If I Did It, by O.J. Simpson: a review.
There should be two categories of literary reviews: the ones you read to find out whether you want to read the book and the ones that give you someone's interpretation of it; these you might only want to read after you have read it yourself. I will divide my review into three parts. Part I falls in the first category. Part II is my interpretation and in part III I put the story in a wider perspective.
To my knowledge O.J. Simpson is the greatest actor and writer in the western world today. "If I did it" is the most important book I ever read, about the most important subject in the world. It breaks your hart.
For twelve hours a play for two actors has been performed. Author, director and leading actor: O.J. Simpson, co-starring: the 'ghostwriter' Pablo Fenjves. The book itself is a transcript of Mr. Simpson's lines, Mr. Fenjves has only served as secretary, working out the tape. "I didn't think I'd created a lasting work of art" says Mr. Fenjves, and he is right; he didn't create anything. Don't worry, you won't hear his voice in it.