Democracy is Joan Didon’s most accomplished novel. Not because she is tackling any new ground in terms of theme or setting, but because of the complexity of the narrative structure. You get the sense when reading this novel that Didion is pulling out all the stops to tell this story, marshaling all her skills as a story teller to get the job done.
So with this novel expect a challenging read. It makes demands of a reader but gives back plentiful rewards.