My James: The Heartrending Story of James Bulger by His Father Read Online Free - A powerful, heartfelt and moving account of his son's murder and his fight for justice by Ralph Bulger
James Bulger was just a few weeks shy of his third birthday when, on 12 February 1993, he wandered away from his mum Denise in a shopping mall in Bootle. Grainy images from a security camera showed him trustingly holding the hand of ten-year-old Jon Venables as they walked away. Venables and his friend Robert Thompson murdered James, in a crime that shocked the world.
In this haunting book, James' father Ralph describes how his world fell apart in the days that followed. In his darkest hours he drank to numb the pain, and the stress tore his marriage apart. He tells how he learned to cope with his grief, but the sorrow of James' death has never left him. He discusses the long legal battle to see justice for his son, as he tried to prevent his killers being released early, and his continuing fight to see them behind bars where they can't hurt anyone else. Above all, he pays tribute to his son, an adorable, cheeky boy whose bright smile brought joy to his family's lives.
|Title||:||My James: The Heartrending Story of James Bulger by His Father|
|Number of Pages||:||323 pages|
March 02, 2013
I wish the words I am going to write could do this book justice but they won't. It was one of the most difficult books I have ever read, but also one of the most inspiring. And any difficulties I had reading this or however upset it made me, that doesn't come close to how it must have felt to Ral...
July 19, 2013
This was a very hard and emotional read.
I found myself having to put this book down a few times as it was so heartbreaking.
Brilliantly written story by the father of a beautiful little boy James.
James was stoned, sexually assaulted and beaten to death then placed across a railway line.
This was al...
May 28, 2013
I've read "EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE: The Killing of James Bulger", by Mark Thomas. I said this in my review of that book: "Written in 1993, soon after the murder trial of the two ten-year old killers of young Jamie Bulger, this record is sensitive, factual, compassionate and objective." It's also...
March 09, 2013
I could not put this book down. My own son was one month old when James was murdered so I remember it well from the media reports at the time, but still I cried over and over again for James while reading. It's still shocking to imagine that he was tortured and abused in such a way at all, let al...
September 08, 2014
I wasn't sure what to think when I started to read this. I know many have said to me that its a book I should read.
everyone remembers the headline news of this tragic story. I thought I knew, two young lads abducting a toddler and leaving him dead. I just couldn't comprehend it, too horrific for...
June 10, 2013
This book is beautifully written by the father of a two year old boy, James who was stoned, sexually assaulted and beaten to death before being placed across a railway line by ten year old boys. The chapters surrounding the disappearance and discovery of James were hard to read afterall he would...
November 08, 2013
Yes, yes, I can hear you saying "Why on earth would you want to read this?" And no, it's not great writing in the literary stakes but that's not why you read this sort of book is it? You read it because you couldn't bear to read about it at the time in the papers because your children were the sa...
May 03, 2013
Reading this book broke my heart. I had to put the book down on a few occasions to gather myself. I was very young when this happened but I remember his name and my mum being even more protective as a result.
I loved how the first chapters made me really get to know James, made me smile the typic...
April 25, 2013
One of the hardest books I've ever read. Very difficult to keep going at times especially the part at the mortuary. Would not want to read it again but glad I have read it.
November 30, 2017
It felt right to read this book now, if it could ever be right to read a book about a 2 year old who has been murdered in such a brutal fashion. Just 8 days ago one of James's killers was sent to jail for the second time for possession of child pornography
This was not an easy read. The pain Ralph...