Monday, December 01, 2014
If You Like the Podcast "Serial"...
Fortunately, our library system has lots more items that fit this category available for checkout. Here are just a few examples:
Under the Bridge by Rebecca Godfrey - The beautiful Pacific Northwestern town of Victoria, British Columbia is a nicer and better place to live then approximately 99.8934% of the globe. Still, in 1997 a fourteen year old girl was beaten to death here by a group of her peers. Godfrey's book on this case was a bestseller and won British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction in 2006.
Bully - This 2001 film is based on the book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge. Director Larry Clark, as is his style, piles on loads of drugs, nudity, and general seediness. The film's best and most haunting scene however, uses the teenage murderers' actual courtroom dialogue.
Pretty Little Killers by Daleen Berry and Geoffrey C. Fuller - Originally released as an e-book under the title The Savage Murder of Skylar Neese, this new print edition adds an extra 100 pages about this sad case of a sixteen year old girl stabbed to death by two of her friends.
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale - Of course, true crime doesn't have to be all death and murder. Abagnale's first-person narrative of his life as a teenage conman details how he wrote $2.5 million worth of bad checks while passing himself off as a pilot, doctor, and lawyer. This biography was eventually made into a film starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.