- File Size: 4583 KB
- Print Length: 343 pages
- Publication Date: July 26, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01J57WVEQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,175 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
We Have Lost The President Kindle Edition
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The sensible thing to do would have been to set the Kindle aside, get dinner ready, and read it after the meal was over. But like a lunatic, I sat on the sofa, reading page after page, just to find out what caused the president to disappear like that. And finally I was able to set aside the book long enough to cook, even though dinner was over half an hour late by then. Of course, as soon as that was done, I went scrambling back to see what finally happened with The Rest Of The Story.
I was hoping for a Douglas Adams type of story, and it came rather close. Certainly there was lots of wry humor throughout the book. But this book that I bought (yes, I paid the full Kindle retail price, after seeing an ad for the book on the Kindle screen saver) for the British humor, kept me reading just to see what would happen next.
And the afterword said that another novel is on the way at year's end? Maybe I should stock up on some frozen dinners, just in case...
This novel takes the reader, via Howie's viewpoint, to a frantic search to find President Polak before his crucial announcement on Independence Day, of whether he will run for office again or the Republican Party needs a new nominee.
Britain has, in this version of the 21st Century, gone to a form of Democracy. Russia has it's tentacles in the nomination process, and some of the Vice Presidents are beyond description, even a former movie star...
What makes this book readable is the underlying sense of humor, satire, and ... oh wow! This could happen...that threads throughout the tale. America is now 'The New States" and yes, there is hope still of a better world.
Howie is a believable character. He has his girlfriend, Britt who is a journalist running parallel trying to get 'The Story." Another notable character is the President's wife...who loves to make her mark on the World by writing endless 'self-help' books. The latest being getting in touch with the inner American in us all.
A bit lengthy for me but, I did enjoy the novel.