Book reading: The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston
I started to read the book: The Making of Donald Trump, which is written by David Cay Johnston. The book is written in a very popularist way, so it seems to be quick reading.
My first remarks; I find it a bit depressing how a single man can manipulate a huge number of journalists as he likes and uses them as his own media tools.
I finished the book just before Easter. I read it on evenings just before I went to sleep, and it always upset me so that I couldn’t read it a lot at one time. Of course, I haven’t tried to re-check facts of the book after reading it. However, book did include the huge list of references, so I just assume that facts are right. Trump’s minor petty acts were described with as much detail as his big offenses which kind of reduced a little bit the significance of the bigger offenses.
Despite that, this book really made me to think about the vulnerability of democracy. It seems that Trump was able to proceed so well due to so many authorities decided to ignore his financial offences or looked away when he got charged. So many Journalists also failed to bring up many of his convictions before the election. Trump is really an excellent example of a person who knows how to handle media and other people for his own good.
Book reading: Aftershock by Sylvia Day
After the previous book and due to Easter break, I wanted to read something ‘lighter’. I chose to read Sylvia Day’s book Aftershock. This fiction book I read through during the Easter break, and it was so light reading that I didn’t remember anything of it afterwards. Not even the title so I had to look for the book again to get title and some remarks of it in here. It was a story about the politician and a woman whom he had betrayed some years ago and then met again in the different circumstance. The story was about their relationship and challenges brought up by the others around them. This book was the second part of the mini-series, but it didn’t matter at all that I had not read the first part. The plot was simple. I had expected this book to be ‘naughtier’ than it was.
After this book I started to read another fiction novel written by Nora Roberts.
Book reading: The Obsession by Nora Roberts
I’m only at the beginning of this book, but again the start of this book is totally different than I had expected. The beginning of the story is about 12-year old girl who woke up in the middle of the night and ended up to follow her dad secretly to hidden cellar were he kept young raped woman as a prisoner. Girl helped the woman out and at the same time her happy childhood time ended. I’m interested to see how the story continues.