All Her Father’s Guns by James Warner review

I liked the sound of this book when it was offered by the author. It was sent by the author with a note, my mother took the note and used it for scrap paper. Signed by author note. Me – facepalm.

The book All Her Father’s Guns is one that I started reading as soon as it arrived. At just under 200 pages I read through it quickly. It’s a quick read despite being about extremes. People, politics, exes, social issues and more. Not my kind of read but the blurb appealed and once started so did the story.




Cal Lyte, a gun-loving venture capitalist, is tired of paying alimony to his ex-wife Tabytha. Plotting to blackmail her and derail her campaign for Congress, he enlists the help of their daughter’s boyfriend, British academic Reid Seyton, to unearth some Lyte family secrets. But the results turn out to be more than anyone bargained for, in an escalating cycle of revelations that will leave nobody’s life the same.


This book is clever, mocking people all of them, every view and opinion is offered up on the pages and then chewed up and spat out all while throwing the characters into quite the adventure.

This isn’t my kind of read topic wise as I’m moderate and quite frankly hate politics and┬ápoliticians but the writing is excellent the story an enjoyable one and I breezed through it. ┬áThe alternating views the story is told in were on occasion jarring and I had to mentally remind myself who’s viewpoint I was reading in.

Those who like smart writing and satire will enjoy this book.

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