Originally Posted by medford
Just finished "I am the messenger" by Markus Zusak
"young adult book" someone passed along to my wife. Started out, OK, could have had more detail, but the further I got in the book the more I enjoyed. Just kept getting better and better; loved the ending. Could have been a little more detail/development, but in the end I think it worked well as is.
Started "Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Rielly. So far, some interesting things I didn't know about JFK's life, not sure what to expect.
Just about finished with "Killing Kennedy" and have to say that I really enjoyed it. Bill O'Rielly changed my outlook on Kennedy. Having been born a decade + after Kennedy's death (sorry for the spoiler) I was of the belief that he was overrated as a president, however the book paints a picture of what made the man so popular while also touching on his low points like the Bay of Pigs. I used to think he/america was lucky that Kuscheve (sp?) didn't have the backbone to escalate the cuban missle crisis, but the book paints a picture of Kennedy holding strong and essentially calling Russia's bluff.
Great quick read.