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Bill O’Reilly plans on ‘Killing Jesus’

Bill O’Reilly
Fox News’ host and bestselling author Bill O’Reilly
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly plans on “Killing Jesus.”

That will be his next book. O’Reilly has topped bestseller lists with two prior histories, “Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot,” and “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever.” Because his television talk show keeps him busy, O’Reilly has a coauthor, Martin Dugard, who will continue to work with him on “Killing Jesus.”

Although the books are incredibly popular, there is something disturbing about a series of histories based around the violent death of major figures. Maybe it’s the form of speech -- the “killing” in the titles is a present participle, carrying with it a sense of being in the moment.

After “Killing Kennedy,” “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Jesus,” what can we expect from O’Reilly? At some point, he may run out of political and historical figures -- when that happens, he’s welcome to choose from this possible list of killer book titles.

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Killing Me Softly 

Killing in the Name

Killing Joke

Killing Is My Business ... and Business Is Good!

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Killing An Arab

Killing Bill Vol. 1 and Killing Bill Vol. 2
Faster, Pussycat, Killing, Killing

A View to a Killing

The Killing Fields

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The Killing Moon

The Killing Floor

The Killing Jar

With nods to Roberta Flack, Megadeth, Quentin Tarantino, Echo and the Bunnymen, Rage Against the Machine, The Cure and the other musicians and filmmakers who inspired these titles (as well as Mark Athitakis and HuffPostBooks, for riffing about them on Twitter).

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