I found the in depth look at the "Trial of the Century" to be very intersting. Also learning more about Fuhrman and how it affected his life was great as well. Highly recommended. Also, if you happen to believe that the defendant was guilty (as many of us did), there is also further evidence that this was the case. Good book. Good content.
The additional details on the evidence & subsequent trial.
interested in history, science, and pulp fiction
In all of the recent movies and media about the Simpson murders, I felt that I was missing a certain nuts and bolts account of the crime scene. Fuhrman's book contains the best "just the facts" description I have found. (That is providing that he has any credibility to you, of course; he is obviously a divisive figure.) I do not like the guy's opinions on social issues, so I advanced through all that. You won't find raving racism in this book - you would have to check out Jeffrey Toobin and others to see the real shocking stuff that Fuhrman has said on the record. In this book, Fuhrman presents himself much like his TV persona, which is folksy, witty, and listenable. He does have an impressive persecution complex, and he is willfully tone-deaf about the experiences of other people. But he's articulate and detail-oriented. The chapters on the crime scene and his personal experiences with media were quite illuminating. The narration was very low-budget, in my estimation, but you will know from the sample whether you can get through it or not. I'd recommend this book for the forensic perspective on the Simpson murders that is hard to find elsewhere.
Kind of a bittersweet message to the book. The sad fact is this, Mark Fuhrman, whether he is a racist or whether he was just used as a scapegoat ,unwittingly provided O.J. Simpson with a get out of jail free card . O.J. Simpson was free , and Mark Fuhrman became the villain. And maybe the guy is a bad person , or maybe he's not. (that is what I believe by the way), but unfortunately a murderer went free, and two innocent victims will never get the justice they deserve. The only reason there has not been a break in the Simpson/Goldman case, is that they had the murderer the first time, and the farce of a trial guaranteed there would never be justice.
I came to this book with certain serious reservations about the character of Mark Fuhrman, though I never believed for a moment that he planted that bloody glove. Listening to his highly intelligent recounting of the story of his role in the investigation and trial, I began to have respect for him and a real sense of injustice--for the families of OJ's victims and for Fuhrman himself. He did his job and was patently not guilty of the perjury charge for which he was convicted. And that's not merely "on a technicality." He clears up a lot of misconceptions and is very convincing.
Fuhrman can be arrogant, and I don't always like him, but he's a formidable person who does not deserve the infamy he has had to endure.
I recommend this book and the volume Outrage, by Vincent Bugliosi, and well as Jeffrey Toobins's fine book. The three of them in tandem give a very compelling overview of The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Loved the story, beginning to end. Mark defended himself and gave his reasoning for what happened. I was glad to hear his side. GOD Bless Mark and his family !!! I pray he is pardoned. Todd Schulz, Virginia Beach, VA
This case should never have boiled down to race. Johnny Cockran is to blame for a killer walking free. Mark Fuhrman is just ignorant for being a cop and letting himself be taped saying the hate filled things he was saying...real or not. Thank God OJ ended up behind bars anyway...all because of his greed.
A lot of skips and pauses in the recording. The author felt like and arrogant, narcissist that threw in some good facts to back up his claims. I believe his story and he was wrongly vilified, but I would hate to have a conversation with this guy to hear about how wonderful he thinks he is.
Good book....good read...in my opinion i still believe Furman "helped" destroy the outcome (but def was not completly at fault) with his pleading the 5th....NO MATTER WHAT...if you get asked did you plant any evidence you say HELL NO! you are on the witness stand (again) this is your opportunity to NOT put doubt in the jurors...and he failed...and blamed every one else but himself in the book....i agree though...O.J. Simpson IS a murderer...who got away
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This book explains this very publicized trial from the inside. It is very interesting and I learned a lot.