Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius

Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius

by John Carlin

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ISBN-13: 9780062297082
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/09/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 303,035
File size: 769 KB

About the Author

John Carlin is an acclaimed journalist and author who was the Independent's South Africa correspondent from 1989 to 1995. He has also written for the Times, the Observer, the Sunday Times, and the New York Times, among other publications. His previous books include Knowing Mandela and Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation, which is the basis for the film Invictus.

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Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BillMichalek More than 1 year ago
If you want to hear a thinly veiled, heavily card-stacked telling of Oscar Pistorious’ version of events surrounding the death of Reeva Steenkamp, feel free to fritter your dollars on this heavily biased tome. It is clear to me that the otherwise reputable and eloquent John Carlin – well known for his writings on all things South African - essentially sold out in exchange for the highly coveted access to the klannish Pistorious family which most other authors on this subject were denied. If you want to hear what actually happened, featuring pro’s and con’s from both sides of the lectern, I would recommend the much more balanced, though at times stiflingly detailed, One Tragic Night by Mandy Wiener and Barry Batemen. Not surprisingly, they indicate in their narrative that they requested and were denied access to the Pistorious klan that Carlin was granted. Either out of family piety, financial concerns or some other reason I cannot guess at, it is obvious the Pistorious klan has circled the wagon and, by limiting access and deploying their financial leverage, are intent on spinning a narrative to not only minimize the impact of present legal proceedings, but also to lay the seeds for Oscars’ eventual release and resurgence. It is a blatant and well-funded foray and should be taken as such by readers of this book. I know none of these folks personally and have no particular stake in the outcome, other that I have learned over many years when to call a Spade a Spade, and that it raises my hackles when said Spade tries to disguise itself as a Heart, overlooking the Club and with an eye towards the Diamonds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Offers rare insight into Oscars psyche as well as upbringing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times repost three times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times and repost it three times