Thursday, March 7, 2013

Book Review: Honor Bound

Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox
Did you follow the Amanda Knox trial in Italy?

If so, Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox written by Raffaele Sollecito and Andrew Gumbel should be the next book you read.  It's a gripping memoir that chronicles Raffaele's experiences with Amanda, the media, the Italian police, and the Italian judicial system during the four year period over which the trial took place.

While I didn't follow this story the entire four years it played out, I began keeping track of it for the last year of the trial.  I read the articles, watched the news, and was relieved when Amanda Knox was released and welcomed back to the United States.  After reading media stories from the initial incident four years ago and then more closely at the end of the trial, it is amazing to read Raffaele's side while seeing how clearly the media was able to twist facts.

The Daily Beast's review featured on Barnes and Noble's website says it quite well: "Not only does Sollecito give a great insider’s look at the trial from his unique vantage point, he also clears up a number of mistruths that Knox’s ardent supporters pushed throughout the four-year affair.[...] Sollecito's book is sure to satisfy."

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