Friday, February 12 1993. Two outwardly unremarkable ten-year-old
boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, began their day playing
truant and ended it running an errand for a local video shop. In
between they abducted and killed the toddler James Bulger. The
Sleep of Reason is the harrowing, sensitive, definitive account of
this terrible crime and its consequences. In a new Preface (which
considers the re-arrest of Jon Venables in February 2010) David... more...