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The Rats: A White House Satire by Douglas Board #Review #BlogTour #Contemporary #Satire

I’m going to be featuring each of these books over the three days of this tour, starting yesterday with “MBA”.
Today it will is the turn of “The Rats: A White House Satire”  and
on Wednesday “Time of Lies”…..

Ros March, disabled lesbian mum and former Royal Marine, has just moved to Turnberry on Scotland’s west coast. Her cottage overlooks one of the world’s most famous golf courses – Trump Turnberry – as well as the scenic bird sanctuary Ailsa Craig. But idylls deceive. In truth Ailsa was once overrun by rats, who were exterminated at the end of the twentieth century, and Ros’s landlord turns out to be a delusional Islamophobic misogynist who calls himself ‘Potus Two’. When Potus Two announces that both he and Ros will have the chance to meet the President on Turnberry’s hallowed grounds, Ros hatches a plan. Even a slim chance to do something about one of the biggest rats in the world is not something she will pass by.

Purchase Link:


UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0789PC6LG

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0789PC6LG

Promotional Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq07R072IhU


My Review

Sometimes the use of exaggeration and humour really do help to expose attitudes, worries and fears about politics and politicians. That has to be particularly true regarding the current President of the United States – Donald Trump, who is a main character in this story.  At only 33 pages long it is a quick, humorous read which packs in the events and characters and it definitely lives up to its billing as a satirical story! It is the sort of story that has great asides that have you smiling and just a touch of credibility that has you wondering what would really happen if such an event occurred . . . .

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after reading it.

Author Bio

Douglas Board is the author of the campus satire MBA (Lightning Books, 2015), which asked why so much of the business world is Managed By Arseholes. Time of Lies, his second novel, is a timely exploration of the collapse of democracy.

Born in Hong Kong, he has degrees from Cambridge and Harvard and worked for the UK Treasury and then as a headhunter. He has also had a distinguished career in public life, serving as treasurer of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and chairing the British Refugee Council.

As well as writing fiction, he is the author of two applied research books on leadership, which was the subject of his doctorate. He is currently a senior visiting fellow at the Cass Business School in London. He and his wife Tricia Sibbons live in London and Johannesburg.

Social Media Links

Twitter: @BoardWryter


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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources
for providing content for this post and organising the tour it is part of.
The review is my own, honest opinion after reading the book.

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