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Lethal Passage by Erik Larson
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Aug 03, 2011

it was ok

In the interest of full disclosure, I didn't make it all the way through this book. I really like the author's other books but this one was not what I expected. I was more interested in hearing the story of this kid and the school shooting but that turned out to just be mentioned for maybe one graf per chapter if that. The rest is just facts and dates about gun production and gun laws. It might have been interesting still, but it was just so incredibly biased and one-sided. I felt insulted as a reader - like Larson just used this one shooting as an excuse to cram his agenda on gun control down my throat and didn't expect me to notice. I don't really have a firm stance on gun control issues but I definitely think that the arguments used in this book are unfair and seem more like scare tactics than reason-based logic. One of my major gripes with Larson in this book is that for all of his amazing research skills as an author, he seems to completely misrepresent the issue at hand. If I were going to write a book about gun control in America, I would have at least sought to acquire a basic understanding of what the 2nd amendment is about. Because even I know it's not about hunting as the book suggests.
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