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TRUE CRIME BOOKS BLOG

FROM AUTHOR HARRY N. MACLEAN

"Starkweather" gets favorable mention in Washington Post.


Great true crime stories are a chance to understand just how deeply wounded the human animal can be. Gary Gilmore in Norman Mailer's "Executioner's Song" makes your skin crawl. Harry N. MacLean's "Starkweather" is journey into the bleakness of a man so damaged it's a wonder he can function, and the media coverage of the murders committed and the media coverage of them represented something altogether new in the culture, something that continues today.

 

Great true-crime stories are a chance to understand just how deeply wounded the human animal can be. Gary Gilmore, in Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s Song,” makes your skin crawl. Harry N. MacLean’s “Starkweather” is a journey into the existential bleakness of a man so damaged it’s a wonder he c.

 

Great true-crime stories are a chance to understand just how deeply wounded the human animal can be. Gary Gilmore, in Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s Song,” makes your skin crawl. Harry N. MacLean’s “Starkweather” is a journey into the existential bleakness of a man so damaged it’s a wonder he can function, and MacLean makes a convincing case .

 Great true-crime stories are a chance to understand just how deeply wounded the human nimal can be. Gary Gilmore, in Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s Song,” makes your skin crawl. Harry N. MacLean’s “Starkweather” is a journey into the existential bleakness of

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