by Dave Cullen
Published in April 2009
Thibault’s Score: 2/5
This book could have been fascinating, but instead it was an incredible snoozefest. I didn’t finish the book, it was too slow paced and boring.
The author spends far too much time writing about the lives of random American townspeople. I couldn’t care less if the coach at the school was going through a divorce at the time of the shooting. 80% of the book covers the lives of random victims, witnesses, and first responders. 20% of the book covers the shooters and the shooting itself.
This book got all sorts of awards and praise, but I don’t understand why. The journalistic value is mediocre, and so is the writing style.
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