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The author wasted no words in how our man Taft was transported to our times. But that was okay with me. Let the fantasy begin . . . quickly. Taft himself really did seem like a man from the early 20th century transported to our times.
I do think however that it was a little too tidy of a fit both for Taft and for us to believe that we were dealing with the real man. OTOH, I hate the forced drama that typically comes into play in these type of stories to get all sides to believe. So while the beginning was a tad weak, this was far more preferable to the latter.
One other thing. While this book is short (6 hours), it seemed to pass by in half the time.
I had just finished The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin and was looking for more to read about Taft.
The concept of this book instantly intrigued me. William Howard Taft operating in today's political climate? Sign me up!
The book had a few good moments, but focused too much on jokes about how different 2012 was from 1912 and Taft's girth. Taft was one of our most intelligent presidents and it wasn't reflected in this story. The Taft in this story occasionally reflected the Taft in The Bully Pulpit, but not as much as I would have liked.
At best, the story intrigued me. At worst, it annoyed me.