Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Blinders Keepers by John Rachel

Blinders Keepers
by John Rachel

Publisher: Literary Vagabond Books; 2nd edition (December 14, 2015)
Publication Date: December 14, 2015
Genre: Political Satire | Dystopian
Print Length: 184 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 In this dystopian satire, full of political intrigue and social chaos, a young man who escapes his hopelessly hayseed home town in Missouri is accidentally labeled a terrorist and must survive a manhunt by government security agencies in a paranoid and unraveling America. The president out of desperation perpetrates an end-of-the-world hoax, trying re-establish control and get himself re-elected.

Blinders Keepers is social-political satire in the tradition of Jonathan Swift, Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller, but revved up and spit-shined to take on the historical new levels of absurdity and dysfunction of the 21st Century.

Blinders Keepers by John Rachel
Blinders Keepers (Second Edition)Good Satire is like cleaning out your mind, organizing your thoughts and then adding dance music and a laugh track to them! It says what we think, sees what we see and unlike the Emperor with his new clothes, it tells thing like they are, albeit just a little skewed, with a whole lot of attitude!
John Rachel’s BLINDERS KEEPERS is good satire told by a great storyteller who is an equal opportunity satirist!

Follow young Noah, who is not the sharpest pencil in the box, not the most ambitious guy out there, but he is our main character and his misadventures are the things misunderstandings are made of. Go ahead, do it. Misinformation, assuming without the facts, the list goes on as Noah becomes a hunted man on the run. Was it a plethora of bad choices, being at the wrong place at the wrong time, was he set up to fall or did the government just need a puppet to manipulate? Could he be the poster child for all that is not right in this country?

Noah’s life has become a challenge to stay one step ahead of the monster hiding in the shadows. His journey includes a myriad of quirky characters, all on some sort of mission, all able to manipulate our Noah bringing him over to their beliefs, their causes and actually opening his eyes to the world around him. Perhaps Noah will learn to be the manipulator, the one to challenge our own beliefs when seeing the world and this country through his unique view. As Noah crosses the miles, his companions may change, but the humor never ends as, like an onion, each layer of life in a land once revered as great now seems to become odorous and as tear causing as that poor onion.

John Rachel shows all of his cards, plays his writing hand well and invites the world to see what he sees through the story he tells. You will laugh, for the joy of being entertained or to hold back the tears of this quirky, yet jarring tale! Brilliant story-telling, tongue-in-cheek writing and a character that begs to be met, up close and personal. Mr. Rachel has a winner that is both sobering and amusing at the same time. If you do not see yourself or your attitude at least once on these pages, you need to look harder!

I received this copy from John Rachel in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous review. I came over to check this out more because of the cover and am so glad I did.
    sherry @ fundinmental