posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 07:29 PM
I just wanted to chime in to state that unlike many of you posting on here, I have actually read both books. Now I am not a person that will rush out
to buy the current presidential "drivel", I came upon the books through a friend of mine, that was and still is a staunch Obama supporter.
I can tell you truthfully that having read both books, you can certainly see quite a difference in the works. The tone, the pacing, even the
expression of certain ideals(duty, love, adversity) are handled with a differing "vibe".
Now I noticed that in the back of my mind whilst reading through the books. I actually thought that the "Dreams of" was clearly more focused and
engaging...which I had thought was due to either:
a better proof/edit team
personal growth as a writer.
I still feel this may most likely be the case, but having watched this Manning Report fellow, I do have to say that he makes some sense. I'm not one
to just fawn over any and every conspiracy theory, but just off of my intuition, from watching that, having already read the books in question, I
would say it is indeed at least possible that there was a ghostwriter involved with "Dreams".
For the record, neither book really "grabbed" me, and to be honest I felt they were really just lukewarm posturing. I know that may sound rude to
some of you devotees, but if you are honest and critical with yourselves, I think you will agree that neither is exactly ... amazing.
I truly do steer clear of political / vip books, I guess the last one I even flipped through was Norman Schwartzkoff's Auto, which I left sitting on
a B&N table many many many moons ago....
Well I just wanted to put that out there as I noticed both "sides" are present but the content / validity of the thread is not fully being focused
on. Surely if you wanted to make a determination, you should discuss the books themselves?