The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson was recommended to me this morning, then this evening I received one of Amazon's "Recommended for You" emails featuring the book and I thought—yeah, weird. It's a new release and I'm intrigued.

Has anyone here read it, or are you reading it now? If so, would you recommend it?

From its Amazon page:

“Johnson takes a big gamble by telling such a complex tale invoking every genre imaginable while juggling distinct and deep characterizations. The bet pays off, resulting in a story that will be popular with book clubs and fun to discuss.” —Associated Press

New York City, New Year’s weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.


Award-winning science-fiction mastermind Kenneth Johnson blends epic adventure, romance, and evocative drama into an intense supernatural thriller rooted in one of the great untold legends of human history.