LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Lewisboro resident and novelist Garth Hallberg has written a new novel "Boon Juster or The Reason for Everything," which questions the validity of the man walking on the moon.
"The Apollo 11 moon landing, on July 20, 1969, was the high point of America’s belief in its greatness and superiority," said Hallberg. "But it also may have marked the first step down the path to disillusionment and distrust of government and a bitterly divided country, economically and politically."
The plot focuses on whether or not a photograph of Neil Armstrong hitting a baseball on the moon was staged.
“You can ask the same question about many of the photographs and videos posted on NASA’s website,” Hallberg said, citing shadows pointing in the wrong direction or missing entirely, the USA decal being clearly visible even in deep shadow, or the halting, almost drugged speech of the Apollo 11 astronauts at their first press conference after returning to Earth.
"Boon Juster or The Reason for Everything" is available on Amazon.