A Political Fable
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I have long been looking forward to reading this text because I have so loved Coover's Aesop's Forest from 1986. I am disappointed. This is an 88-page fantasy on an election in which a major candidate is the Cat in the Hat. Coover's imagination is robust throughout, and his political perception may be right on target. As much as that other work of his respects the power of the fable genre, this one does something different. This work is, I would say, appropriately frightening, and I think Coover would be happy to see that that is the work's effect.