The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth

The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth


On July 20, 2012, twelve humans have been killed and fifty-eight wounded at a mass taking pictures in a film theater in Colorado. In 1999, 13 teenagers at Columbine highschool have been murdered by means of their friends. In 2012, twenty youngsters and 7 adults have been killed at Sandy Hook easy. Thirty-two have been killed at Virginia Tech. Twelve killed on the Washington army backyard. In could 2014, after posting a YouTube video of ‘retribution” and lamenting a lifetime of “loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires,” a lone gunman killed six and wounded seven in Isla Vista. All of those acts of violence have been dedicated by means of younger males among the a long time of eighteen and thirty.

Mass violence dedicated by way of kids is now a virulent disease. within the first fourteen tuition days of 2014, there have been seven institution shootings, in comparison to twenty-eight institution shootings in all of 2013. the explanations at the back of this escalating violence, and the cultural forces that experience impugned a new release, is the topic of the real new ebook The Spiral Notebook.

New York Times-bestselling writer Stephen Singular has frequently tested violence in the US in his critically-acclaimed books. the following he has teamed together with his spouse Joyce for his or her most crucial paintings but — one who investigates why the USA retains generating twenty-something mass killers. Their reporting has produced the main complete examine the Aurora taking pictures but and attracts upon the only staff passed over of the dialogue of violence in the United States: the twenty-somethings themselves.

While following the felony court cases within the Aurora taking pictures, The Spiral Notebook is stuffed with interviews with iteration Z, a gaggle dogged via sizeable pharma and anti-depressants and ADHD medicinal drugs, through a doomsday/apocalyptic mentality current considering the fact that delivery, and by way of an leisure that has grew to become violence into parlor games.

Provocative and eye-opening, The Spiral Notebook is a glimpse into the forces which are shaping the way forward for American adolescence, a complete iteration bathed within the violence dedicated by way of their friends.

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