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Those Who Trespass

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  341 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
From the mega-bestselling author of The O'Reilly Factor, The No Spin Zone, and Who's Looking Out for You?, a mystery thriller about the fast-paced and ruthless world of TV journalism.
With three consecutive number one bestsellers, Bill O'Reilly has proved that he's the king of the nonfiction list. With Those Who Trespass, he extends his bestselling domain to fiction, givin
ebook, 244 pages
Published February 10th 2004 by Broadway Books (first published February 10th 1998)
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Jul 13, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Keith Olbermann
I read this book as a POW in Kazakhstan (long story). Its steamy sex scenes and faithful descriptions of the behind-the-scenes world of news magazine (I am a former anchor on Hard Copy) helped me survive torture, starvation, and Kazakh pornography.

As I've remained in solitary confinement without sunlight or electricity for the past fifteen years, I'm unaware if Bill O'Reilly has yet been awarded the Noble Prize in literature; if he hasn't, I hope I will be able to attend his coronation as one of
Apr 14, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nsfw-book-club
I can't believe O'Reilly wrote this book. Not because it was super controversial, but rather because it was such blatant wish fulfillment that I would assume he'd be mortified to have people read it. I had a lot of the same feelings I get when I read Mary Sue-ish fan fiction: can the author really not tell that they've written themselves into the novel?

Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Television and Murder is about a charismatic and talented and extremely handsome reporter (who women love) named
Asghar Abbas
Apr 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Hahahshahahahahahagagaga hahaha
hahahhahah sex scenes hahahahha bwaahh a

What do I rate this schlock masterpiece? Easily one of the most unsettling books I've ever read, because it's obviously just Billy O fantasizing about murdering everyone who's ever done him wrong. Even better, it's (ickily) sexually explicit and horrifically violent, two things that the Big Splotch rails against on his show, so it not only shows him to be a bit of a closet sociopath, but also a total raging hypocrite. (Also, there is a fascinating correlation between the sex scenes in this book ...more
Apr 05, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: craphat
A real page turner because you just can't wait to see to what depth of crapitude O'Reilly can write. Disturbing on a fundamental level the book is misogynistic, poorly written, and the characters are just caricatures or cardboard cut-outs from a lazy screenplay writer. Freud would have a hey-day with this given that is seems O'Reilly is exorcising some seriously fucked-up demons by projecting onto the protagonist what he'd like to do to all of those who have victimized him in his past.

And let me
Nov 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shrill O'Reilly has the intellectual chops of a toaster pastry. Yet another bunch of crap from this self-obsessed mental lackwit.
Edwina Callan
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookcrossing, audio, 2017
Hubby and I listened to this during a couple of day trips.
He loved it, I liked it.
This book is supposed to be a mystery/thriller but we laughed our way though it.
"GNN" ... "Martin" Moore ... Oh My Gosh! ... all of the cussing AND the sex scenes.
We sure weren't expecting anything like this out of Bill O'Reilly!
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who knew? My former colleague Bill O'Reilly can write a hot sex scene!
Nancy Zorn
Feb 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I do not like Bill O'Reilly. Not. One. Bit. I started this book fully expecting to dislike it as much as I dislike its author. Funny thing. It wasn't bad. The story line kept me interested. The sex scenes (fortunately there weren't many) creeped me out. I couldn't separate the author from his characters. The eeeewww factor hit 10 on the richter scale. I doubt I'll be able to see his face and not have scenes from the book flash into my brain. In fact, I have to agree with the other reviewers who ...more
"Ashley was now wearing only brief white panties. She had signaled her desire by removing her shirt and skirt... [Shannon] gently teased her by licking the areas around her most sensitive erogenous zone."
Jesus Bill stop... I'm hyperventilating here. All that hot, steamy, romantic action just has me titillated past the point of no return. In all seriousness though, what the hell is with all these conservative, moralist nut jobs and their weird fetishes. Scooter Libby's got bear rape and now Bill
Sep 12, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My husband used to like O'Reilly, so I bought this book for him, but I read it first. This book is awful! Clearly he possesses no talent when it comes to the written word. When you read it, you get the sense that O'Reilly thought he was writing something good! PLUS he gave it plugs on his show. Gag me. Characters are unlikeable and mostly unmemorable. I actually tossed this one into the garbage--before my husband had a chance to read it. Ha!
Michael Burnam-Fink
I can't deal with the big stuff, so let's do the small stuff. This is a pretty competent thriller, with a Machiavellian murderer, a heroic detective, and a good woman caught between the two of them. There's sex and death and high stakes confrontations. I'm pretty sure I read like five novels by Ken Follett with pretty much the exact same plot. Buy it at the airport, leave it at the airport, feel no shame.

Except for the big stuff, which is that this was written by TV "journalist" and serial sexua
Geo Forman
Surprising how entertaining this was. Read it only because it was in the news mentioned in comparison to the author's apparent resemblance to his character of a womanizer TV executive. Turns out that was a minor character murdered in the first few pages. However, it was a fast, enjoyable read, murders, good cop, smart murderer and beautiful news reporter.
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ny-city
Sorry. I prefer his non-fiction.
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know he had written a mystery. I really liked it. I haven't read anything he's written and I liked that it was set in his line of work. A little insight as to what goes on there.
Mar 08, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While the story itself was well thought out, Bill O'Reilly is not a writer and should stick to his Fox News show.

Definitely an interesting (and surprising...I guess I tend to be pretty naive about this stuff) commentary on what can go on behind the scenes in the broadcast journalism business. I could have done without all of the sexy stuff...really gratuitous.

The storyline was the only reason I finished. I did think it was fascinating, although he certainly didn't leave the mystery part very mys
Bill O'Reilly (yes, that Bill O'Reilly) has issues. I, personally would be terrified to piss the guy off, after reading this novel of revenge murder. A quick read, the book was obviously written by a man (the sex scene - there's only one - makes that obvious) with anger issue. The book seems stuck in whether the murder is justified or heinous, and kind of flip flops without taking a stand. The result is limpid character development and a rush to get to the killer's identity. The book would have ...more
Kurt Springs
TV News personalities are being murdered. These are the type of victims cops feel little sympathy for since so many people want them dead. It is Tom O'Malley's job to find the ruthless killer. Of all the people the victims have wronged, who was angry enough to kill.

Bill O'Reilly exposes the reader to the cut throat world of TV News. The tail is has an interesting psychological twist, and the events are believable. The action scenes were intense. However, O'Reilly didn't do enough to mask the kil
Mar 04, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well. . .the story itself is actually not bad, a sturdy story of revenge murders and boilerplate detective work.

The writing, however. . .whew. Overblown, wordy, gratuitous, almost absurdest in how seriously it begs to be taken. . .

A direct quote - and this was from early on in the novel: "He obviously preferred oral sex to oral hygiene." Really.

My mental red pen ran out of ink long before I ran out of text, still, like eating chocolate covered bugs, reading this book is an accomplishment more a
Jul 04, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Interesting if you have any experience in the news business, but not that great of a book. It seems to suffer from the same problem O'Reilly's TV show does: nothing is nuisance. Everything is in black and white. And so the characters become caricatures.

Still, it is interesting how one of TV's moral crusaders describes some of life's more intimate moments, particularly how a narcissist has sex...
May 19, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Those Who Trespass is Bill O'Reilly's only novel. The book had a good plot, but had a lot of unimportant details and sections that had nothing to do with the book, other than maybe try to throw the reader off the track of who-did-it. Which is why this book only garnered two stars from me. I thought it was blalantly obvious who did it almost from the beginning of the book. Fortunately O'Reilly has stuck with non-fiction books since writing this one, which is a good decision for him.
Jul 02, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This was better than I was expecting. The story line was fairly solid, and I found the peek into journalism interesting, since I don’t read much that provides any insight into that world. However, you really have to get past the writing style. Or rather, the lack of one. It reminds me of something I would have written in high school or college. Just not very sophisticated at all. If I hadn’t been grabbed by the plot, I wouldn’t have finished it.
Jacque Bona
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. Bill O'Reilly is an entertaining fiction author. His story was interesting, fast-paced and informative while using great humor and erudite vocabulary. I liked his reading the book himself.

Regardless how you feel about his politics, this book is not political, it is worth checking out if nothing else for his narration of erotic scenes. I hope he writes a sequel.
May 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Fun & easy read. A great mystery "whodunnit" novel that is a page-turner. A little graphic in two parts that led to some skimming - so be warned. The perspective of a television journalist was unique and interesting as well.
Ted Haussman

I gave it 3 stars, but, if I were able, I'd probably give it about 3.5. A well-written entertaining serial murder story -- I say "story" because there was not too much mystery. But I enjoyed it and was not at all the type of book I was expecting from Bill O.
Mar 28, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-mystery
Nice mystery. Inside story about backstabbing within the TV news industry. O'Reilly does non-fiction better.
Jan 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe a 3.7. Easy read, good story. It's been sitting on my shelf for over 15 years after my mom returned it to me. This was Bill O'Reilly's venture into the world of fiction and it was. OK.
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The detective protagonist has to be told what narcissism is. Bill O'Reilly also describes a sex scene in-depth, and I couldn't help but read the whole thing in his freaking voice. F**k this book.
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Bill O'Reilly's success in broadcasting and publishing is unmatched. The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor led the program to the status of the highest rated cable news broadcast in the nation for sixteen consecutive years. His website is followed by millions all over the world.

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