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Review: Politically Single By Michael Lee

The Front and Rear Cover of Politically Single - Photo Credit Kieran Clare

Politically Single is the debut novel by Michael Lee. Michael, a gay right-wing conservative from London, has written for various online and print publications over the last six years however his interest in politics has only existed since the 2016 EU Referendum. Since then he has been actively engaged in politics, with identity politics being one of his most closely analysed subjects.

The book is about the fictional character of George Spade, a character loosely based on the author himself. George is a 29-year-old gay conservative who lives and works in London as a marketing assistant. He lives alongside one Polish national and two Spanish nationals in a four-bed shared house.

The book highlights the hardships and the abuse that gay conservatives face especially when living in leftist dominated London when it comes to dating and relationships. Abuse that I have myself experienced. The book follows George’s dating life and his encounters with intolerant leftists.

From the oddity of sexual intercourse with a Labour MP, being called a “nazi” by a jumped-up American Democrat, and dating someone who changed their gender as frequently as Boris Johnson seems to be changing his mind lately; Politically Single has something new and gripping on each page.

This book is funny, cleverly written and completely relatable. The intentionally honest wording and shrewdly added jokes throughout the whole book create a really enjoyable read. I couldn’t even get beyond the contents page without laughing – the chapter names are fantastic and have clearly been thought about.

Politically Single is a must-have and anyone over the age of 16 can and should read this. Although those of you that are “prone to breaking out in a blistering sweat over things that you do not agree with” should probably give it a miss.

You can get your copy from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Politically-Single-Michael-Lee/dp/B084DGDWXZ/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1593359564&sr=8-1