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The Sleep of Reason

The Sleep of Reason

Last 3 in stock
ISBN
9780571340569
Published
02/11/2017
9780571340569
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
336

About the Book

Friday, 12th February, 1993. Two outwardly unremarkable ten-year-old boys began the day by playing truant and ended it running an errand for the local video shop. In between they abducted and killed a two-year-old boy, James Bulger. In search of an explanation, award-winning journalist David James Smith looks behind the misinformation, misunderstanding and sensational reporting to an exact account of the events of that day. A sensitive and definitive account, The Sleep of Reason achieves a unique understanding of the James Bulger case, and comes as close as may ever be possible to explaining how two ten-year-olds could kill.
Friday, 12th February, 1993. Two outwardly unremarkable ten-year-old boys began the day by playing truant and ended it running an errand for the local video shop. In between they abducted and killed a two-year-old boy, James Bulger. In search of an explanation, award-winning journalist David James Smith looks behind the misinformation, misunderstanding and sensational reporting to an exact account of the events of that day. A sensitive and definitive account, The Sleep of Reason achieves a unique understanding of the James Bulger case, and comes as close as may ever be possible to explaining how two ten-year-olds could kill.
“A journey into the heart of narrative darkness . . . a thorough investigation and collation of the facts.”
- Guardian
“Dramatic and disturbing . . . his evidence, used judiciously and presented without comment but with an undertone of urgency, is a damning indictment.”
- Anita Brookner, Observer

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