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Colour of Murder, The: One Family's Horror Exposes a Nation's Anguish Paperback – 30 Jun 2006


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Louis van Schoor and his 23-year-old daughter Sabrina - both responsible for murder - are serving their sentences in the same Eastern Cape prison. He is South Africa's worst mass murderer; she hired a hit man to slit her mother's throat. Theirs is the story of a family corrupted by apartheid; of a society so perverted by racism and violence that it will struggle to overcome its terrible history.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible 19 Jun. 2015
By Andrew - Published on Amazon.com
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The author alludes to her work in the same breath as Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood". Sadly her work bears no resemblance other than a superficial similarity in that they both deal with violent crime. Her prose is self indulgent and unimaginative. Although her account, when she sticks to the facts, is chilling that is more the result of the shocking nature of the crime than her writing. The narrative is interspersed with idle speculation dressed up as insightful understanding but unfortunately it bears more resemblance to intellectual masturbation than genuine analysis. The author clearly has a specific agenda and the narrative lacks either the excitement of decent fiction or the neutral observer of non-fiction. All in all not worth your money. Rather read Truman Capote's work which is a far better sample of this genre.
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