in the face of these imbecilic times.”—John Kain, author of A Rare and Precious Thing

“Gordon W. Dale has written a meditative thriller about loss, deception, and the search for soul in a terrifying world.”—Miha Mazzini, author of Guarding Hanna

“Gordon W. Dale has achieved a double tour de force. He expertly manages the breathtaking grip and pace that appeal to thriller aficionados, while also delivering an impressive array of philosophical, psychological, and historical substance for those craving a “literary” experience. In his creation of Simon Wyley, a citizen caught in the collateral devastation of all-too-familiar political maneuverings and corruption of government, Dale demonstrates the tremendous breadth and power of his writing.”—Marjorie Anderson, writer and coeditor with Carol Shields of the Dropped Threads anthologies

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