52 in 52 Week 45: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
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This is more than a political novel about a character, Willy Stark (based on a real character, Huey P. Long, governor of Louisiana and U.S. Senator in the 1930's). It is also about the narrator, Jack Burden. There is a story within the story. Very insightful.
I especially enjoyed the narration by Michael Emerson ("Ben" from the TV show, LOST). He hits all the right notes, not making it so "Southern" that it becomes inaccessible for people outside that region (and culture).