About this time seven years ago, I was writing the series of blog posts that eventually become my book Trulbert.
The book described a fictional breakdown of society after a financial cataclysm. I did it as satire because, honestly, it seemed like a more effective approach to the subject; Kurt Schlichter is going to put his kids through medical school with the proceeds from his fiction about a second Civil War, and he’s far from alone. And sometime humor is the best journalism.
Which isn’t to say Trulbert was “the best journalism”, but sometimes the indirect approach is the best one.
I’ve pondered doing a follow-up.
And I’m having a really, really hard time getting to “satirical” again. And I think it ties into the G.K. Chesterton quote – “when everything is absurd, satire is impossible”.
The Brandon Administration, and the times it rules over, are impossible to satirize.
I’m trying to figure out the angle for the next book.
A children’s story?
I got nothing.