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Totally amazing read, really makes you think how we teach our young, and we still to this day have walls that divide us. I must read, such a great point of view, can not wait for the 2nd book. It really made me think about the fact we may all have a reason to kill, thought thankfully most of us will never have to do this.... or will we.
The author has researched extensively examples of homicides that are justified by the perpetrators but almost no-one else. The rationale behind these unspeakable crimes are incomprehensible to ordinary people but the author has managed to delve into the psyche of the perpetrators and allow an ordinary person to view if not comprehend.
The book is very well researched and written and very confronting. It covers many cultures and time periods and unfortunately remains highly relevant
A detailed foray into the world of personally justifiable homicides, it puts the reader in the shoes of those whom, through their cultural or belief systems, have killed another.
The material is confronting, and challenges the reader to question their own morality on the subject of murder when removed from their own indoctrination. Well written and presented, Edwards has neatly divided the book into chapters covering some of the various justifications that, according to common westernised thinking, are disorderly and messy.
Chris Edwards has written one of the most thought provoking books I have read in a very long time. In his book, Good Reasons to Kill, Edwards takes you inside the lives and minds of his subjects and makes you question your own beliefs and morals. The author asks you to put yourself in the place of the subject and ask yourself what you would do in that situation. This well researched and very well written book shows many different perspectives on why people kill, a subject that I hadn't previously explored. This is a book that I will go back to many times and will be recommending as a must read.
Good Reasons to Kill is a confronting, enthralling, short, twisted yet accessible must-read on life, death and everything in between. When do we ever really allow ourselves to ask 'what would I kill for?'. Comprised of a collection of short real life stories of people who have killed and their justifications for doing so, whether you read it in one sitting or snackable bite- size chapters, Edwards' voice lingers in the back of the brain for days. A gripping anthology about death that strangely leaves the reader questioning one's life.