Bestselling author David Aretha calls National Parks a "fresh,scathing, hilarious, and brilliant satire of greedy corporate America and our shamefully broken Congress."
America is bankrupt thanks to legislative ineptitude, and Congress knows just how to save it - selling its national parks to the highest bidders. Join the deliciously corrupt Crouch triplets; the beautiful but conscience deficient lobbyist Tureen O'Porto; the closet toe fetishist and early adopter of all things digital Sneath Naydir; and Hong Kong billionaire gangster Benjamin Franklin Chang who lusts for the Smoky Mountain National Park, in this tale of government failure. Can legislators do anything other than be ineffective, argumentative, and inactive?
For lovers of semi-dystopian, satirical send-ups of political malfeasance, corporate greed, and threats to America's environment, National Parks skewers all available targets in Washington's beltway. This is a slap-the-table funny book that also encourages the reader to appreciate the glory of our national parks and worry about their potential loss.
I loved this book "National Parks" by Rolf Margenau! It was so funny, but actually had an interesting and surprisingly intelligent plot also (I say surprisingly because it is so sardonic in nature) The tone was light and tongue in cheek, but there is a deeper, more serious message here as with many clever satires when done well (which is a difficult thing to do!). On the surface it appears almost comical, and it is.... But it is a profound look at political states, environmentalism, consumerism, etc.... Very well-written, fast paced and funny with some really entertaining characters. An enjoyable read for fans of political satire. Creative, original, entertaining, yet delivers a powerful and at times profound message, I look forward to reading more from Mr. Margenau in the future as he is truly a gifted storyteller AND writer (not necessarily the same thing......). (5 stars) Jenna Brewster--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers