We Have Lost the President, by Paul Mathews

If you don’t enjoy British humor, just click over to some other post now.

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We Have Lost the President is one of those books I would’ve bought for the title alone, just because it makes me laugh. I mean, could it possibly sound more British?

But it only gets better from there. Paul Mathews imagines an England in the not-too-distant future. A revolution has sent the royal family to Florida in exile. The country is now a republic, with a president and fifty vice-presidents.

The current, very popular President is sure to announce his bid for re-election at the official time, eleven o’clock a.m., day after tomorrow. Um… say, where is the President? What’s that? The security footage has been wiped?

This future England has lots of tech… but it doesn’t seem to work very well.

Presidential spokesperson Howie Pond agrees that this Code Red emergency must be kept absolutely quiet to avoid a national panic. They can’t even trust the police. No one must know… especially Howie’s well-known journalist girlfriend, Britt.

Mathews’ absurd situations are taken oh-so-seriously by the participants, making them even funnier. He expertly weaves lots of twists and suspense into Howie’s quest to find the President… and to score a good steak-and-ale pie.

I hope you enjoy this Great Weekend Read! And now I’m off to start Book 2, We Have Lost the Pelicans.

Thanks for reading,
Jan
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–jj

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