Oh Daddy Chronicles 2: Return of Covfefe
Independently Published (2021)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (12/2021)
“Oh Daddy Chronicles 2: Return of Covfefe,” is the second book in the hilarious Oh Daddy Chronicles. This is perfect political satire that covers Trump’s transition from President Trump back to plain, old citizen Trump.
Readers follow along as he moves from the White House to Mar-a-Lago mansion. While the first story begins on the day Trump is leaving office, it is divided into sections that are presented as “episodes” and they jump around in time. Each section stands on its own and presents the author’s humorous take on how things might have really happened. For example, he has Bernie Sanders visiting Trump on his last day. (What a memorable conversation, right?)
Robbins presents a hysterical episode about surprises that were left behind for the incoming Bidens at the White House. Scenes with a slew of protagonists and antagonists, such as Trump’s family, AOC, Conway, Cruz, McConnell, Rubio, Putin and Pelosi, who make up the cast of supporting characters. And issues like election fraud and COVID-19, which is referred to as “The Chinese Virus,” factor into these episodes.
Readers who relish political spoofs will really enjoy Barry Robbins’ “Oh Daddy Chronicles 2: Return of Covfefe.” Written before the “Let’s Go Brandon” movement, we don’t get to see the author’s creative ideas on that, but he sure covers a lot of other events! My favorite episode was focused on Trump and Melania’s travel to other countries while looking for a new place to live. Robbins had me laughing out loud, especially when he did a scene at the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I also appreciated that he often included editors’ notes where he provided information about actual events.
Injecting humor into recent controversies helps lighten up some pretty dark times that we have recently experienced. I found it therapeutic to step outside of my reality and look at politics through the talented eyes and “voice” of Barry Robbins. His sarcasm and wit will have most readers laughing out loud. I would like to see him continue to write about politics because the current administration is providing plenty of material, and I would love to see his imagination in action again. In addition, the two books in the Oh Daddy Chronicles, thus far, would make a perfect gift, either for someone you want to make laugh out loud, or someone you really wish to annoy. It just depends upon your goal and their political views. Have fun!