- Tapa blanda: 264 páginas
- Editor: Faber & Faber; Edición: Main (3 de noviembre de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0571282709
- ISBN-13: 978-0571282708
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The Sleep of Reason: The James Bulger Case (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 3 nov 2011
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Friday, February 12 1993. Two outwardly unremarkable ten-year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, began their day playing truant and ended it running an errand for a local video shop. In between they abducted and killed the toddler James Bulger. The Sleep of Reason is the harrowing, sensitive, definitive account of this terrible crime and its consequences.
In a new Preface (which considers the re-arrest of Jon Venables in February 2010) David James Smith writes: 'It is as true now as it was then that the murder has never really been explained and the motive for the crime remains a mystery. This book, the result of considerable research and a painstaking, sometimes distressing assembly of the facts, was my attempt to offer some insight and understanding.'
'Surprisingly evocative, even moving... immensely valuable.' Times
'Dramatic and disturbing.' Anita Brookner, Observer
'Compelling and compassionate.' Times Educational Supplement
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David James Smith was born in south London and wrote for Esquire before joining the Sunday Times Magazine, for whom he travelled around the world writing cover stories, investigative articles, reportage and profiles, winning several awards for his feature writing. An article for the Magazine led to his second book, All About Jill: The Life and Death of Jill Dando (2002). The acclaimed Supper with the Crippens followed in 2005, then came One Morning in Sarajevo - 28 June 1914 (2008), a reconstruction of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Young Mandela, his influential biography of the early life of Nelson Mandela was published in 2010. More recently, David has served as a Commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission investigating miscarriages of justice.
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The book was originally published in 1994, only a year after the murder. This edition is an updated one, from 2011. It includes a final chapter about developments in the case from 1994 to 2011. The author has also decided to share his clearly-labelled speculations about unresolved aspects of the case, including motive, in the new edition. It is, I think, a wise addition. There's also an active table of contents, always helpful, but no index or footnotes.
The book could have been improved by photos and (especially) maps. Everyone (I think) knows what the boys looked like, and a map isn't strictly necessary for following along with the narrative, but it does help. I kept going to Google as I read. In looking online at pictures of the murder site, I was shocked by how open and visible it was - not at all closed in and hidden as I'd imagined. Pictures like that would have helped in visualizing the scene, I think.
In the end, four stars. Well-written, packed with facts, but needed an index and at least a few pictures of the crime scene.