Kompromat Stanley Johnson s latest political thriller Kompromat claims to recount the story of the most audacious geo political coup since Genghis Khan and his hordes swept across Asia into Europe The UK Refere

  • Title: Kompromat
  • Author: Stanley Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781786072467
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Stanley Johnson s latest political thriller Kompromat claims to recount the story of the most audacious geo political coup since Genghis Khan and his hordes swept across Asia into Europe The UK Referendum in June 2016, on Britain s membership of the EU, was a political showdown a British prime minister thought couldn t be lost But the next morning Britain woke up to a shStanley Johnson s latest political thriller Kompromat claims to recount the story of the most audacious geo political coup since Genghis Khan and his hordes swept across Asia into Europe The UK Referendum in June 2016, on Britain s membership of the EU, was a political showdown a British prime minister thought couldn t be lost But the next morning Britain woke up to a shock result Kompromat explores the skullduggery that might just have gone on behind the scenes.

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    1 thought on “Kompromat”

    1. This is not a well-written book. Phrasing is clumsy, at least one glaring factual error (placing the Neva in Moscow!), and a couple of silly misprints. This was written in a hurry to catch a trend. So why 4 stars?It's a good plot – a little far-fetched at times, and perhaps a bit too convoluted for its own good – but it does provide a relatively coherent view of the reasons for calling the Brexit referendum and the reasons why the vote went the way it did, an alternative view of Angela Merke [...]

    2. A fitfully amusing, occasionally funny, piece of hokum which professes to explain how two of the most unfortunate events of the past few years have occurred - the vote for Brexit in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in the USA. Written by Boris Johnston's Dad, it might be expected that some inside knowledge would be evident. I found that truth was actually beyond parody and taken with the right frame of mind, a lot funnier and certainly scarier than this novel.

    3. 'Kompromat', a Russian word those of us in the US have probably been exposed to by now, is a satirical novel based on recent political events both in our country and its European and British neighbors. It has the feel of being hastily produced in order to capitalize on the worldwide notoriety Russia is receiving for meddling in the affairs of other nations. Although the names have been changed to protect 'the innocent', in most cases the players are barely disguised and it's easy to determine wh [...]

    4. With Brexit, the election of Donald Trump to the White House and allegations that the Russian security services might have helped put him there, it is surprising there haven’t been more novels to attempt to tackle such themes. Perhaps this is the first in a new trend, that just as after 9/11 not a few novelists attempted to tackle the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, a wave of literary efforts attempting to explain the strange new world we’re faced with is just upon the horizon. If this is so [...]

    5. This is described as a 'political thriller'. It is political; it is not particularly thrilling. The whole novel feels rushed (probably in order to get it out as quickly as possible after the Brexit and Presidential elections) and it suffers because of that. The editor and proof reader should really be ashamed at some of the errors and jarring descriptions that they allowed through. The same description is used for two characters in a row; pathetic fallacy is jammed in at the end of scenes; overl [...]

    6. Highly entertaining, especially as a fantasy explanation for everything going on today. Characters real enough to know who they are supposed to be, and the hilarious prospect of a Russian president becoming the CEO of the Fox-type news network. It would be so much funnier were it not all so possible given the clear level of insanity in politics these days.

    7. In Britain Jeremy Hartley has announced 23rd June 2016 as the date for a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in or leave the European Union. Whatever the British people decide will have repercussions, not just across Europe but across the whole world and, in the months leading up to the vote, it is hardly surprising that powerful influences will be brought to bear on the outcome of the referendum. European, American, Russian, Chinese, and even Australian, interests are at stak [...]

    8. If you’re one of the millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic who look back on the elections of 2016 and say, to yourself or at the top of your lungs, “What just happened?” this satirical new political thriller is for you.Its characters are such thinly disguised versions of today’s leading political figures, you can be forgiven for thinking you’ve inadvertently picked up a recent copy of The Times. Much-needed is the list of its many characters—from the US, Russia, Germany, C [...]

    9. The Premise: a satirical reimagining of the politics of 2016, Kompromat puts together the Brexit referendum, US presidential election and a Russian plot to destabilise the West to create something that's part thriller, part farce. Stanley Johnson, as a former politician and father of a certain foreign secretary, is well-placed to make these things up.Thoughts: there's something quite delightfully silly about Kompromat, despite (or perhaps because of) its serious subject matter. Alongside topical [...]

    10. In Russian Kompromat means compromising material relating to a politician or public figure and is used to create negative publicity or to blackmail. It is KGB slang from the Stalin era. A lot hinges on this in the book.Everyone knows about accusations that the Russians tried to influence the outcome of the American Presidential election but could they have interfered with the UK’s 2016 EU referendum? In the book the Russians want Britain to leave in order to destabilise the EU while the Chines [...]

    11. I have to confess to never having read a Stanley Johnson book before, either fiction or non-fiction – and he has written a fair few. I must also admit to not having realised he is Boris Johnson’s father until I was quite a way into the book. Of course the identity of an author’s offspring isn’t generally relevant to a review – unless the offspring are very famous and feature in the novel itself.This book must have been written and published very quickly to catch the wave following the [...]

    12. Once again I wish to express my thanks to Nudge Readers for providing this excellent book, written by to me at any rate a new author to read and impartially review.When writing a review I try to avoid spoiling my fellow reader’s enjoyment by quoting any details of the plot or storyline, other than the usual blurb from the covers to encourage us to buy, and then give my opinion good or otherwise of the book.In this case I will quote verbatim barring typing errors from the Author’s note. Kompr [...]

    13. Reading Stanley Johnson’s fictionalised account of events of the past couple of years - the Brexit referendum and the run-up to the US election of President Trump, the investment foreign powers such as Russia and China had in the outcomes of these elections and their effect on their own interests - his ideas seem scarily plausible. Alternative facts indeed. It’s such good material for satire, though since we’re still living through the aftermath the tears pricking my eyes as I read this bo [...]

    14. A hilarious romp of a satire reflecting on the political situation world-wide as Ron Craig, hotel and oil tycoon with his amazing shock of blond hair, stands as the hopeful Republican Candidate in America’s 2016 election for the 45th President of the United States, and Jeremy Hartley calls a referendum in the UK on whether to leave the European Union. Behind the scenes manoeuvres by Popov, the outdoorsy, huntsman and President of the Russian Federation and Liu Wang-Ji, President of China are p [...]

    15. Hugely disappointing. The idea is to novelise current events so that every supposedly fictional character on the global stage is actually immediately identifiable in what turns out not to be a novel but a rewrite of the last couple of years of politics (Trump, Cameron/May, Putin, Xi etc.) As a device this is hardly novel and not very well executed. The style, and particularly the dialogue is so clunky and wooden as to be almost unreadable. The conclusion of this ludicrous confection is ultimatel [...]

    16. I haven't read any of Johnsons books but the story line in this intrigued me. A political thriller which claims to tell of the coup sweeping Europe and the USA from Asia.This is a clever book with humour and character traits of some of todays politicians. Johnson has taken the issues surrounding Brexit and the UK Referendum, creating a good story line of political attitudes and throws in a deal of skulduggery, which may have some truth in it! It is not often a book makes me laugh but this one di [...]

    17. An interesting romp through the recent political situation in the U.K. And the USAStanley shows his insight into the working of the system and how the countries work togetherA quite funny look at the past, could well be the truth except the names have been changed to protect the innocent.Would have been more interesting if it had been written a couple of years ago as does have the hint of 'cashing in' on the current uncertaintiesWasn't aware that Stanley Johnson had written novels before, but th [...]

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