New York Times on ColumbineApril 7, 2009 at 11:02 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: columbine, Janet Maslin, New York Times
A reporter who does some reporting. That’s my impression of the praiseworthy New York Times piece today by Janet Maslin on the Columbine books (mine included). And the first review I have read where someone really tries to examine whether what is purported to be new is truly new.
Maslin also alludes to some of the items I have uncovered, and mentions a letter, reprinted in my book, that I wrote to the parents of killer Dylan Klebold:
“Your stories have yet to be fully told, and I view your help as an issue of historical significance,” it said. “In 10 years, there have been no major, mainstream books on Columbine. This will be the first, and it may be the only one.”
My book, by the way, reprints a number of such letters, both to the parents of the Columbine killers and to government agencies in an attempt to unlock documents.
But the real scope of Maslin’s piece is who is attempting to “own” the Columbine tragedy. Interesting stuff.