Monday, May 24, 2010

Hell and Gone

Writing about crime isn't always fun. Writing about crime fiction has always been about the fantastic, the fictional, the capers and hard knocks that capture our imagination.

Writing about the evil that men do is a lot tougher.

I'll do my due diligence and point you towards my feature review this week in the Denver Post, "A Riveting, True-Crime Approach to King's Assassination." It's a review of the well-researched and deeply creepy Hellhound on His Trail, an examination of the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. by James Earl Ray. Written by journalist Hampton Sides, it's well worth picking up for those that want to know how the deal went down.

That said, if you're at all interested in the man and his great work, please consider visiting some other digs instead.

The King Center

Audio from Dr. King's speeches, including his unimaginable "I Have a Dream."

From 1956, the comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.

From Time Magazine, a photo essay on the last days of Martin Luther King.

"He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really accepting it." MLK

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Why The Long Absence?

More soon, brothers and sisters. Survival requires my presence at the moment. In the meantime, enjoy my review of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky at the Denver Post, and last month's Bookslut column, "Five Off The Top."

Further bulletins, as they say, as events warrant.