Columbine You want me to read about the Columbine massacre? When I have two daughters in high school? Dipping into this book was not something I… Columbine You want me to read about the Columbine massacre? When I have two daughters in high school? Dipping into this book was not something I… 2009-04-06 Nonfiction True Crime Twelve
Book Review

Columbine (2009)

Columbine by Dave Cullen
Columbine by Dave Cullen
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Apr 06, 2009; Writer: Dave Cullen; Genres: Nonfiction, True Crime; Publisher: Twelve

You want me to read about the Columbine massacre? When I have two daughters in high school? Dipping into this book was not something I looked forward to, and yet, from the very first page, I could not put Columbine, Dave Cullen's searing narrative, down. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, it seems, were not the lone black-clad goth gunmen portrayed by the media, but bright kids who 
had plenty of friends. In riveting psychological portraits, Klebold emerges as a depressed — possibly suicidal — boy, easily controlled by the calculating Harris, the one who planned the day. How the killings unfolded, and why, reads like the grisliest of fiction. Would that it were not true. A

Originally posted Apr 08, 2009 Published in issue #1043 Apr 17, 2009 Order article reprints
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