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1.0 out of 5 stars No Injustice that few will read this book, 8 May 2013
This review is from: Injustice: Life and Death in the Courtrooms of America (Hardcover)
It is unfortunate that this book was conceived as presented, as I doubt if many will give it long enough to learn the best it has to offer. But I suspect that the best it has to offer can be easier found elsewhere.
The book clunks from reasonably straight reporting to an over detailed story-telling that talks down to the reader and remembers too well the noble thoughts and actions of the author. Contrived or made up? Either way it takes away and slows unnecessarily the drip fed story, giving back only a constant whining atop a base of self-righteousness.
But of the story there is the biggest flaw and it is unforgivable. The main actor, the man on death row is so poorly drawn that he is presented as an unconvincing figure. Surely the author has an obligation to the man and to the reader to present him as a rounded character and a believable one? But no, what we are given is a man once fabulously rich, very generous and kind, an astute business man who accidentally and repeatedly goes around doing business with the vilest and shadiest of creatures. Creatures who end up treating him very badly for no other reason than because they are very bad people.
If it is ever instructive what people leave out, then here such selective reporting would make me reasonably doubt whether this book, written about that man, should ever have been written.
Down with the death penalty, anywhere!
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