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The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Investigative journalism at it's best!

    Jimenez is bold and detailed in this gripping account of the Shephard case. As a graduate of the U. of Wyo only a year before this crime occurred, I always felt personally invested. The "facts," as they initially given, never added up. Jimenez dared to dive deeply into this case and expose the craftfully hidden truth. Thank you, Stephen Jimenez, for telling the truth.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2014

    I appreciate this book

    I lived in the area when this horrible crime occurred, and saw the media hype travesty pushed by the gay rights activists and the liberal media. This book is a refreshing study (written by a gay man) over years following the tragedy, to dig deeper into the people, places, motives and actualities of the Matthew Shepard case. I truly appreciated his willingness to pursue people, build relationships, find truth and take the time to write this book setting many things straight. I hope that many who were propagandized and influenced by the media's lies will read this book and see "the rest of the story."

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Book jumps all over the place and puts out things that really ar

    Book jumps all over the place and puts out things that really aren't new, but wants the reader to think so. Not well written and bored me early on. Finished it, but was not capturing my interest. Didn't like it but had nothing to do with the topic. I think this author's facts are not documented well and not backed up but seemed to be chasing random characters. Wonder if they are really affiliated with Matthew. Anyone can say anything after years and author seems to disregard everything that was done in the past by reports and law enforcement, like what he says is the "Gospel" on Matthew's murder. I agree mainstream media went on a blitz and the story was misreported by many.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2015

    I did not finish this book. I got about halfway through and real

    I did not finish this book. I got about halfway through and realized I was not really interested in the outcome of the story.
    Matthew Shepard was murdered and those responsible for his death are behind bars. The motive of the perpetrators is not really that interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2015

    This Book Could Have Been Better I have only visited Laramie a f

    This Book Could Have Been Better
    I have only visited Laramie a few times.  I never thought it fair to paint the entire place as a bunch of gay hating rednecks.  Mr. Jimenez started the book with an interesting premise and interviewed many interesting characters.  I can't remember Russell's last name, but it was interesting how he delved into this character's life and how even prison officials feel he doesn't belong there.  He spends way too much time, though, on methamphetamine users, "methheads", who are basically boring people.  I left the book with a dislike for the Shepherd family, basically feeling bad for the lesser known younger brother.  I would be willing to give the author a second try, though.

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