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Birmingham Horrors - William Stanley Hoole Horror Book Review

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Birmingham Horrors

This is a very interesting little book.  It relates the story of a nightmare of domestic murder that took place in Birmingham, Alabama in 1888.  Without editorializing, it presents the environment, and the characters in a way that puts the reader right into the picture. 

The author of this book gives names, places, landmarks, etc. in a clinical way.  He quotes the newspaper articles, magazine articles, and court testamony in a seemingly accurate manner.  If there is any criticism at all, it could be in the way in which he sometimes quotes the black dialect, and sometimes does not.  Since he is inconsistent in this, it would have been better if he had left out dialectic quotes all together.  However, this is such a small (equivocal) error, compared to his overall accomplishment, perhaps it should not even be mentioned. 

I am particularly interested in his method of factual documented presentation because I live in Birmingham and identify with much of the data he presents.  If one likes true crime, presented comprehensively, objectively, with reserved sentiment, he will like this book.

About Birmingham Horrors

Title: Birmingham Horrors
Author: William Stanley Hoole
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 4 users. Reviews: 4.

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