Book Review: A Crime So Monstrous

Reading about human trafficking is never going to be a breeze. It’s not an easy subject, it’s not a nice subject, but it is (in my opinion, anyway) an important subject. To that end, I’ve been doing a bit of reading about it recently, beginning with A Crime So Monstrous: Face-To-Face With Modern-Day Slavery by E. Benjamin Skinner.

I was impressed. Skinner actually manages to write quite smoothly – even wittily – about something that needs to be handled delicately. He is respectful yet also treats the reader like a human being, laying out the historical and modern-day facts interspersed with personal anecdotes from his work with the trafficked, the traffickers and those who are working to end this phenomenon.

Essential reading for anyone who is interested in the history of human slavery, and in how it still occurs.

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