The book is a gripping exploration of the uneasy relationship between journalists and their subjects. It delves into the ethical dilemmas faced by journalists when they become too involved with their subjects. The narrative centers around a lawsuit between a convicted murderer and the author who wrote about his case, revealing the blurred lines between objectivity and subjectivity in journalism. The book also raises questions about the morality and responsibility of the journalistic profession.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 51st on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
- 97th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
- As if You Don't Have Enough to Read, Best Non-Fiction from the NY Times Writers (New York Times)