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Good story: poor editing

  • Mar 11, 2013
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There are a plethora of opinions as to what exactly happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963, as I discovered when I reviewed "Killing Kennedy" on Amazon. Almost immediately, a number of folks began writing comments (not to me, but to each other) arguing about the various people and organizations that they believed were responsible for JFK's death. This book is pure fiction, but I suspect that it may generate the same type of response.

It's not revealing anything to say that the basis of the book's plot is that Kennedy was not killed in Dallas, but rather a double. Of course, once that happens, how to you explain to the American people that the real president was in the White House while sending out a body double to speak for him, and to meet with the ordinary people. What follows are the actions taken by Kennedy and his circle of advisors to hide the truth from the public.

The author goes through the usual list of suspects, and comes up with his own idea of who was behind the attack. I'm not going to reveal that part of the book,, except to say that we become acquainted with L.B.J., J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI, the CIA, the Chicago Mafia, and even Jimmy Hoffa. What about Jackie's involvement in all of this, you might ask. All I can say is "read the book".

The good part being said above, I must severely criticize whoever did the editing. Many sentences have extra and unnecessary words in them, words that have no place in that particular sentence. There are no quotation marks occasionally when a character is speaking, and once in a while the word "we" creeps into the narrative, giving the impression that the tale may be told by someone involved with it. My great complaint is that Arlen Spector's first name is grossly misspelled! He was an important member of the Warren Commission, and a PA Senator for over 30 years, and yet someone couldn't get his first name right!

All in all, the plot line was interesting although some of the dialogue tended to the sophomoric, and a few of the characters really appeared to be portrayed in ways it doesn't seem they would act (Aristotle Onassis, for example). If you can overlook these things, and the bad editing, you might enjoy this book. If what I said above turns you off about it, that's fine with me also.

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There are a plethora of opinions as to what exactly happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963, as I discovered when I reviewed "Killing Kennedy" on Amazon. Almost immediately, a number of folks began writing comments (not to me, but to each other) arguing about the various people and organizations that they believed were responsible for JFK's death. This book is pure fiction, but I suspect that it may generate the same type of response.      It's not revealing …
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