What I’m (Still) Reading – A Matter of Conscience by Sherry Lee Hoppe

Saturday I continued reading A Matter of Conscience. In between the beach, the kids’ swim lessons, and other sundry activities, I read from page 163 to page 270.


Friday’s material cut back and forth from Bobby Hoppe’s days as an Auburn football player to his 1988 trial for a 1957 murder. I thought that Saturday’s material was good, but perhaps not as strong as the material that I read Friday.

A Matter of Conscience drags a bit when Sherry Hoppe recounts the minutiae of Bobby’s 1988 trial. Clearly, she dislikes prosecutor Tom Evans and there is a lot of editorializing against the manner in which Evans cross examined Bobby during the trial. From all of the “true crime” books that I’ve read, I’d say that it’s very difficult to write about a trial in an entertaining manner.


Bobby Hoppe

On the whole, I’m really enjoying the book. It’s been on my reading list for many years.


About mobilemojoman

I have been a Mobile resident for about a decade. Working as a college professor keeps me off the streets and pays the bills. I am married to a woman (the MojoWoman) who is a much better person than I am and we have two beautiful girls who keep us both jumping. My interests are varied - food & drink, sports, politics, exercise, books, travel, Mardi Gras, and all of life's rich pageant. In the future, I'd like to learn more about sailing, photography, Cajun/Creole cooking, making beer and wine, and writing.
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