If you’ve been hanging around the book community online in the last few days you will have already seen this.
If you haven’t, the current outrage is an upcoming release called – ugh – Trigger Warning.
Nobody can say that current political issues don’t influence entertainment. This book is pure Trump era. You don’t have to be in support of every left-wing policy in the world to recognise that this book’s blurb is just a big “Screw You!” to most people.
Here’s what Trigger Warning is about. There are even spelling mistakes: “seige” and “mauraders”. But what’s with the comment about colouring books?!
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WON’T SAVE YOU
Former Army Ranger Jake Rivers is not your typical Kelton College student. He is not spoiled, coddled, or ultra-lib like his classmates who sneer at the “soldier boy.”
Rivers is not “triggered” by “microaggressions.” He is not outraged by “male privilege” and “cis-gender bathrooms.” He does not need a “safe space.” Or coloring books. Jakes needs an education. And when terror strikes, the school needs Jake . . .
Without warning, the sounds of gunfire plunge the campus into a battle zone. A violent gang of mauraders invade the main hall, taking students as hostages for big ransom money. As a veteran and patriot, Jake won’t give in to their demands. But to fight back, he needs to enlist his fellow classmates to school these special snowflakes in the not-so-liberal art of war. This time, the aggression isn’t “micro.” It’s life or death. And only the strong survive . . .