Top positive review
Insightful, Interesting, Incredible
Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2020
Full disclosure, I will read anything Curtis Sittenfeld writes. Since PREP, I have been an ardent fan of her books.
With RODHAM, Sittenfeld has really accomplished something remarkable: Who is Hillary without Bill? She hasn't wholly rewritten history, but given Hillary her due. While also delving into the deeply disturbing hatred for Hillary by a large swath of middle class America.
The novel starts slow, but really picks up steam once Bill is out of the picture... I was reading late into the night hoping for a better outcome than the reality of 2016. This is an entertaining book... even if you are one of those folks who hate Hillary, you may come away from this book with a better understanding of her. This fictional account can certainly help one see her as a real person. In it, she is defined by her competence, rather than "-gate" after "-gate" after "-gate."