Fiction: War with the Newts, by Karel Capek

Our June challenge book.
Really sharp political/societal commentary. First section is really rollicking fun. Second and third, a bit darker. Sometimes very sad.
Poignantly predictable, in a way, given world history now in 2008, but probably less predictable and more predictive in its time (first published in 1936).
Loved it.
By the way, Capek is the dude who came up with (created? originated? whateva!) the word “Robot” (in his play R.U.R.). This is also the first book to cause some random stranger to come up and talk to me on public transportation IN MY LIFE and given that I have 5 yrs in Chitown and 13 yrs in NYC reading on public transit every work day, that’s saying something.

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