True Crimewave

homicideJust finished reading Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood (1966) and David Simon’s Homicide (1991) back-to-back. Striking parallels and contrasts between these two classics. Would highly recommend the experience, though I may actually have overdosed. Starting to have scene-of-crime dreams. But so help me god, these are two extraordinarily compelling books. As a side note, the change in attitudes to violent crime from Capote’s era to Simon’s put me in mind of Sheriff Bell from Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men (2005), and his struggle to understand the devaluation of the human currency.

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