Beth's Review: Who Wants to be President by Richard Pook
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Richard Pook
Released: February 5, 2016
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Length: 170 pages
Does America need a new political party? Janice Coltrane and Duncan Bernard, pursuing a bizarre concept, navigate their way through obstacles, intimidation, coercion and ultimately mortal danger to return America to its citizens. Their efforts to produce a reality TV show to select a Presidential candidate, along with the creation of a new political party, disrupts the balance of power in Washington. Learn how deep the enemy’s reach is and how ruthless their methods. See how the pair brings America HOME in the new American Revolution.
Five Boundless Stars
At the start of each chapter in Who Wants to be President, there is a perfectly fitting quote; including everyone from Dr. Seuss to Albert Einstein, of the 23 quotes in this book, this is my favorite;
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
This quote also sums up the book. A reality show to find our next president; what a concept! In a society where the line for the newest iPhone is miles long; yet, we walk right in to cast our votes in a presidential election, no line and no wait. According to the Washing Post, (May 11, 2015) “from 2006 to 2012, the number of votes more than doubled to 132 million. That's more than the number of votes cast in the 2012 election.” This article is complete with a chart showing approximately three million more votes for the next American Idol.
Not only is this a brilliant concept, but it may be just what we need; it can’t be worse than the options we have now. I know what you’re thinking; “What about constitutional law?” Don’t worry, it covered in the book. Who Wants to be President is not just politics; there’s romance, suspense, action, mystery and twists that will leave you speechless. I HIGHLY recommend this book for all readers; you don’t need to understand politics at all to enjoy this book. It’s only 230 pages long and is written in a way to make it a smooth quick read. You will not be able to put this down. It’s a great “beach day” read. You will not be disappointed with Who Wants to be President.
On a personal note: I’m cursed with the natural ability to edit everything I read, to the point that spelling and grammatical errors interrupt my flow while reading. There was only one error, just one; not even enough to interrupt me. Kudo’s to the editor for that! I do have one question I can’t get out of my mind; why isn’t there a question mark used at the end? It really should be, Who Wants to be President?
Overall, Who Wants to be President is simply the result of a combination of a politically brilliant mind and talented writing; and without a doubt, a huge 5 Boundless Stars book; I absolutely loved it!