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Can you change the past? Should you?
15 May 2017
This was a near 5 star book for me, but ultimately I just felt it lost a little focus at times and a stodgy part in the middle slowed things down a little too much. All that being said, I thought the first 300 pages were superb, and couldn't put the book down. I actually enjoyed the book the most before Jake met Sadie, as he came to grips with late 50's/ early 60's America, and the crossover of sorts with a certain Fifities clown.
Although the books selling point is the Kennedy assassination, that actually features very little. Sure, we have the preparation with Oswald, but ultimately the themes are those of the relationship with Sadie, is the past really better than the present, can things be changed and should they? The human themes are the real hook the story hangs upon, as the ending shows.
It's a very good book, packed with a ton of detail as well as a great narrative, but just lacking a little focus at times and probably 50 pages too long. This is not a deal breaker by any means though.
Very highly recommended