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on June 9, 2003
That Nancy Kopp can get away with furthering the suggestion that white, upper-middle-class young men don't commit rapes is too appalling for words. We get the statement that "The Buckleys are an upstanding, upper-middle-class family. The idea that anyone who knows them would rape a woman in a coma is ludicrous." The nice boyfriend couldn't possibly be suspect because "Todd was one of the two or three top students in the class. He was bright. He was eager to learn. And he was a gentleman." Furthermore, "the young man was a third-year law student at the University of Chicago, and he was from a good family" so he obviously couldn't be a rapist. Sure enough, the rapist ends up being the only person of color in the book (Cuban). The only reason I read this book to the end was because I'm compulsive that way and have to finish a book once I've started it! But I'm so glad I only borrowed a copy from someone else, and didn't actually pay for this appalling book.