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American Rhetoric

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Hi Paddy,

Wow – I just finished American Rhetoric and I loved it. Thank you for gifting me a copy. Below is the review I’ve posted to Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Goodreads. Please feel free to use my review in your marketing endeavors, and keep writing!!!

Sincerely, Linda Thompson,  Host of www.TheAuthorsShow.com

American Rhetoric 5.0 out of 5 stars Democracy defined!

July 31, 2018

Once you begin reading Paddy Kelly’s book, it’s hard to put down. But keep in mind that while the book is listed as satirical humor, it’s also possible (if not also probable) that this is the story of the future of the United States. I kept reminding myself of Kelly’s definition of the word ‘politics’: from the Greek ‘poly’ meaning many and ‘tics’ meaning a parasitic, blood sucking leech who lives off others. And nothing could be more true of those currently in power. Whether you’re political or not, you’ll experience laughter, sadness and downright rage at what this grand experiment (the American two-party system) is all about. American Rhetoric is a really good example of just how far people are willing to go to further their own self-interests, no matter the intentions of the founding fathers. I’m recommending Kelly’s book to all my politically-minded friends.

– Linda Thompson

This is a satirical commentary on the “Democratic Process” in the USA, that is both hilarious and a little bit scary. Cuttingly humorous and refreshing in its political incorrectness. A thought provoking narrative begs many questions of the reader, who/why/when was democracy de-railed in the US. How much responsibility must the individual voter shoulder alongside the political machines of the two parties, for this state of affairs.  A wickedly funny novel with some marvellous characters and a fast moving plot line. A hugely enjoyable read.                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                    – Michael D., Dublin, Ireland

This is one of the funniest satirical novels I have ever had the pleasure to read. Paddy Kelly hits the nail on the head with his take on the politics of the future, our current climates hopes that this is exactly where we are headed if we aren’t careful. I don’t want to ruin the book by giving anything away, but some of the names and acronyms had me spluttering coffee all over the room with laughter. This is a damn good read, I highly recommend it!

  • Denis Dowling  

March 22, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Paddy Kelly’s American Rhetoric, an hysterically funny future historical fiction, is a great read. Now that the world of Orwell’s 1984 arrived and settled upon us to become our new reality a new book needed to take us to the next unimaginable and ridiculous it-could-never-happen-but-it-did future. Paddy Kelly has written that book. Kelly takes threads from current events to wittily construct and explain the future.

Family political dynasties. Check.  Meet Helen Cliton.  Reversion to the mean?  The new normal is best to be not exceptionally normal or exceptional in any way – so check. Economic globalization and debt? Meet the new American map and new American productivity. The wall? Check. But not the way you might be thinking!

And thinking about thinking- Kelly takes us there, to a world of info-tainment fuelled by conspiracy theories and people who have genetically lost the ability to think.

His analogies are funny – and they stick with you. I will forever see certain couples and think of the fifth moon of Jupiter. His acronyms make you laugh. (Find one.)

The whole of it made me laugh out loud a LOT – and I needed a good laugh. As we do at a funeral. The day is saved by Paddy’s irreverent wit and astute observations of the/our new human condition. He is the funny priest at your family’s wake.  I look forward to more.

                                                                                   – Linda Talman, Washington, U.S.A.

 

Just bought a copy of America Rhetoric which was recommended to me before Christmas. All I can say is: Finally! The long overdue political parody we’ve been waiting for! No one, regardless of your political orientation can deny the circus U.S. politics has become. Paddy Kelly has found the cue for the frustrations we all feel when Washington D.C. inevitably creeps into the conversation. With a totally unbiased look at what the next fifty or so years could hold for us, via a wry, sarcastic eye, this guy hits the nail on the head. If you don’t laugh while reading this book you are a stone-faced god. Highly recommend it.

– Tomislav Petric

Politically Erect

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-Chanda Mercury

         July 29, 2018 at 4:22 pm

 

Lots of great information and episodes in this book! Comedy is def the best way deal with the present political situation! Many Thanks!

Gary Costine

July 25, 2018 at 10:52 pm

 

With many thanks for the laughs!

-Rolanda Ekstrum

July 27, 2018 at 12:52 am

I have been checking out many of your stories and I can state pretty firmly that you know of what you speak! Great writing!

  • Akiko Ursino

July 25, 2018 at 10:47 pm

I’m too young to have served in Vietnam what I really liked was you don’t have to have any kind of military expertise to understand the jokes. The characters are completely believable and the dialogue is right out of the Seventies. I really felt like I was there with Doc, Ridgerunner and the others.

  • Tomislav Petric

 

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From Wikipedia: Paddy Kelly is a prominent Irish novelist and playwright based in Dublin, Ireland and London, England, who writes in a Roman à clef style focusing primarily on politics and history and sometimes with a dark, comic twist. He holds B.A. and M.Ed. degrees and has served in the United States Navy and the United States Army. He has been a professional writer for 10 years, with 8  novels, a collection of novellae, short stories and half a dozen plays as well as a cook book.

​He immigrated to New York City in 1966 where he worked a number of jobs, finished secondary school and in 1971 attended the City University of New York on an athletic scholarship for gymnastics.  It was here that he was first introduced to theatre and first became interested in writing.

​In 1972 Kelly was employed to coach the Icelandic National Olympic gymnastics team, a post held for two years.  While in Reykjavik, Iceland he helped in the rescue efforts of Vestmannaeyiar Island following the eruption of the Heimaey volcano.

​In 1973 he became a Hospital Corpsman in the U. S. Navy and, in 1975, assisted in the evacuation of Saigon and the resettlement of tens of thousands of Vietnamese refugees to Westminster, Orange County, CA where he was first exposed to the world of film making, and later worked as a set carpenter and painter.

​Following naval service in 1976 Mr. Kelly returned to City University New York earning a B.A.  While at C.U.N.Y. he became involved in drama and subsequently acted in over a dozen plays in and around the New York area, again gaining work as a set carpenter and sign writer on films.

​Returning to California in 1982 Paddy further developed his interest in writing when he found employment as a script editor. It was during this period that Mr. Kelly wrote his first novel, “Politically Erect”, a black comedy-political satire of the last days of the war in Viet Nam and the fall of Saigon. While serving 12 years as a Special Operations Medical Sergeant ​Mr. Kelly returned to the East coast and worked his way through graduate school earning his M.Ed. at Worcester State College in Boston. 

Following military service Kelly began writing plays and moved into writing and directing full time, focusing on farce, satirical and political comedy. Mr. Kelly has to date directed two dozen professional theatrical productions, a TV pilot, is a former contributor to various film industry publications, written a half dozen feature film scripts and has published eight novels.

 

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America Rhetoric

 

Just bought a copy of America Rhetoric which was recommended me before Christmas. All I can say is: Finally! The long overdue political parody we’ve been waiting for! No one, regardless of your political orientation can deny the circus U.S. politics has become. Paddy Kelly has found the cue for the frustrations we all feel when Washington D.C. inevitably creeps into the conversation. With a totally unbiased look at what the next fifty or so years could hold for us, via a wry, sarcastic eye, this guy hits the nail on the head. If you don’t laugh while reading this book you are a stone-faced god. Highly recommend it.

 

Politically Erect

 

I’m too young to have served in Vietnam but what I really liked was you don’t have to have any kind of military expertise to understand the jokes. The characters are completely believable and the dialogue is right out of the Seventies. I really felt like I was there with Doc, Ridgerunner and the others. In looking forward to your next work.

 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Operation Underworld – Book Review

February 10, 2010 Format: Paperback

Operation Underworld, a historical novel by Irish author Paddy Kelly, is an extraordinarily well researched and documented book about the involvement of the US Govt with the Italian mob during the early days of WWII. The govt worked with the mob to infiltrate the New York City waterfront in an effort to identify and apprehend possible Nazi spies. The book, and the govt/underworld connection, began with the burning of the luxury liner Normandie at the pier in NYC, where she was being converted to a troopship. This sparked (pun intended) concerns about possible Nazi spies and saboteurs on the waterfront, a critical area for the US war effort. The book uses a fictitious, but extremely likable, private detective to follow the true story of the govt and the mob, from the beginning of the operation to its conclusion. While some dialogue obviously had to be invented, everything possible has been done to use factual data throughout, even to the extent of using the actual transcripts (from the FBI’s records) of wire-tap recordings of mobsters talking about working with “The Commander” an actual US Navy Commander, mistakenly believed by the FBI to be the title of a mob leader. It’s a truly fascinating read, and I highly recommend it.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Operation Underworld – Historical Thriller

November 24, 2015  Format: Paperback

Excellent story by Paddy Kelly. Based in real historical events, the suspense and intrigue of the story carries you along. Well drawn out characters and good evocative locations. Builds towards a gripping ending. Definitely worth reading.

 

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