Ponderous foreshadowing and innuendo produce a tedious read. . .
...if we work on the assumption that all Americans are patriots unless proven otherwise—and why should we not?—O’Reilly’s fetishization of patriotism, and his withholding of that precious accolade from anyone he disagrees with, is both banal and incendiary.
The details of the Kennedy assassination are even more familiar than the story “Killing Lincoln” told. So “Killing Kennedy” has a momentum problem: it is lively, but not innately suspenseful.
Bill O’Reilly the author was entirely focused on the historical figure of Jesus of Galilee and the overall socio-economic climate of that time period, to the point that he has created a valuable piece of theological/historical work, worthy of any top shelf designation.
The melodrama is laid on with a trowel, but it’s nevertheless a thoroughly documented, visually rich presentation...