By Philip Becnel
FREEDOM CITY is an anti-Trump satire that pays homage to The Monkey Wrench Gang.
After Donald Trump unceremoniously dies from natural causes, four misfits from Washington, D.C. who call themselves the Fearless Vampire Killers sever the heads of Confederate statues and wage a comedic guerrilla war on post-Trump America. When President Pence enlists droves of fascist volunteers to crush the “alt-left” uprising, the rebels must risk their lives to run the fascists out of D.C.
What follows is not only a battle for survival—but a desperate search for remnants of what once made America great.
Becnel's writing is witty and it definitely did not take long to get my attention (which is good because it is a short book!). His writing was able to make me laugh, while at times kinda terrifying me in a real-world kind of way. It gave me some terrifyingly glimpses into what could be (what is?), while at the same time making me hopeful (and admire?) those who are willing to protest in the streets, and those who stand against what they know is wrong. It made me thankful for any protest, as well as the tiny, but meaningful protests most of us do every day.
I recommend this book to all those who enjoy satire. It's a quick read and totally worth it!
About the Author
FREEDOM CITY, an anti-Trump satire about resistance to American fascism, is my debut novel, but some years ago I published two nonfiction books about investigating: Introduction to Conducting Private Investigations and Principles of Investigative Documentation. I've also published articles in a variety of legal and popular journals, including Time Magazine.