Our Book Of The Month for September is The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton AND James Patterson. For our online Book Clubbers we have some questions around the book for you to get involved with. Either answer below or use as discussion points at your next Book Club. Happy Book Clubbing!
The President Is Missing – The Blurb
As an unprecedented cyberterrorist attack cripples the United States, the President must face an unthinkable truth:
There is a traitor in his Cabinet. His life is in danger.
And the only way to stay ahead of the shadowy forces tearing at the heart of America is to go off the grid, leaving behind his presidential protection. The President must go missing – and he may never resurface…
The following are written with the presumption you have read The President Is Missing. If you haven’t, bookmark the post for now so you can come back and answer the questions later.
- The book is written by ex President Bill Clinton. Did this add to your expectation/excitement when setting out to read the book?
- Can you tell the book is written by two people? Do the chapters tend to differ in style?
- The title leads us to believe that the President goes AWOL yet with a phone and car that are presumably traceable, is he ever really missing? Who from?
- In the book the President is a war hero, a widow, a single parent and life threateningly ill, yet he still manages to save the World. Would it have been better if the President was more flawed? Why is it important for the President to be seen as invincible?
- The President is at pains to explain why each member of his team is deserving and loyal yet doesn’t give us a reason why Carolyn has been removed from the list of possible the traitors. Did this, in your eyes, make her suspect number one? At what point did you guess it was Carolyn?
- Did you feel sympathy towards Augie and Nina? Would you have offered Augie a job?
- What did you make of the female assassin Bach? Why do you think Clinton and Patterson decided she should be pregnant?
- What did you think of the last chapter, the President’s speech?
Get Involved with The President Is Missing
Feel free to answer as many of the questions as you like, it’s not an all or nothing thing. Post your replies below, discuss with us on social media using @BookSocialUK, or pose some questions of your own. If you enjoyed answering our questions, have a go at our last month’s Get Involved: Amy Bloom’s, White Houses.
And come back tomorrow to read our #BigReview of The President Is Missing.