This is the story of how on April 28th, 1996, a lone gunman with no warning, walked into a crowded café in the historical museum site of Port Arthur and opened fire on unsuspecting tourists with a semi-automatic assault rifle.
By the time Martin Bryant’s was captured nearly 24 hours later, his killing spree would claim the lives of 35 people and wound another 23 before he would finally surrender to Australian police. The massacre would become the most violent mass shooting in Australian history, committed by a 28 year psychopath with a long history of mental disorders including schizophrenia and depression.
In this Australian true crimes investigative report, you’ll relive the shocking true story of the Port Arthur Massacre including an in-depth analysis of Bryant’s bizarre behavior leading up to his murderous rampage that killed men, women and children in cold blood. Written in vivid graphic detail, this is the story of the events that unfolded as told from the accounts of those that witnessed and survived one of the worst mass murders in Australian history.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As an Australian who clearly remembers this event, i was wondering how this event would be perceived by a non Aussie. While this book outlines this horrific event (one that should and never will be forgotten), I have a couple of issues with it. There are many grammatical errors throughout the book which does mar the reading experience. Also, I am not sure why, but there were several inaccuracies seemingly made to "fit" an American audience. For example, the author refers to 911 emergency lines following the incident, in Australia we do not use 911 (it is 000). There were also some references to our court system that were incorrectly named. For the sake of credibility, I believe there should have been an explanation of the differences rather than a blanket change. This may seem small and petty criticism's, but it did affect my enjoyment of the book. At times, it also seemed very rushed. I do thank you though for outlining an event in our history that changed our country...
The book was missing a chapter and was badly written. Lazy body of work. If the author wants money for his books, he needs to work a bit harder to provide a better quality product.
Fascinating and in depth account of a mass shooting and it's aftermath. The Port Arthur massacre was the catalyst for drastic change in Australia 's gun laws the drastic decline mass shootings in that country.
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