Scalzi delivers all the high-stakes adventure and cutthroat twists in his trademark cinematic, assured writing style, with snappy dialogue seemingly written to translate to the silver screen.
The Collapsing Empire may wear the trappings of a Marvel film, but its heart is Game of Thrones all the way.
If you don't go in already determined to hate it, you'll probably like it more than you anticipated: The foremost agenda of The President Is Missing is to tell a good story, and it does that pretty well.
Without a doubt, Post-Truth is well-researched and authoritatively written, but I fear it suffers from being another of at least hundreds of populism-focused books in the wake of recent events. Compared to the rest of the crop, it doesn't stand out enough or offer enough distinct material to make you see things in a new light. Even more disheartening is the reality that the people reading Post-Truth and similar books are probably going to be the polar opposite of those who need to be reading it.