The Fatal Gift of Beauty

The Fatal Gift of Beauty

The Trials of Amanda Knox

Book - 2011
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Presents an account of the highly publicized 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher that examines the controversial prosecution, conviction, and sentencing of her American roommate while critiquing vulnerabilities in the Italian legal system.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307588586
Branch Call Number: History 364.152 Bur


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May 02, 2016

Only suggest reading if you have at least some knowledge of the case. Timeline is all over the place and the author spends most of the time elaborating on settings and Italy's history more than the actual case.

If you know nothing, this is not the book for you.

Apr 14, 2013

Interesting topic, but I thought this was a biased and one dimensional account of this case. Focused on perceived inadequacies within the Italian justice system, anti-Americanism and related information as it is conveyed by the Knox PR machine and defense lawyers. Not enough emphasis on presenting evidence in an unbiased, objective manner.

Jun 27, 2012

I liked this book. Interesting to read. A smooth read. Invites you to take a long hard look and decide for yourself what the outcome really is.

debwalker Nov 15, 2011

Bizarre and fascinating case.

sjmitra Aug 08, 2011

The Amanda Knox case is well-researched and analyzed without prejudice or bias. The segments that discuss the history of Perugia and Italian-American relations are interesting and do have some bearing on the case. The book convinced this reader that two young people were given harsh sentences based on little to no evidence.


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