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review 2019-01-09 14:50
The President is Missing
The President is Missing - Bill Clinton,James Patterson

President John Duncan, a war hero from NC, is being tried for crimes he is thought to have committed by trying to stop "Dark Ages." He cannot tell anyone outside of his inner group of six, but somehow the information has leaked. He needs to find out who leaked and what was leaked and try to find the computer virus and stop it. He has put measures into place to try to save the US if the virus should launch, but he wants to stop it. He has a crack team assembled, but they still cannot find the problem. It is only with the help of Augie, a hacker who worked for the Sons of Jihad, that they are able to find the virus.

 

The story looks at what happens if the President goes away and very few people know where he is and it looks at what happens when the US comes under threat from outside forces. 

 

The story was good and easy to get into, but there were moments where I felt like the story resembled "The Rule of Three" and "Dry" and also played on the fears of everyone since our lives are wrapped up on computers, phones and internet. 

 

 

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review 2018-12-27 18:06
Review of The President is Missing by James Patterson
The President is Missing - Bill Clinton,James Patterson

It had been a while since I read a James Patterson novel and this quickly brought me back.  His books are shallow, fun reads that while not great literature, they have me turning pages.  His stories are always self-paced and have enough suspense to keep the reader guessing until the end.  Patterson is fun, escapist reading.

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text 2018-06-14 13:19
The President is Missing by James Patterson & Bill Clinton
The President is Missing - Bill Clinton,James Patterson

The president of the United States faces impeachment whispers as he refuses to answer one important question; did he or did he not contact a terrorist threatening the US? But before he can answer that question in front of Congress, the leader of the free world goes missing.


DNF @ 34%

Needless to say, this book does not feature the current president.

Regardless, I couldn't finish it. I stopped just when the author(s) started on their I'm-the-president-from-Independence-Day fantasy (you know, kicking terrorist ass, saving the world, yadda-yadda-yadda).

Still, I could've borne even that if the book wasn't so goddamn slow. Nothing really happened until bullets started flying (just when I stopped reading), it was too slow, too wordy, did I mention it was slow?
And the fact the president bits were written in the first person POV (while the rest wasn't) provided just one more proof of the living out the aforementioned fantasy, while also making for a rather jarring reading experience.

Or maybe I simply wasn't in the mood for such a book.

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review 2016-12-04 00:00
Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001
Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Se... Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001 - Michael Tomasky,Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.,Sean Wilentz This “clear-eyed” incisive examination of Bill Clinton’s presidency is perfect for the reader so inclined not to want to wade through the extensive autobiography [b:My Life|49195|My Life|Bill Clinton|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1431741967s/49195.jpg|775862], or even the scholar not enough enamored with our 42nd president to devour a more verbose historical assessment compiled by others. Michael Tomasky is a talented and engaging writer who avoids any indictment possibly accusing him of carrying forth his own agenda. In light of the current election cycle in which a larger-than-life reality TV star wins the presidency over Clinton’s own wife Hillary, this book affords a rather insightful review of the ongoing drama and scandal that perpetuated and defined the Clinton years of 1993-2001. By book’s end I was exhausted, but somewhat relieved in knowing our country would not be again going through another round of the typical daily Clinton crisis that would have begun in January of 2017 had Hillary been elected. That is not to say the Trump years will be any better, but at least Donald’s opulent and vulgar occupancy will be more likened to a grandiose circus under the big top, a bombastic ringleader with orange hair, and a wide array of clowns galore.
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review 2016-09-05 00:00
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World - Bill Clinton 3.5 stars

This is a great book to help with having ideas of which groups to donate to match with the causes important to you and also it helps give the reader ideas if you would like to start something of your own. I felt inspired. There really is something we can all do to make our world better.
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