Posting on the website grassrootsandgranite.com, (a New Hampshire website devoted “to all things political”) the perceptive commentator Rebecca Lavoie (of course I would think her perceptive, but you’ll see the objective accuracy of my opinion in coming days when you read her My Turn column in Newsweek, which has nothing to do with me) compliments The Coup for delivering “the near-impossible. . . a satisfying and indulgent fictional spin on today’s political environment that packages sex, intrigue, and smarts in a neat tale of a bored Vice President who figures out a plan to get himself promoted.” Well knowing that enough is never enough when it comes to complimenting a writer, Rebecca calls The Coup “a yummy novel” (with the use of that adjective, thereby fulfilling a life-long wish I only just realized I possessed), and says“because of his juxtaposition of slap and slither, and the cleverness of the plot to overthrow the President hatched by the protagonist, Malanowski’s book really works.” Wow! Thanks, Rebecca!