Columbine, by Dave Cullen

Cover of Columbine book

Columbine, by Dave Cullen, is probably the best piece I’ve read about the Columbine shooting. The book is great for three reasons.

  1. It has the perspective that comes with being published more than 10 years after the event.
  2. Cullen makes the point that Columbine should be seen as a failed bombing, and not a shooting.
  3. He also discusses the psycopathy of Eric Harris to a satisfying degree, and illustrates the differences between he and Dylan based on their writings.

It’s not an easy read at parts, particularly if you (like me) don’t think about Columbine all that often. It’s a tough reminder.

This was the first full book I read through on my Kindle. Yeah, I know, I’m way behind the times. I love the super simple version of the device. I’ve been reading more since I picked it up.

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