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  • Title: Justice: Crimes, Trials, and Punishments
  • Author: Dominick Dunne
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  • In my everyday life over the last fifty years, it has been my curious lot to move among the rich and famous and powerful, always as an outsider, always listening, watching, remembering Writing about the crimes of the rich and famous for Vanity Fair with this insider s status, Dominick Dunne has borne witness to the often bizarre personalities who surround high profile c In my everyday life over the last fifty years, it has been my curious lot to move among the rich and famous and powerful, always as an outsider, always listening, watching, remembering Writing about the crimes of the rich and famous for Vanity Fair with this insider s status, Dominick Dunne has borne witness to the often bizarre personalities who surround high profile cases and their telling intimacies Andrea Reynolds, for instance, dressed only in a negligee and jewelry, insists that her jewels are finer than those of the comatose woman in whose apartment she resides and whom her lover, Claus von Bulow, is charged with attempting to murder The essays in Justice offer a fascinating, disturbing, and wry look at the cast of a half dozen high profile trials, including Lyle and Erik Menendez, who murdered their affluent parents Marvin Pancoast, who beat the 18,000 a month mistress of Alfred Bloomingdale to death with a baseball bat the multibillionaire banker Edmund Safra, who suffocated in his own bunker like bathroom in Monaco and the gossiping members of Los Angeles society during All O.J All the Time The most moving story by far is the title piece, about the murder of Dunne s daughter, the actress Dominique Dunne, by her ex boyfriend, who walked away with a pitifully light sentence thanks to the extremes taken by his defense lawyer and the vanity of the judge While the succeeding stories don t have the same poignancy, Dunne still makes them personal after all, he knows many of those involved, and justice truly is personal for him In fact, it is this moral authority that enables him to enter the strange universe of high society crime and write about it with no pretense of objectivity, but rather with rage toward the short shrift justice is so often given in celebrity cases The counterpoint to his anger is a delicious irony in the form of fascinating subplots, jet set gossip, and terrific quotes straight from some of the horses mouths Dunne has both a sharp sense of the absurd and a trenchant eye for injustice in any form Lesley Reed
    Dominick Dunne
    Dominick Dunne was an American writer and investigative journalist whose subjects frequently hinged on the ways high society interacts with the judiciary system He was a producer in Hollywood and is also known from his frequent appearances on television.After his studies at Williams College and service in World War II, Dunne moved to New York, then to Hollywood, where he directed Playhouse 90 and became vice president of Four Star Pictures He hobnobbed with the rich and the famous of those days In 1979, he left Hollywood, moved to Oregon, and wrote his first book, The Winners In November 1982, his actress daughter, Dominique Dunne, was murdered Dunne attended the trial of her murderer John Thomas Sweeney and subsequently wrote Justice A Father s Account of the Trial of his Daughter s Killer.


    Commentaires:

    Jim
    Or subtitled, "Rich People Behaving Horribly." Dunne is not a great writer, and even if Vanity Fair published these essays previously, they are nonetheless little more than gossipy accounts of sensational crimes and trials that attracted the magazine's core readership and let them feel as if they were sitting with the author at some upscale cafe, chatting away about the dirt he had picked up. Yes, some of it is interesting and sordid, but Dunne does not come close to true crime writers, in my op [...]

    Peter William Warn
    When Dominique Dunne, daughter of Dominick and his ex-wife, Ellen ("Lenny"), was murdered, news accounts emphasized that she was the niece of writers John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion. Dominick Dunne complained to a publicist friend of his who convinced media organizations to change their approach. "It's hurtful to us," Dunne said. "It's as if we had not only lost her but been denied parentage as well." A few pages later in his essay about the murder trial of his daughter's killer, Dunne refers [...]

    Katie
    I would like to make a Dominick Dunne Mad Libs, and it would be something like the following."One night while dining at [Restaurant: Drai's/Swifty/Le Dome/Le Pavillon], I happened to run into [Title: Mr./Mrs.Husband's-First-Name/Sir/Lady/Countess/Dame/Duchess] [Last Name: DuPont/Simpson/Kennedy/Bloomingdale/Von Bulow], of [Newport/Fifth Avenue/Park Avenue/Santa Monica/Wilmington:]. He/she told me something remarkable - that only one day before [Simpson murders/Menendez murders:], she/he had hear [...]

    christa
    How does that old saying go: "Every time a writer dies, Christa buys one of his books?" Dominick Dunne's death was like a magnet to the True Crime section, where I yanked the only Dunne in the store, "Justice: Crimes, Trials, and Punishments." His body was barely cold when I scanned my debit card. This is a collection of the crimes Dunne covered after deciding when he was oh-50ish to become a writer. It opens with his personal essay on the death of his daughter Dominique Dunne, the sassafras old [...]

    Xysea
    I've long loved Dominick Dunne, for many reasons. I think I envy him in some ways; he was at the center of New York society, a constant dinner companion and raconteur, among some of the richest and well-known families in the USA.But what I've loved more than that, about Mr. Dunne, is his complete ability to skewer these people without regret. I've watched him grow from disillusioned, to cynical, to angry. I've watched him ride the crest of the societal wave all the way down to the murky depths a [...]

    Lisa K
    This is my favorite kind of book! It's the greatest hits of all of Vanity Fair's trial reporting so it is fact-checked gossip. I wish it were longer!!!

    Ariel
    This book is a collection of Dominick Dunne's articles for Vanity Fair concerning true crimes. Unfortunately they are the ones that have already been hashed and rehashed to death (no pun intended). I always liked Mr. Dunne. I have enjoyed his appearances on T.V. as well as the book the Two Mrs. Grenvilles. The best story in the whole collection is the first one where he recounts the murder of his daughter, the actress Dominique Dunne, and subsequent trial of her killer John Sweeney. It is told f [...]

    Ben
    I listened to this as an audio book read by the author. It is a fascinating expose of the deceit and degeneracy that has surrounded many of the most famous trials of the 20th Century - much of it gleaned from his reportage for Vanity Fair. What first impressed me was Dunne's hardboiled honesty and commitment to justice. The book begins with a chapter dedicated to the murder of his daughter Dominique, who in October, 1982, was strangled to death by her former boyfriend, John Thomas Sweeney, cut d [...]

    Jenna Montgomery
    This was the first Dunne book I have read. Despite his fame as such a great author, I was not so impressed with his writing style, in fact I found it rather generic and not elegant. The most riveting chapter by far is the first about his daughter's murder and trail. Dunne's heartbreak was palpable and the article was sometimes difficult to read.Half of the book is about OJ and the rest of the articles are about high society people and murders that have occurred in their families. I know writing [...]

    Rebecca
    I loved this book, even though so far each of the three non-fiction books by Dunne that I have read have had overlapping articles. It is as if he has gotten away with repackaging the same books. This book was also a little OJ simpson heavy. I have no interest in that tale. Though perhaps I will want a refresher in another 10 years, and if so I would go for this book.

    Meen
    Waaaaaay too many OJ essays in this collection. I skipped most of them.

    Ruthanne Davis
    Extremely outdated with no recent updates on the various cases. I listened to the audiobook version and Dunne's reading is heavy with snobbish overtones.

    Erin Eckert
    Didn't finish this book. I didn't realize it was a collection of stories he published in vanity fair. The stories overlap and are repetitive and gossipy. I wasn't interested.

    Patricia
    Old cases. Still I loved his writing and haven't read it all yet. RIP, Mr. Dunn.

    Briana
    I understand the sentimentality attached with the first trial Dunne relays, but those emotions are no excuse for the simplistic (if not poor writing) and his grating desire to have us know that he is connected to the rich and powerful at every turn. For someone who claims to have friends in every corner and to always have the "scoop" (given to him by mysterious butlers and informants) his coverage of the cases is superficial and heavily biased.

    Luci
    It is a scandalous book-- especially if you read the articles when the events were actually happening (last half of the 20th century). Like Gatsby's Nick, Dunne moves in the circles of the rich and reports on the crimes that make people infamous. He is a decent reporter but this isn't the pinnacle of true crime writing.

    Diane
    In his capacity as a journalist, Dunne had the opportunity to attend a variety of famous trials, report about them, and give his opinions re the people and the circumstances. Beginning with the murder of his daughter, Dominique, and continuing with the Menendez brothers, OJ Simpson, etc. I enjoyed the accounts of these trials. Once I got past the name-dropping it was a good read.

    Judith Moroff
    I very much enjoyed Mr Dunne's articles for Vanity Fair, he knew where he fit in and where he didn't, he didn't apologize for his place in life or who he knew, or his empathy for victims of violence. This was a trip down memory lane, mostly very sad, but still a good read.

    Dayra
    I really enjoyed my time reading this, it took almost two weeks but I felt it was quite easy to dip in and out of this book. It was interesting to learn about new cases I had never heard of before. I think it's definitely a book that is not meant for everyone, but I did like it.

    Robin
    Junk food novel for super hot summer days. Lots of name dropping. Too much OJ

    Penny
    Too much name dropping.

    Lois
    After reading a few of his novels and enjoying them, I started this book. I didn't finish it, gave up about 1/3 way through. Dry and boring, hash of different trials.

    Karen
    Interesting stories following some very high profile crimes. Some are more entertaining than others. It highlights some of the weaknesses of the American justice system.

    Amanda Martinson
    Dominick Dunne is incredibly full of himself. The book reads, instead of objective articles, as mini-memoirs about his part as a journalist in each murder. He goes so far as to say he is responsible for bringing certain people to justice.Even so, this book was captivating. After reading The Run of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin, I was worried the O.J. chapters would read a little thin, but Dunne does a good job of handling what happened after the infamous acquittal.If you can make it through the som [...]

    Rebekah
    Dominick Dunne has got to be one of the most interesting men who have ever lived. Somehow he seemed to have a face or a personality or something about him that led people to trust him and share secrets with him. He took those secrets--and honored the secret tellers when they were honest or fair--and wrote gripping fiction and compelling nonfiction. I used to love reading what he wrote for Vanity Fair and was sad when he passed away. Surely we had lost a great story teller who knew how to make no [...]

    Paula Dembeck
    Dominick Dunne’s daughter was killed by her estranged boyfriend John Sweeney in 1982. He was given a given a six and a half year sentence for the murder and released after he had served only two and a half years of that sentence. Dunne was shocked by the way the justice system handled his daughter’s case and considered the outcome a true miscarriage of justice. Dunne had attended the trial and kept a daily journal, recording the notes which would ultimately become the basis for an article th [...]

    Leigh
    I've been reading Vanity Fair off and on for about three years now and Dominick Dunne's column was always my favorite. So when he passed away recently, I decided to go back and read this collection of his work. I really enjoyed it; perhaps because so many of these trials happened during my childhood, so it was all new to me. My only complaint is that the "OJ Section" dragged on too long. It was interesting, though, because I realized that my irritation at turning the page to find yet another OJ [...]

    Thomas
    Dominick Dunne's JUSTICE: CRIMES, TRIALS, AND PUNISHMENTS is a collection of essays about murder trials, most of them involving people who are rich, privileged, and famous. About half of the essays deal with the trial of OJ Simpson, articles by Dunne that orginally appeared in VANITY FAIR. There are better books about the Simpson trial--Jeffrey Toobin's THE RUN OF HIS LIFE, for one--but Dunne's pieces on Simpson are unique in their point of view and conversational style. Dunne is mostly interest [...]

    Rho
    This is a reread since the Menendez brothers have been in the news. The stories jumped all over the place and were hard to follow and half of the book was spent on the OJ trial but revealed nothing everyone already didn't know. There was too much OJ and not as much on the other heinous crimes, the subsequent trials, and surprisingly varied outcomes of the other murders. Did not realize that Claus von Bulow was still alive and living well in London until I googled him. Not a great book but an eas [...]

    Lisa
    This is a great collection of articles by Dominick Dunne, best known for his coverage of major crimes over the past few decades. He was involved in the movie business in the 50s and 60s and later turned to writing books, some of which were thinly disguised novels about people he actually knew, that became miniseries (such as "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles" and "A Season in Purgatory). This collection of articles are basically originally ones that were printed in "Vanity Fair" magazine. I would say the [...]

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