Columbine: A True Crime Story
|Rating||:||4.41 (912 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||334 Pages|
A classic in the tradition of In Cold Blood and The Executioner's Song, it comprehensively explores fundamental American themes of violence, racism, parenting, and policing. The result of 15 years of research and exclusive information, this is the first book of investigative journalism to tell the complete story of Littleton, Colorado's 1999 mass shooting, its far-reaching consequences, and common characteristics among public shooters across the country. This updated and revised edition concludes with new material about public shootings since Columbine and how communities can stop such horrific events from happening in the future.
"Ok but glossed over the bullying" according to Gypsy_Witch. The true story of Columbine fascinates me, especially Eric Harris. This is such a sad day in history.Having said that I enjoyed this book but didn't care about all the writing of other school shooters nor did I care for the fact that Eric and Dylan WERE bullied and that was glossed over. It seems everyone from the school to the police, news, and all other mainstream media want to ignore this fact. I personally hold the school at fault for what happened, when is it ever ok to allow one student to harass and bully another simply for being different. These boys built up such rage for the. "Lacks Compassion and Depth" according to Rebecca. This was an interesting book, but Jeff Kass comes across mean spirited and spiteful in his assessment of the parent's reactions. He seems almost petulant and vengeful when people who are obviously shattered refuse him information or interviews, often making the situation about him. He seems clueless as to why people are defensive or upset at his intrusiveness. His lack of compassion affects his story telling and made me feel like a voyeur instead of drawing me in. Sue Klebold's book is far better.. "Three Stars" according to Michael P. Graham. book ok