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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.

 

Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Currently reading

Hitch-22: A Memoir
Christopher Hitchens
Progress: 90/1054 minutes
Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
Craig Johnson
Progress: 105/184 pages

Fascinating. I loved every minute.

The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson - Jeffrey Toobin

Keeping this short and sweet. Not here to debate the ins and outs of this infamous case, but only writing to tell of my experience with reading/listening to this excellent book. The Run of His Life: The People vs. OJ Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin is both entertaining and infuriating as all hell. This all went down when I was in junior high, and I remember them playing the verdict over the intercom.

 

There was so much that I didn't know about the case. Toobin pulls no punches when it comes to pointing out how arrogant and naive the prosecutors were (and how the defense team capitalized over their mistakes). While Toobin doesn't hide his real feelings about the case, I really enjoyed the personal touch.

 

The audiobook is great, too. Stephen Bel Davies does a fine job. I loved listening to him, and I hope to hear more from him. I'll have to seek out more books read by him.

 

Since this book was written a while ago, it doesn't have the latest updates (I don't know if they've updated it with any re-releases, but it wasn't so on the audiobook). Still, the book does a great job of pulling you back into that crazy and unbelievable time. Even if you think you know everything, you'll find out about stuff you never even had a clue about.

 

Very, very entertaining and well written/reported.

 

5 stars