The 2016 election year has been a dumpster fire. Right now we need a lovingly written story of political intrigue. Something that makes us feel like we don’t have to choose between But She Paid Her Dues or Balding Brooklyn Hitler. Something that makes us feel like powerful government officials might – occasionally – be accountable for their back room dealings and dirty secrets.
The People’s House by David Pepper is a brilliant antidote to the election year blues. It’s marvelously paced, delightfully written, and a balm to the soul of people who can’t believe it took a full month for the DNC’s leaked e-mails to hit the mainstream press.