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Jack 1939

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    This book delivers a pedestrian spy story, attempting to be grea

    This book delivers a pedestrian spy story, attempting to be great by utilizing historical characters. If you want depth of plot and characters, stick with the authors who have made this genre their career. The book became less interesting the further that I got into it. The bland plot is not helped by the attempt to excite with gratuitous chase and sex. Young Jack is just not believable, particularly in his interactions with his father. For Kennedys, Rose, Joe, and Joe Jr. come across as one dimensional and not very interesting. Their appearances seem provided for necessity rather than adding significant elements to the story. Real people are more complex than these spectres. Even the love interest of Jack barely rises into a second dimension.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Would that it were so

    Thevacid rest for the quality is that youwind up wishing it was the hospel truuth, Such is the case with Ms. Matthews' Jack 1939. She captires young JFK'S character so faithfully that you can almost predict how he will deal with the next challenge hurled at him, be it the intransigence of the British government in preparing for World War II, the beautiful and rlegant woman he falls.madly in love with (a prophetic note?),,
    !the savagery of the nascent Nazis, or the arrogance of his own father, he is always the John F. Kennedy he will become.. smart, courageous and sexy. I can only hope that Francine Matthews has further stories of the pre- presidential JFK in mind to thrill us as much as her view of 2939 does. Sign me up for it right now. Don't miss this bit of history that should have been

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    well written

    Found this to be a nice mix of fact and fiction. Written as to hold your interest with lots of little factual tidbits. I would recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Jack 1939

    This is one of the most well written books I have read in a while. I
    could not put it down because I was fascinated by the correlation between the Kennedy family and the fictional novel. Well done.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Good book!!!

    Read this book for a book club reading. We all enjoyed the book. We thought that this historical fiction was well done.

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

    Well done, Ms Mathews. The plot cracks on at a great pace, the c

    Well done, Ms Mathews. The plot cracks on at a great pace, the characters are believable, and clearly you have done a lot of research to get the reality-based characters right. A fictional view of JFK that gives us insights into what his early life might have been like, and what drove him. We also learn more about the various pressures, political and financial, around the outbreak of WWII. If you like James Bond, you'll like Jacvk 1939. Who can ask for anything more?

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