Customer Review

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Could Do Better, 25 Jan 2012
This review is from: The Boy in the Attic: The Chilling, Real-Life Story of a Satanic Murder and the Truth that Haunts (Paperback)
This story about a disturbing and chilling murder of a 7 year old boy by a 16 year old certainly makes the reader question the whys of why this story was kept so quiet. The author suggests that it could have been the time in which it was set and that child murders were very rare. This could well be true - afterall look at how the disappearance and murder of Bernadette Connolly in 1970 was handles or mishandled ! The wall of silence.

However this book is, in my opinion, badly written. It constantly looses momentum by repeating information ad nauseum and also the fluffing out of the book with long explanations about such things as the origin of the ouja board. It seems to me that the book is written in a typical tabloid journal style that requires repetitive information because of the assumption that the reader is incapable of concentrating.

The positive side of the story is that there is a book published about the victim John Horgan. That, at least, tears down the vicious wall of silence.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Ireland

Top Reviewer Ranking: 787,524