David Pliner is now seventy-nine years old and has embarked upon a new career, and this is his first book. Writing has been a lifelong ambition, but this is the first opportunity he had to write as he has retired to become a full-time caregiver. He studied American and British literature and poetry in college. He served in the US Army both active and reserve for seven years. He just finished his new novel which is now ready for publication. If you liked Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, you should like this novel equally well.
The purpose of submitting different types of stories is to explore different types of writing; Hogan’s Choice covers a wide range of topics, from corruption to pollution, greed, loneliness, discrimination, futility, and sex to name a few. It is funny, satirical, nostalgic, and poignant. The other stories are literal and absolutely true and are derived from experience, ranging from a story about a bad dog to a story about a cute dog.
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The story takes place in three periods: the present, the past, and in a stream of consciousness that randomly appears throughout the novel as thoughts appear to us every day. This is written in italics and is semiautobiographical.
The Holocaust is only a small part of the story. The actual story is about local, prominent men, who belong to the same restricted country club and who engage in projects, at taxpayer expense, that nets them huge profits. They think that their actions benefit the city but, in actuality, are harmful, wasteful and destructive.