Artistic Licence: Judging Knox on her prose

Last month, Amanda Knox's memoir, Waiting to Be Heard, was published by Harper in the US. Reviewers couldn't make up their minds about it.

18th May, 2013

Last month, Amanda Knox's memoir, Waiting to Be Heard, was published by Harper in the US. Reviewers couldn't make up their minds about it.

"This is either a slightly stupid book or a very clever one that knows simplicity is the best defense," opined GQ, unconsciously echoing the Italian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini, who accused Knox of "Janus-faced" duplicity during her trial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.

"By turns evocative and verbose,...

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