February 4th, 2012
Who killed John F. Kennedy? Is not the question this book tries to answer, but rather how to stop the assasination? Jake is an english professor on a mission. Along the way he learns to take any tools he finds to get the job down. Because as Jake says “the future is not malevolent it just does not want to be changed”. A beautiful picture is beeing painted of the World Ago, late fifties and early sixties. A more trusting America. And it is SO believable I want to go there for a four month holiday. I Have read you a couple of my favorite quotes.
This is a great quote from the book 11/22/63 about listening (28 seconds.) As a matter of fact it is one of the best quotes on listening I have ever seen. If you find a better one, let me know, I want to see it. Here is the last part: “…making the other guy feel like the most knowledgable, brilliant and intellectually savvy person on the planet…”
The United States of Ago 1 for 16 minutes
The United States of Ago 2 for 15 minutes
Here you may go straight to the Bookcasting Podcast and listen to Tom Erik and me talk lovingly about the book 11/22/63 for 17 delicious minutes.
Buy the book right a way, you will not be sorry, and I will get a dollar ;-D
Alle the pictures are fetched off the intertubes.
This guy married into the Kennedy clan, and he generally knows what he is doing. He said in an interview when he just started his career as an actor: “I am going to be the number one box office actor in Hollywood. The secret is the same as with body building. You create a picture of who you are going to be. And then you live into that picture.”