…Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, which is a novel about an alternate reality in which Charles Lindbergh runs for the office of President against Franklin Roosevelt in 1940 on a platform of keeping America out of the European war, and wins. The narrator is a Jewish child named Philip Roth, who tries to make sense out of the things that happen in his family as a result of the Lindbergh Presidency. The book was hard to put down for very long, but the ending seemed a little abrupt — almost unfinished. Afterward, I had a lot of unanswered questions about the resolution of some of the events in this book. I guess that’s one big difference between a mainstream novelist handling a theme like this, and a science-fiction novelist doing the same — the mainstream guy gets mood and detail better, and the SF writer tends to tie-up loose ends better.
Pretty good, though; I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fiction about alternate realities.