Today is my stop on the blog tour for Brexit XXL and I am here today with a review of this interesting book!
Title: Brexit XXL Author: Vincent Pluchet Publisher: UK Book Publishing Published: 19th August 2018 Pages: 212 Format: ebook Source:: Review Copy from Author Add It:Amazon UKGoodreads. Summary:Plunge into post-Brexit Britain and follow Prime Minister Tracy Meller in the biggest struggle she has ever faced, as the country is hit by a huge crisis and her opponents leave her no respite. Meet ordinary people caught up in the storm. Visit Chequers and historical places where the action takes place.
London, 2022 Tracy Meller, the UK’s Conservative Prime Minister, is facing an unprecedented crisis.
Having halted the endless negotiations to leave the European Union four years earlier, Prime Minister Meller chose the most uncompromising of all possible exits, a “Brexit XXL” with serious consequences. The economy is at a standstill, the financial markets are panicking. The opposition Labour Party launches an attack on the Prime Minister with a promise of a return to the European Union. The country’s morale is at rock bottom: everyone is afraid for their jobs and losing faith in the future. As for Scotland, its thoughts are increasingly turning back to independence. Prime Minister Meller herself is beginning to doubt the wisdom of her decision…
Will the UK survive this historic crisis? Brexit XXL is a work of fiction about the most risky Brexit scenario, based on a detailed analysis of British political culture. Both realistic and instructive, the plot of the novel has a particular resonance today, encouraging reflection on the sovereignty of nations and the future of the European project.
At the moment, Brexit is a hot topic here in the UK – you simply cannot get away with it. (And for good reason of course). So it may seem a little odd that I would pick up a book about the topic as a fictional read to escape from it all. And, you cannot escape Brexit in this book but I was interested to see how Vincent Pluchet depicted what the country could become over the next few years. This is a very interesting read for this exact reason. Vincent Pluchet has created a very convincing world full of characters that you knew felt very familiar. It was hard, at times, to remember this was fictional and not a historical text book (and who knows, maybe one day it will be!) But this just added to the thrill of the read.
While I know the future is going to be rocky, especially the next couple of years – it was still so fascinating to read this book. Needless to say, this book was one that I enjoyed reading. It was well researched, and definitely kept me turning the pages as it is set out like a political thriller. It’s not a light read by any means but if you’re looking for a story that is addictive, relevant and intriguing – you should definitely give this book a try.
About the Author
A graduate of the London School of Economics and the French École Polytechnique, Vincent Pluchet has a passion for historical and political topics. He works as a consultant in Finance and Strategy in the Middle East, where he has been based since 2004. He was a CFO with a large financial institution for more than fifteen years. He is married with one daughter. Please check out https://brexitxxl.com.