Tuesday, September 14, 2010
My Review of "The Overton Window" By Glenn Beck
The Overton Window
A Thriller by Glenn Beck
A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed . . . can it be stopped?
There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.
For Noah Gardner, a twenty something public relations executive, it's safe to say that political theory is the furthest thing from his mind. Smart, single, handsome and insulated from the world's problems by the wealth and power of his father, Noah is far more concerned about the future of his social life than the future of his country.
But all of that changes when Noah meets Molly Ross, a woman who is consumed by the knowledge that the America we know is about to be lost forever. She and her group of patriots have vowed to remember the past and fight for the future—but Noah, convinced they're just a bunch of freaky conspiracy-theorists, isn't interested in lending his considerable skills to their cause.
And then the world changes.
An unprecedented attack on U.S. soil shakes the country to the core and puts into motion a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way. Amidst the chaos, many don't know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact—or, more importantly, which side to fight for.
But for Noah, the choice is clear: Exposing the plan, and revealing the conspirators behind it, is the only way to save both the woman he loves and the individual freedoms he once took for granted.
I was on the waiting list at the library for what seemed a long time. There were many people that also wanted to read "The Overton Window" by Glenn Beck. I know many people out there don't like Glenn Beck. Personally, I like to listen to him and tend to agree with many things he discusses. I want you to know though, despite who wrote this book, it is a very suspenseful thriller. You are sitting there on the edge waiting to see who will live and die by the end of the book.
In this review, I feel I also need to tell you, that this book is a "Political Thriller". This term means that there are many political things talked about, discussed, and throughly picked apart during the course of this book. I have to admit, there were some chapters I felt like I was listening to one of Glenn's radio programs. To me this is not a bad thing, but to others they may not like to read about this type of political ideology. The book is a work of 'faction' Beck explains... a work of fiction with plots rooted in facts.
As a reviewer, I want to say the characterization left much to be desired. I never really felt like I connected truly with the main characters. I also found the "romance" in the story to be weak and hard to believe. The first part of the book moved slowly, but hang onto your seats with the second half. I almost felt like another writer took over half way through the book. The thriller aspect was great and this is when I could not put the book down. You will be amazed at some of the things that happen in this second half.
The best part about "The Overton Window", is that it makes you think about our country and what is really happening out there. I believe that this is the main reason that Glenn Beck
wrote this book. He really wants Americans to think about our past history and also the future of our great country. This book is worth a read. It is worth your time, to get you thinking beyond your own street and family. We all need to stay active in what is going on around us and be part of the political process; regardless of which political party we support.
"The Overton Window" is the ninth published book by Glenn Beck. If you want to learn more about this book and other books by Glenn Beck go here.
Posted by Sheila Staley at 10:05 PM