Monthly Archives: October 2012

Red Dragon, Part II

In the foreword to Red Dragon, Thomas Harris addresses important issues regarding writing and character development. As he details how he wrote his books and created the character of Hannibal Lecter, he also shows insight into how he developed the … Continue reading

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Se7en

The most frightening aspect of the movie Se7en is not the grisly murder victims, although those scenes are some of the most disturbing I’ve ever seen. The scariest thing about this movie is the ease with which John Doe is … Continue reading

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The Sculptor by Gregory Funaro is not a book I would have read a second time had it not been for class. This is not because reading it the first time caused any serious damage to my writerly intellect or … Continue reading

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The Church of Dead Girls: Killer in Waiting

The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns takes a theme of private lives and spins it into an enjoyable read. This is a book that I read this second time around with great pleasure, despite not having read it … Continue reading

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Silence of the Lambs Re-Boot

Silence of the Lambs is frightening for several different reasons. I think the most horrifying thing for me in this viewing is the sheer unfairness of Dr. Hannibal Lecter being the bad guy who eats people. Lecter is a psychiatrist, … Continue reading

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Crazy on the Side

It’s difficult for me to focus on Annie Wilke’s craziness. It isn’t because she’s not crazy. That, she is. Totally. Indelibly. And ever. But the fact that Paul Sheldon is a writer always captures my attention. The thoughts I draw … Continue reading

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