The Boy in the River: A shocking true story of ritual murder and sacrifice in the heart of London

by Richard Hoskins | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1447207904 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglytteltonwitchwing of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 11/29/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, November 29, 2013
I picked this book up at a charity shop in Lyndhurst and I can't say that I enjoyed the book but I did find it interesting. I vaguely recall the media attention when the boy's torso was found in the Thames but as I was back home in NZ I didn't take a huge amount of notice. I liked the way the author talked about his own experiences of living in Africa as it gave background to the whole sorry story. I struggle to believe that fellow human beings are so capable of such horrific crimes against children. The torture and death of these children because of the beliefs by these so-called Christians whose attitudes belong to medieval times need to be stopped. No wonder I have no respect for many religious people when you see the harm being done every day in the name of religion.

Journal Entry 2 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thanks for a wonderful parcel, LW! It arrived a couple of days ago, but I didn't open it until this morning so I could have something that was a surprise to open :-)

Book looks interesting, too.

Hope you have a great Christmas!

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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, January 19, 2014
Yes, definitely not a book to enjoy, but it was really interesting. Horrible to think these sorts of things are going on in this century.

It was interesting too to see how the author's own religious beliefs changed over the years, though he kind of glosses over what his current beliefs are - I would have liked to know what he believes now, after all he's seen of the damage religion can do.

Journal Entry 4 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Journal Entry 5 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, November 27, 2014
This book is acaptivating read but defintiely not a feel good book. I think it is important to understand that these things go on in the world; sometimes closer to us than we might imagine.

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