"In this entertaining new novel, David Ignatius takes on the Nick Carraway role to tell the tale of the Gatsbyish Carl Sandburg Galvin, who, like a brilliant comet, momentarily dazzles the world of the Washington establishment." –Dominick Dunne
"This wonderfully written book tells an engrossing and surprising tale of power in Washington. The Sun King–Sandy Galvin–is not, as you might expect, a politician who thinks he’s the center of the universe. Instead, this story takes us into other Capital City power centers–business, society, and the media–and offers intriguing insights into some of their more complex denizens, and the era that shaped them. A great read." –Cokie Roberts
"The Sun King is a love story about a beautiful, intelligent, successful young woman of our time and the man of Gatsby-like mystery and wealth who has always loved her. In this wonderfully turned story about Washington and journalism and the nature of story itself, their love affair is measured by ambition. The book is a very good read, strongly narrative, wise in its observations, its authenticity particularly about Washington, its clarity of language, and its skill in making the reader a part of the love story." –Susan Richards Shreve
"A splendid, star-crossed Gatsby update that roasts on the same skewer
Washington’s power elite and the journalists they so easily
seduce….Fitzgerald’s boozy gloom brightened with social satire,
bittersweet romance, and a comic send-up of all that newspapers hold dear,
from a man who’s been there."
"A thoroughly involving narrative with a sharp satiric edge, Ignatius’s
contemporary take on the tragic confluence of love, power and ambition is a
sophisticated look at the media mystique and the movers and shakers in our
nation’s capitol. His stylish, fluent prose, anchored with fine
atmospheric detail, gives the story texture and momentum."