Sneaky Pie for President by Rita Mae Brown
I gave this book 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads
I think it’s fun that, in an election year, RMB really tried to get into the brains of critters and what issues they might get behind. Sneaky Pie and friends, both wild and domesticated, debate issues of conservation, fair and healthy farming, taxes, coupling, water quality, health care, and many other hot topics. The most interesting part was about much the farm industry, wildlife & sporting, and companion animals make or save humans in terms of dollars. It’s more fun to hear the issues framed in the mouth of a cat, who I would probably vote for if she were really running for president. Seriously.
While the concept is a really fun way to frame a slice of politics and I appreciate the plot that leads up to Sneaky Pie announcing her candidacy, but most of the time it felt forced. The author seemed pulled between writing a good fiction story and a cohesive platform piece. Both are things she does very well, but combined it was a little uneven. I had fun, but I’m sure it’s mainly because I’m such a devoted fan of the author. Probably not the best choice for your first RMB, but definitely worth adding to your list.