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The President Is Missing

by Bill Clinton & James Patterson, pub. 2018, pp. 513

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What I learned from this book

I learned that there are still some horrifying events that can and may occur in our country at any moment in time.  We tend to consume ourselves with ourselves (selfies, smartphones, reality television, etc.).  What we may not do enough of is pay attention to some of the things that threaten to take all of the fun away from us – permanently. One example of this type of catastrophe (spoiler alert #1) is the one examined in the book – the purposeful contamination of a virus meant to cause a complete and total shutdown of all of the things we take for granted but need each day: clean running water supply, electricity from the grid, internet access – as well as too many other conveniences to mention.

In other words, we may find value in gluing ourselves to every personal experience, but none of it will mean anything without continued access to the things we actually need in order to exist each day. This novel could be looked at as a wake-up call for many of us in America.

Most of us think we’re wide awake, but, in fact, we are mostly “asleep at the wheel” when it comes to the prospects of a true, wide-scale crisis.  I suppose it remains to be seen how serious we can ever get about this or any other type of wake-up call.

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The Broker

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The Broker

by – John Grisham

What I found most amazing about this book

The book first grabbed my attention while on winter vacation in Hawaii last month. Of course, it has the traditional “spy-flare” for which Grisham is well known.  But, it also retains the reader’s attention with his excellent ability for detailed description.  He always makes us feel like we are literally on the main character’s shoulder – obtaining a bird’s-eye view of each move in every suspense-filled chapter.  In this sense, Grisham continues to deliver as always.  I’m glad I ran across this book.

What I DIDN’T like about this book

Nothing. It was the right reading length, it was exciting and it is the ideal vacation getaway novel!

Whom would I recommend to read this book?

This book is fine for most ages and reading abilities.

Any thoughts?

-A.N.

 

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