Meghan's Reviews > A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald

A Wilderness of Error by Errol Morris
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Sep 08, 12

Read from September 04 to 07, 2012

Errol Morris rules. The end.

I didn't reach exactly the same conclusion about this clusterfuck of a case as he did, but his approach to perception/conviction/truth was exactly what the story needed.

Now completely hooked, I will have to follow MacDonald's never-ending appeals, including his Sept. 17 hearing at the Fourth Circuit.

This review nails it: "Like criminal investigation more generally, the book serves as a high-stakes testing ground for the ability to keep absorbing facts and holding off the onrush of opinion, the ability to fend off the psychological weaknesses and creeping biases that beset us all."
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