Friday, November 06, 2009

Election Day

As everyone knows .... most people know? ... Okay, the few who voted know, last Tuesday was local election day around the country, and as part of their coverage of the Iowa City elections, the Iowa City Press-Citizen ran a profile on election official Tom Slockett titled "What I'm Into." To quote from the section dealing with Slockett's book preferences:
"I like a variety. I don't have a specific type," Slockett said.

Slockett said he is reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, the current selection for One Community, One Book through the UI Center for Human Rights.

His current favorite political novel of all time is Charlie Wilson's War, and he called 1984 by George Orwell "the ultimate political novel of all time." His favorite election-themed novel is Runoff by Mark Coggins.
I'm pleased that a "pro" in the election business liked the book, but I have to say that Mr. Slockett's selection was pretty brave since the only election official in Runoff is murdered in chapter 3!

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