Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: Praline Goes to Washington: or, the Erotic Misdeeds of a Newly Native Californian in Our Nation’s Capitol
SERIES: The Perils of Praline #2
AUTHOR: Marshall Thornton
PUBLISHER: Kenmore Books
LENGTH: 211 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 19, 2017
In the long-awaited sequel to The Perils of Praline, TV reality star Helmut Dump is unexpectedly and illogically elected to the presidency causing an epidemic of politically induced impotence. When Praline’s boyfriend Jason falls victim to the malicious malady, our hero must find a way to cure it. Meanwhile, Jason’s mother, actress Yolanda Grimes, has been invited to perform at Dump’s Inauguration. After she invites Jason and Praline to attend with her, Praline sees the opportunity he’s been looking for—all he needs to do is get to the new president and convince him to start being nice to people and stop scaring them. Along the way, Praline encounters a collection of bizarre and sometimes sexy characters, some old and some new. Will Praline meet the new president and convince him to turn over a new leaf, or will he find another way to rescue his sex life?
This book was…oh my gah lol. I laughed so hard at all the stuff that Praline does in this book or what he gets into. This book was funny BUT when you get the underlying message it’s more than that as well. It was very satirical.
Praline gets himself into more trouble than just about anyone on the planet. He finds himself in the oddest positions and a lot of them sexual, lol. That boy finds sex everywhere as well. From the office in a restaurant, to security check-ins, to elevators and meeting rooms. He finds trouble in the same spots. And his whole purpose, bless his heart, is to try to get to the President to tell him to be nice to help his boyfriend with his problem. Praline is so clueless and naive but so sweet and so wanting to please. He reminds of a little puppy sometimes. He’s so happy to be praised for whatever he does and he’s so happy to please someone, even his boyfriend’s mother, who repeatedly calls him by the wrong name. But as long as she talks to him and includes him, he’s happy and doesn’t care. He’s a starstruck young man who just wants everyone to be nice and happy. But along the way he really does learn a little about how the world really works and he even has his opinions on it. Which makes you so proud.
Everything in this book is funny or sexual but even though it pokes fun at the government and things going on, so much of it is true. There are blatant parallels to our real life government; the lies being told left and right, the betrayals, the underhandedness. When you read this book some of the things the President and his wife are saying may seem funny but when you think of it, just as the book makes clear, it’s all bullshit. It’s selfishness. The media blowing things in the wrong direction as they so often do. Or hell, the media just blowing things up to get things started. And Praline, though, naive and clueless as he may seem, had the right idea. Why can’t everyone be nice to each other and take care of each other? We are all human. No matter race, sexuality, gender etc. We all deserve to love and be loved. No one person is better than the other. And just because you’re rich doesn’t make you better. It should make you want to help others who aren’t rich to be better off instead of poor or desolate.
Very commendable book! And though I didn’t get a chance to read the first one, after reading this sequel, and several of the author’s other works, I’m sure it is just as good and recommend this book and this series.