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This review is from: My James: The Heartrending Story of James Bulger by His Father (Hardcover)
When i went to purchase this book, i questioned what sort of person was i to want to know the graphics and insight into such a horrific murder of a 2 year old child. Then I thought about his father and how much strength, despair and emotion he had experienced and lives with every day since and how he had found it in himself to write this book. This could not have been easy for him and in some ways by not buying it, it would have been like a personal snub, like i was saying i dont care and he deserved more than that. This man has gone to the bottom of his soul and the depths of his broken heart to write this and i can only respect him for that and for the inner strength it has taken.
There are parts of this book which you just dont feel you can read or want to as it is hard to believe two children could do this to an innocent 2 year old, and the graphic descriptions will make you feel sick to your stomach. Ralph Bulger has written this book with so much information that you even find yourself walking the route with James, you cannot help but see the little boys last minutes of life, and you can not turn away from the raw pain and desperation and despair of his father and mother.
Ralph Bulger has written this book with so much insight and emotion that you can not go on his journey with him and ignore or not feel his pain.
Although this book shocked me, made me cry and in some ways left me exhausted of emotion it gave me a better insight into the pain other people can experience and the strength it takes to carry on, but more importantly i feel i now know who little James Bulger really was and not just a name. Ralph Bulger has done his son proud and you can only applaud this man because no matter how bad things got, how much pain he suffered he has survived through his undying love for his son.
If you want to go on a rollercoaster of emotions then this book is a must, but be prepared, if you dont cry with him then you truly have not felt his pain.
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Initial post: 13 Mar 2013 19:31:23 GMT
i did this book for one reason only to bring my james to life in everbodys minds eye.
he was very much more than a grainy image on a cctv camera and i hope that all who read the book can see and feel him like i did.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2013 23:14:27 GMT
I read this book, and you brought little james to life for sure, a bundle if energy, with a cheeky smile i feel. The way he,went to bed of a night reminded me of my boy. I lived in Liverpool all my life, and had just moved away that year. We all prayed forthe family, and continue to pray for you at St Maries Church Seabank rd, Southport.We light a candle for James. The church is open every afternoon to just sit and reflect. You have done him proud Ralphx
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