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Mary Bell, Real Life Psycho

When I first saw the sweet little face of Mary Bell looking out at me through the television screen, I thought I had to have heard wrong. That beautiful little girl with the haunting eyes couldn’t possibly have killed anyone. … Continue reading

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The Killing Joke…Not Really Funny

The graphic novel The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Bryan Bolland is an interesting take on what constitutes a good enough reason to go crazy. The Joker has quite a bad day, in which his wife and child are … Continue reading

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A Bumpy Little Joyride

I think one true mark of an effective piece of writing, or any other work of art for that matter, is in a readers’ ability to view it over and over again and get something new out of it each … Continue reading

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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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