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Evil in the Suburbs

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In August 2000 a gang of rapists lured 12 victims from train stations and via the internet in a series of planned attacks. One 16-year-old was staked to the ground by a dozen men and raped repeatedly. Another young teenager was assaulted by 14 men up to 25 times at three different locations. In 2002 the ringleader of the rapists was sentenced to 55 years for his part in th ...more
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Published July 1st 2010 by Random House Australia
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Francisco Seguin
Sep 01, 2011 Francisco Seguin rated it it was ok
A dark tale of Australia's justice system. Evil in the Suburbs is not an easy read, particularly because the events re-told are true, and as such has been written in as realist a prose as possible, creating at times a jumbled mess of events; times, places, and interactions that stifle the pace of the book. A strong book that comments on how the justice system fails the victims, this is by no means a new tale. Many books have told the same story for many years, most with the same conclusion; the ...more
Xanthi
Jan 22, 2016 Xanthi rated it it was ok
This wasn't a well written book. Yes, the crimes committed were horrendous and yes, the perpetrators were a pack of vile human beings before, during and after the crimes. But did the reader really need to read them being described as such, and so often? Some very sensationalist language was used, when none needed to be. Describing their actions, their behaviours, the attitudes and quoting them was all that was needed to show their natures. Constant name calling and the author expressing disgust ...more
Ruth
Jul 10, 2009 Ruth rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2010
This is a very disturbing book. A group of young Muslim boys, the oldest only 18 were eventually apprehended and jailed for a series of horrific gang rapes in Sydney in 2000. Most of them were juveniles and their values and attitudes toward their victims were shocking. The whole matter opened up great division in the Australian community around race and religion. The trials with all the consequent publicity occurred in the years just after 9/11. The writing can be quite clunky, but I found I cou ...more
Keziah
Jul 10, 2009 Keziah rated it really liked it
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This is a very disturbing book. A group of young Muslim boys, the oldest only 18 were eventually apprehended and jailed for a series of horrific gang rapes in Sydney in 2000. Most of them were juveniles and their values and attitudes toward their victims were shocking. The whole matter opened up great division in the Australian community around race and religion. The trials with all the consequent publicity occurred in the years just after 9/11. The writing can be quite clunky, but I found I cou ...more
D.B. Tait
Jul 09, 2010 D.B. Tait rated it really liked it
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This is a very disturbing book. A group of young Muslim boys, the oldest only 18 were eventually apprehended and jailed for a series of horrific gang rapes in Sydney in 2000. Most of them were juveniles and their values and attitudes toward their victims were shocking. The whole matter opened up great division in the Australian community around race and religion. The trials with all the consequent publicity occurred in the years just after 9/11. The writing can be quite clunky, but I found I cou ...more
Maria
Sep 19, 2011 Maria rated it liked it
Very easy read. Started to drag on a bit towards the end. Came across this book in the library and thought I'll give it a go because I remember the cases in the media. It was interesting reading. What those guys got up to was very disturbing.
Dale Garth
Dec 27, 2011 Dale Garth rated it really liked it
Found it hard to put this book down. I remember hearing about this story on the news when it first happened and when I saw the book I had to have a read. It's quite disturbing that people would behave like this, especially in Australia in the 21st century.
Imissmest
Jun 21, 2011 Imissmest rated it really liked it
Great book just very graphic
Franzi
Feb 25, 2012 Franzi added it
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Boahh wie krank können manche Menschen sein. Unfassbar :/
Lynette
Mar 27, 2012 Lynette marked it as to-read
Trying everywhere to obtain a second hand copy of this book - if anyone can help me out please get in contact. Thanks
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