I just finished reading The Overton Window by Glenn Beck. Yes, I realize the book is not new on the market and that it’s been out for awhile now, but I don’t often get the chance to read for pleasure. I had it on my list but, sorry Glenn, I read the Hunger Games Trilogy first. On that note, if you liked The Hunger Games with all the government secrets and the love story, then I believe you would enjoy The Overton Window.
The first thing I would tell you about The Overton Window is that there is not a dull chapter in the book! There was no lull where you just knew you had to read through to get to the next good part. It’s all good and all thrilling. It’s the sort of book that every now and then you catch yourself holding your breath in suspense.
The book is set in today’s current state of political goings on in America. That said, the book doesn’t take sides of left or right. If there are teams to be perceived in the book, it’s more of big government vs. We The People. The Overton Window is a fictional piece of work woven with actual historical events. One of the most interesting facts that was mentioned, that some may have forgotten, was when Donald Rumsfeld announced on September 10, 2001 that the U.S. government couldn’t account for 2.3 trillion dollars, something that was quickly forgotten the next day when our world changed forever in the 9/11 attacks.
The main character is Noah Gardner, a son of an extremely wealthy man who owns a PR firm that deals primarily with government issues and politicians. Noah is the sort of guy who has breezed through life on his father’s dime. He’s smart, he’s handsome and he is about to have the adventure of his life when he meets Molly Ross, a political activist. Their story alone is one of love, betrayal, and danger.
Enter Agent Kearns, an aging FBI agent, who is undercover working with a domestic terrorist group that threatens to rock the U.S. just as it had been on September 11th or worse. As other characters are introduced you’ll wonder who is to be trusted. A story that was a page turner to begin with now makes you wish you were a speed reader.
The undertone I gathered is, all of this may be going on as everyday Americans just go on living their lives oblivious to the inner workings of those who seek to destroy and those who seek to preserve our country. If government secrets and conspiracy theories intrigue you, The Overton Window is a book for you.