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August 2013 Read of the Month

Wow, it is almost back to school time.  The summer is flying by and I will be back at Carlson High School and Wayne County Community College in just a few weeks.  I need to squeeze in one more leisure read before I lose much of my free time.  For the month of August I selected a non-fiction/true crime title Killer Show by John Barylick.  Killer Show details the events of the tragic fire at The Station in West Warwick Rhode Island in February of 2003.

Many Say One of the Best Non-Fiction Titles of 2012

The fire started quickly after 1980's band Great White took the stage and crude pyrotechnics ignited cheap "egg crate foam" that surrounded the stage (for noise reduction).  Within ten minutes the entire club was engulfed in flames.  The final death count would reach 100, making the Station fire the deadliest rock concert in U.S. History.  There is actual video of the entire incident from start to finish (GRAPHIC).  A news crew was on hand to film the concert.  The video is heartbreaking and tragic, I thought it was best to not embed the video and just share the link if you are interested in learning more about the event.

I purchased the eBook version through Amazon and I started reading last night via my Kindle app on my iPad.  I just started reading last night and the book is amazing.  The details and input from various individuals involved is very interesting.  I will have no problem finishing this book quickly in the next few weeks.

I discovered while shopping for this book that it is important to comparison shop.  The hardcover copy was the most expensive option ($22.32).  The eBook version through the iTunes store ($17.99) was more expensive than the copy I purchased through the Kindle shop ($9.99).  Do not be quick to think all titles are the same price everywhere, you may just overpay.  Happy Reading!


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