Review of One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway

This gripping account of a mass shooting in Scandinavia reads like a novel.

Åsne Seierstad’s One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway, is a book that in many ways defies genre. Or, if not defies, then perhaps challenges or even redefines it.

The 524 pages read, at times, like a crime novel, but Seierstad is a journalist first, and she has done extensive research in compiling the facts that become the story of the unthinkable tragedy — a bombing and mass shooting that left 77 dead — that occurred in Oslo and on the island of Utøya on July 22, 2011. From these facts, she has woven a tapestry of lives — strands of stories forever connected by a single day.

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