I picked this book for a long drive I had to make a couple of weeks ago. I had to spend 8 or 9 hours behind the wheel and needed something to keep me entertained. Luckily I was able to download the audio version of this book from our library in just a few minutes. It was a spur of the moment decision.
The book, written by actor/comedian Richard Belzer, reminded me of Art Bell. Before I got married, when my future wife and I were dating, I would have some late drives back to my place after spending the day with her. I enjoyed listening to AM Coast to Coast when Art Bell was the host. The show covered topics such as UFO’s, exorcisms, ghosts, etc. Anyway, back to the book.
Here are three points I drew from the book:
- If there is a conspiracy, you can be sure the right wing is behind it. The left gets a pass on everything because they are good and pure and the right are bad and shady. Well, at least that’s what I gather from Belzer. Yeah, sure.
- Only a fool would believe the single bullet theory. The warren commission was a sham backed by you know who (the right wing). There are too many problems with the theory with logistics, witnesses, odd characters, connections between the people involved, ability, and it goes on. Lots of info here. This is a big part of the book
- I would like to be able to recommend this book as a fun read for families but I can’t. It is funny but some of the material is unnecessarily unsuitable for younger ears. It’s kind of a shame.
In summary, this book was entertaining enough. The audio version has these annoying noises between segments, sounds of springs for example. The JFK assassination half of the book was interesting. The other parts were pretty light with materials at times. The book did it’s job though, I made the 9 hour drive and managed to stay alert and keep from getting tired the whole way. I was entertained and maybe learned a few things about the JFK assassination and a few things about Richard Belzer.