Friday, December 28, 2018

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Length: 513 pages

Published: June 2018

Earlier this year, I purchased a copy of The President is Missing by former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson during a blitz sale for $4.99. I really hadn't done much research into the plot, but I thought: a former President, a bestselling author, for less than $5 bucks, how can I go wrong? 

I do enjoy reading mystery and suspense novels, but this isn't a book I would normally read. I get plenty of politics via the talking heads on news commentary shows and via social media soapboxes. However, I was intrigued by this author pairing. I dove right into the story, and it kept my attention the whole way through. I was reading and listening to two other books while I read The President is Missing, so it took me a little longer than usual to get through it. For 500 pages, the story flowed well. The details and technical jargon were not overdone, making it easier to comprehend. You don't have to be in politics or even a U.S. citizen to appreciate the story. 

The story was suspenseful propelling this reader to the satisfying conclusion. There were some thought-provoking passages (check out my highlights on Goodreads.) The best thing about this book is that fact that President Clinton could offer a perspective that James Patterson could not have accomplished on his own. The only critique I could offer is that perhaps the book could have been edited down another 50-75 pages making it a little more digestible.  

Recommendation: I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to someone looking to read a story from an insider's perspective. 

Until next time ... Read on!

Regardless of whether I purchase a book, borrow a book, or receive a book in exchange for review, my ultimate goal is to be honest, fair, and constructive. I hope you've found this review helpful.


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