Raves for New Book on Columbine
The definitive account, however, will likely be Dave Cullen's "Columbine," a nonfiction book that has the pacing of an action movie and the complexity of a Shakespearean drama. "Columbine" opens four days before the shooting, at a school assembly where the principal, Frank DeAngelis, admonishes his students—ominously, it turns out—to be safe during prom weekend. Cullen has a gift, if that's the right word, for excruciating detail. At times the language is so vivid you can almost smell the gunpowder and the fear.
The Chicago Tribune also has a thumbs-up review.
Dave will be at The Tattered Cover in Lodo on April 7, 2009. If you'll be in Denver that day, I encourage you to go. He's a good friend of mine and TalkLeft's and he poured his heart and soul into this book for years, putting the rest of his life on hold. I'm so glad the book is getting the attention it deserves.
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