Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Randy Johnson mentioned last Monday that he rarely read true crime books and I don't either. I don't even like writing stories based too closely on true crimes. I'm not sure why because other members of my family love them.
Do you read true crime? If not, why? I can't quite pinpoint the reason. Perhaps because what I most love to read is a story someone invented-not a recounting of a real crime. A story that comes from another place in a writer's head entirely pleases me most. Perhaps this is why the true crime I enjoyed most was IN COLD BLOOD, which sort of bent the genre.