Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ten of the best fictional elections

At the Guardian, John Dugdale tagged ten of the best fictional elections (UK edition), including:
The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling (2012)

About a parish council election, but it may be British fiction’s first social media-shaped poll (an online forum plays an important role) and at issue is whether the councillors believe “we’re all in this together”, as symbolised by the key issue of whether a council estate should be part of Pagford or not: hence Tory MPs’ objections, knowing Rowling supports Labour, to the timing of the recent BBC1 adaptation.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue