In the depths of history, there are untold stories that wait to be discovered, shedding light on forgotten chapters of human existence. David Grann’s incredible book resurrects a chilling period known as the Osage Reign of Terror, exposing a dark secret that had long been buried under the weight of time. Through meticulous research and gripping storytelling, Grann brings to life the unimaginable crimes committed against the wealthy Osage Native Americans, who were targeted for their oil wealth. Below, you’ll find a few book reviews from insiders who have delved into the pages of Killers of the Flower Moon.
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I just finished reading “Killers of the Flower Moon”, and I’m blown away. I truly understand why Martin Scorsese wanted to turn this book into a movie. The book dives into a dark and little-known part of American history, exposing the murders of Osage Indians in the 1920s. Grann’s research is impeccable, and his storytelling had me on the edge of my seat. The corruption, greed, and systemic racism uncovered in this true crime account are disturbing yet important to confront. It’s an eye-opening and gripping read that sheds light on a forgotten tragedy and the resilience of the Osage people. I highly recommend it. (5 out of 5 stars)
I definitely love a good thriller, and there is especially something profoundly captivating that comes with true crime. It’s surprising how another story of human greed can still have the power to shock and captivate me as a reader. Again, a stark reminder of the persistent and unsettling nature of this dark side of humanity. (4 out of 5 stars)
While “Killers of the Flower Moon” received numerous accolades, personally, it fell short of the hype for me. The tragic murders of the Osage American Indians during a time of rampant greed and racism are a dark chapter in history. However, I found the book to be overly long and repetitive. It felt like reading a textbook. The exploration of the murders and the disregard for Osage lives didn’t warrant an entire book, and I was left wanting more about the FBI’s involvement. The audiobook’s first narrator focused heavily on Anna and Mollie, resulting in repetitive information. I found the sections about Tom White’s pursuit of the killers more engaging, as he was sent by Hoover to solve the crimes in the oil-rich territory of Oklahoma. (3 out of 5 stars)
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