It Can't Happen Here

It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Reviewed by Manuel G.


In your own words, what was the book about? 

Written in 1935, the plot is about a dictatorship occurring in the USA democracy.

Describe something that surprised you about the book or something that has stayed with you:

Sinclair Lewis foresaw to a frightening accurate extent the type of personality that could become an authoritarian President over 80 years ago. He actually describes our current president very well.

Please share any thoughts you have about the book or the experience reading it:

The fictional President Windrip is a profile of President Trump. Unbelievable how many paralells Sinclair foresaw.

Would you recommend to another reader?

YES. Definitely worth a read for our times.