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Review: Columbine by Dave Cullen and Hush Little Baby by Jim Carrier

Thought I’d add a brief review of two book i read earlier this year.

columbine1. Columbine – By Dave Cullen

I read the paperback version, at it’s seriously thick! But the thicker the better I’ve always said. Ordinarily, that doesn’t always work though if the book isn’t written well, or week in context. This book however, I wish it never ended. A brilliant investigative piece, written in such a smooth way that it was difficult not to just continue reading and forget everything else going on in the real world.

If you’re not aware of the terrible columbine school shooting tragedy, this piece is an excellent book to get the facts from as the author is/was a journalist and involved in the story as it had unfolded. He delved into the lives of the poor victims, the two perpetrators, and their families. While the book is descriptive in the day of the shooting, it’s done so tastefully, although a tad slow in an area or two. It’s almost as if you’re there in the chaotic hallways of the school that day. Which as a reader, I find is the work of a good writer, I want to be there and forget that I’m sitting at home on the couch or chair. A definite recommend if you want good thorough research from all aspects, and not some hack piece.

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To purchase this book in various forms please visit this link

2. Hush Little Baby – By Jim Carrier

Hush Little BabyI admit that although it sounds awful, I enjoy these types of cases, given my area of study, it’s no real surprise though. This particular story recounts the death of a young woman whose unborn child was removed from her uterus via a crude c-section. It’s a terrible situation, and I teared up throughout. The author does a good job providing enough detail of both the offender and victim’s backgrounds, giving readers insight into where both came from to get where they ended up, and I thought remained neutral, not taking the side of one more than the other. Overall, I found it to be a good read.

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To purchase a copy of this book (only available via paperback) visit this link

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