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People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman Hardcover – 24 Feb 2011

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  • Hardcover: 403 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; 1st edition (24 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224079174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224079174
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3.5 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"

People Who Eat Darkness is an extraordinary, compulsive and brilliant book. The account of the crime, the investigation and the trial - particularly in its knowledge and understanding of the Japan in which

this tragedy took place - is both insightful and gripping; the attempt to understand Obara is fascinating but never ghoulish; and finally, and most of all, the compassion for Lucie Blackman and her family is

very, very moving.

" (David Peace)

"This is In Cold Blood for our times - in calm, mesmeric, unshrinking prose, Richard Lloyd Parry investigates an unbearable, pitiless crime with an eye to the bigger story it tells us about the age we are living through - an age haunted by its own inner darkness; by a dread of the monsters that move undetected amongst us. The masterful rendering of a decade of painstaking research, the pages turn themselves, and on each page the reader learns an urgent truth they may wish they had remained blind to. A masterpiece of writing this surely is, but it is more than that - it is a committed, compassionate, courageous act of journalism that changes the way we think. Everyone who has ever loved someone and held that life dear should read this stunning book, and shiver." (Chris Cleave)

"'An extraordinary book, passionately and meticulously told, and memorable too for its intelligent refusal to judge, and its genuine compassion for every single character. But Lloyd Parry's real genius is to take you straight to the grim black heart of the crime at the centre of this unbearable family tragedy. I read it with my breath held and found I couldn't relax, think or get on with my life until I'd finished it.'" (Julie Myerson)

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An incisive and compelling account of the case of Lucie Blackman

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