Überblick:Pressestimmen 'In this remarkable account of the April 20 1999 Columbine High School shooting journalist Cullen not only dispels several of the prevailing myths about the event but tackles the hardest question of all: why did it happen? Drawing on extensive interviews police reports and his own reporting Cullen meticulously pieces together what happened when 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold killed 13 people before turning their guns on themselves.... Cullen expertly balances the psychological analysis-enhanced by several of the nation's leading experts on psychopathology-with an examination of the shooting's effects on survivors victims' families and the Columbine community. Readers will come away from Cullen's unflinching account with a deeper understanding of what drove these boys to kill even if the answers aren't easy to stomach.'―Publishers Weekly Starred Reivew'Comprehensive...It's a book that hits you like a crime scene photo a reminder of what journalism at its best is all about. Cullen knows his material from the inside; he covered Columbine for Salon and Slate primarily 'beginning around noon on the day of the attack.' But if this gives him a certain purchase on the story his perspective is what resonates.'―LA Times'Cullen's book is a nerve-wracking methodical and panoramic account...COLUMBINE has its terrifying sections particularly during Cullen's minute-by-minute rendering of the chaotic 49-minute assault. He puts us inside and outside the building and he captures the disbelief viewers experienced in 'almost witnessing mass murder' live on television.'―Cleveland Plain Dealer'A chilling page-turner a striking accomplishment given that Cullen's likely readers almost certainly know how the tragic story ends...I knew Cullen was a dogged reporter and a terrific writer but even I was blown away by the pacing and story-telling he mastered in Columbine a disturbing inspiring work of art.'―Salon'Comprehensively nightmarish . . . Cullen's task is difficult not only because the events in question are almost literally unspeakable but also because even as he tells the story of a massacre that took the lives of 15 people including the killers he has to untell the stories that have already been told . . . Should this story be told at all? There's an element of sick voyeuristic fascination to it--we don't need an exercise in disaster porn. But Columbine is a necessary book. . . . The actual events of April 20 1999 are exactly as appalling as you'd expect and Cullen doesn't spare us a second of them.'―Time'The definitive account [of the tragedy] will likely be Dave Cullen's COLUMBINE a nonfiction book that has the pacing of an action movie and the complexity of a Shakespearean drama . . . Cullen has a gift if that's the right word for excruciating detail. At times the language is so vivid you can almost smell the gunpowder and the fear.'―Newsweek'COLUMBINE is an excellent work of media criticism showing how legends become truths through continual citation; a sensitive guide to the patterns of public grief ... a fine example of old fashioned journalism . . . moving things along with agility and grace.'―Jennifer Senior The New York Times Book ReviewWhile the details of the day are indeed gruesome Cullen neither embellishes nor sensationalizes. His unadorned prose and staccato sections offer welcome relief from the grisly minutiae... Cullen's honor and reporting skills propel this book beyond tabloid and into true literature.'―Newsday'A gripping study . . . To his credit Mr. Cullen does not simply tear down Columbine's legends. He also convincingly explains what really sparked the murderous rage . . . disquieting . . . beautifully written.'―The New York ObserverFrom the very first page I could not put COLUMBINE Dave Cullen's searing narrative down. Dylan ... How the killings unfolded and why reads like the grisliest of fiction. Would that it were not true. Grade: A'―Entertainment Weekly Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Dave Cullen is a journalist and author who has contributed to Slate Salon and the New York Times. He is considered the nation's foremost authority on the Columbine killers and has also written extensively on Evangelical Christians gays in the military politics and pop culture. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Boulder Cullen has won several writing awards including a GLAAD Media Award Society of Professional Journalism awards and several Best of Salon citations.