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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
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Talking God
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Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Friday, April 02, 2010

Columbine

Columbine Columbine by Dave Cullen


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was excellent! So many times I pick up a book about some unimaginable event trying to find out what made a person act in such an unbelievable way. Usually I am disappointed because it is so hard for anyone to get in the head of another person whose mindset is so foreign. Fortunately Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold left journals and videos that opened up their minds.

That isn't the only thing that makes this book so good. Dave Cullen does an excellent job of pulling everything together so that the reader gets a picture of the events as they happened and the years afterward. He laid everything out in a way that made sense of something that goes so far outside anything most of us know. I just wish he was able to tackle Hitler, or Ted Bundy or any of the other events that boggle our minds.

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2 comments:

starviego said...

starvosanThe big secret about Columbine is that there were more involved than just Harris and Klebold. Don’t believe me? Just ask the eyewitnesses:

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/columbineeight.php

Dave Cullen said...

Thanks for the really nice review of my book.

There's a lot more info about COLUMBINE at the link, including reviews, instructor guides and a 3-minute video book trailer.

Thanks.