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A Child Called It
A Child Called It
by Dave Pelzer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very sad, 23 Dec 2007
This review is from: A Child Called It (Paperback)
Although the contents of the book were extremely disturbing and makes one wonder how the boy managed to keep it together in the midst of the madness, I found the book dissaponting, there were too many gaps, unanswered questions,no attention to detail. People were mentioned briefly and then dissapeared, why did his mother single him out, why didn't his father intervene?? Maybe there are answers in the other books.
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Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey
Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey
by Fergal Keane
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars read this, 28 Nov 2007
Seaon of blood is an essential read for anyone interested in the madness that engulfed Rwanda in 1994. I have read many books on the subject but would recommend this one above all of the others apart from Shake Hands with the Devil.The depair that the author and his colleagues felt as they travelled oozes out from every page, I had to stop reading after every chapter and just simply pause to gather my thoughts. The part in which he describes meeting a woman, a baby a small child and three men moved me to tears as it was described how they had helped each other to survive particulary when I learnt that the small child clinging to the womans legs was not her child but one that she had protected along with her own baby.The inaction of the West and the actions of the Fench are beyond description. Just pray to whoever you pray to that it never happens again.

Shooting Dogs [DVD] [2006]
Shooting Dogs [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ John Hurt
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £4.40

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly chilling, 17 Nov 2007
This review is from: Shooting Dogs [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
I watched Hotel Rwanda last year and rated it as one of the most frightening films I have ever seen. Since then, i have read several books on the Rwandan genocide of 1994 including the EXCELLENT Shake Hands with the Devil which I am convincing all of my friends to read. Shooting Dogs pulled no punches, the scenes of the hutus dancing and singing whilst waving their weapons at the road blocks and around the school are truly chilling.

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