by Gary Shteyngart
Quickie recap: "Snack Daddy" longs for New York while trapped in Russia, then subsequently trapped in Absurdistan, where war breaks out for the sole purpose of putting gold into Haliburton coffers.
Quickie review: It took me a while to get into it, but once I gave it a chance, I did find it worthy and funny and tragic.
Quickie recommendation: It's not for everyone. It's almost definitely not for Republicans. If you can overlook the silliness factor, you might actually enjoy it.