Literature can be a fickle thing.
We read fictional novels, and attempt to find meaning within the symbolism behind the characters, objects, and events in many novels.
These methods of literary analysis are subjective at best, and downright incoherent at worst, but that has never stopped anyone from engaging in literary criticism.
Hillary Clinton became the latest victim of the critics after the release of her first novel “State of Terror”.
I know I might sound a little biased here, but the stuff about President Trump is 100% made up, the portrayal of Biden as a fool is spot on though.
Let’s take a look at some of the reactions, analyses, and passages:
"State of Terror," a new geopolitical thriller by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny, is about a race to keep nuclear devices from being detonated in U.S. cities. "Political junkies will relish the veiled insults to real-life people," writes @sarahlyall. https://t.co/Fvv7QBcBmE
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 11, 2021
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 11, 2021
Breitbart had more on the new novel:
While she takes potshots at her Trump-like president, critics say she also levels both barrels at a Joe Biden-like president who is characterized as a “fool,” USA Today wrote.
Clinton’s “fool” Biden stand-in president is named “Doug Williams” in the thriller.
— Hillary In Pictures (@HillaryPix) October 13, 2021
People Magazine provided an excerpt from “State of Terror”:
After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has just been sworn in, and to everyone’s surprise the president chooses a political enemy for the vital position of secretary of state.
There is no love lost between Doug Williams, the president of the United States, and Ellen Adams, his new secretary of state. But it’s a canny move on the part of the president. With this appointment, he silences one of his harshest critics, since taking the job means Adams must step down as head of her multinational media conglomerate.
Ellen Adams now returns from her first overseas diplomatic mission, which has been an unqualified failure, and must face the anger of her new boss.