[E–pub] The Best American Crime Writing 2003 Edition The Year's Best True Crime Reporting By Otto Penzler

The Best American Crime Writing 2003 Edition The Year's Best True Crime ReportingI was recommended this one by my friend joanna who described it as a cross between law order and the new yorker if that sounds appealing to you as it did TO ME I WOULD RECOMMEND GIVING me i would recommend giving a try i will definitely be checking out future editions Some really great writing here on a variety of crimes A few seemed rather one note but then I m reading this book ten years late and I might be rojecting irrelevance on the subject What I especially loved was The Writer S Notes writer s notes the end fascinating to see how a story hooks a journalist and simply can t let himher go until the story is told Terrible Boy by Tom Junod is an essay I ll be using in my Intro to Lit class this fall Painfully fantastic Ok this anthology of true crime stories had some fantastic writing and would easily have gotten 5 stars if the editors had not chosen some really dumb crimes to report about First off I ll list the dumb ones Sex Lies Video Cameras How Two Lives Met in Death The Terrible Boy My Undertaker My Pimp The Bully of Toulon A Woman s Work Dirty Little Secret Big Shot Mad Dogs and Lawyers these stories did not belong among anything considered the Best of American Crime Writing they just did not belongThe among anything considered the Best of American Crime Writing they just did not belongThe stories were The Journalist and the Terrorist Story about Daniel Pearl The Enron Wars very well written saga about Enron I actually learned about what happened back then The Keystone Kommandos excellent story right out of the The Hiding Place pages of what should be in history books this was truly fascinating to learn about Murder in the death of Sir Peter Blake The Day Treva Throneberry Disappeared mind boggling and in a good way Slaves of the Brothel learned about sex slave trafficking how it works and why its so hard torevent or rosecute The Last Ride of Jesse James Hollywood true crime murder very sad The Body Farm one of my favorite authors is a 2 man team known as Jefferson Bass and the star of that Bill Bass is focused on for this story The Boy Who Loved Transit why is this guy in jail seriously he does a great job The Accused kind of a who did it and who got wrongly blamed The Counterterrorist all I can say is we lost a very good man on 911 we lost a lost a lot of eople and this is the story of one of them I have read these every year except for the last few due to the interference of life But I like the series the writing ranges from brilliant to simply ok but there is one that makes the book worthwhile Some of these true crime ieces are creepy as hell I ve loved most of the books in Penzler s series and have worked my way back through the years of ublication For some reason this set of tales is full of crazy. This year’s worth of the most The Elephants Journey powerful the most startling the smartest and most astute in short the best crime journalism Scouring hundreds ofublications Otto Penzler and Thomas H Cook have created a remarkable compilation containing the best examples of the most current and vibrant of our literary traditions crime reportingIncluded in this volume are Maximillian Potter’s “The Body Farm” from G a ortrait .
Violence and inhumanity A few nicely written accounts but several Outside magazine and Men s Journal type hack Changing Face of the Hero pieces too Aoignant reminder of the human ability to do terrible things to other humans It was a good read definitely some fine crime writing Being that it is a six year old The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry publication it brought back to mind some of the horrors of the early 21st century September 11th the Rwandan massacres terrorism along with the ongoing horrors of the sex trade I still recommend that you read this is you enjoy crime writing as it is a collection of very we Best American Crime Writing 2003 contains 20 essays that appeared in 2002 on theages of The New York Times Harper s Magazine Esuire Texas Monthly and others The writing styles vary as widely as the topics Editors Otto Penzler and Thomas H Cook note in the book s introduction that the events on September 11 2001 result in this volume leaning heavily but not exclusively toward international and StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story political eventsCrime occurs constantly androduces varying levels of revulsion dismay amusement or glad it wasn t me This collection offers up an array of all of these It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life plus a little bit of Huh I didn t know about that For example Peter Richmond s Big Shot tells the story of NBA All Star Jayson Williams and how limo driver Gus Christofi came to end up shot to death on Jayson s bedroom floor Richmondaints a icture of Williams that basketball fans might find disagreeable but he does it with such skill the reader is left wondering why none of this was discussed on ESPN s SportsCenter Williams currently faces a 55 year sentence if convicted of aggravated manslaughter and other charges related to the early morning 2002 Valentine s Day shootingMarie Brenner s The Enron Wars digs deep into the company s Family And Reveals Misogyny Suirrelly and reveals misogyny suirrelly ups decades of smokescreens and webs of conspiracies Brenner talks to women from inside the company webs of conspiracies Brenner talks to women from inside the company discovered inconsistencies early on and met wall after wall of duplicity and camouflage These women were smart driven dedicated and successful and they knew something was wrong but couldn t get answers It s a great story because it s told from an insideroutsider erspectiveIn The Terrible Boy Tom Junod takes look at the case of troubled 15 year old Jonathan Miller a sopho who agreed to a fight when his 13 year old neighbor Josh Belluardo challenged him on a school bus Jonathan sucker Pure Chance punched the larger and athletic Josh in the back of the head as the two crossed a lawn after leaving the school bus The fatefulunch caused a tiny tear in an artery Josh went down and stayed down Two days later when Josh s arent. F Murray Marks who collects dead bodies and strews them around two acres of the University of Tennessee campus to study their decomposition in order to help solve crime; Jay Kirk’s “My Undertaker My Pimp” from Harper’s in which Mack Moore and his wife Angel switch from run ning crooked funeral arlors to establishing a brothel; Skip Hollandsworth’s “The Day Treva Throneberry Disappeared” from Texas Mont. ,
S took him off life support THE CHARGE AGAINST JONATHAN MILLER CHANGED charge against Jonathan Miller changed aggravated assault to felony murder And Miller became another oster child for the anti bullying movement Junod s treatment of this story is intriguing It s not just another kid kills kid Tale Junod Explores Bullying What Junod explores bullying what is what is isn t and his own experience as a bully He talks intelligently about why Miller wasn t a bully despite a history of school suspensions and roblems in the classroom On a international note Robert Sam Anson s The Journalist and the Terrorist is a harrowing story of a man s attempt to find out what happened to fellow reporter Daniel Pearl The story opens with a shopping list of rules for a reporter traveling in Karachi Pakistan Do not take a taxi from the airport arrange for the hotel to send a car and confirm the driver s identity before getting in Do not stay in a room that faces the street Do not leave notes or tape recordings in your room Do not discard work apers in the wastebasket flush them down the toilet And above all do not go alone Ever This sets the stage for a fascinating look into Anson s search He explains the dynamics of the regions olitics in a way that is search He explains the dynamics of the regions Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church politics in a way that is to understand He describes a hatred of Americans that many of us can t fathom and a culture that sometimes feels eually alien The story is complex and Anson ties the keylayers and organizations to each other in a well crafted and widely acclaimed A (kinda) Country Christmas piece of journalismAnother great story in this volume is Maximillian Potter s The Body Farm which tells how Dr William Bass s forensic explorationroject at the University of Tennessee s anthropology department came to be so well knownThis is a great anthology of works all well written and all remarkable stories This is very good writing indeed about some very sad subjects including Jayson Williams killing the man who drove his arty one night the dogs that killed the woman in her apartment bldg in San Francisco and sex traffickers in Eastern Europe I didn t read all of them eventually I found them too depressing Like most anthologies some outstanding and some so so stories I encountered this book looking up a story that appeared in the Atlantic entitled The Keystone Kommandos about the ill conceived Nazi lan to sabotage the US which lead to the oorly reasoned memo that keeping Gitmo open Along the way I went down memory lane with Enron Curtis Thompson of Toulon IL google it if you don t know the story rosecuting the engineers of the Rwandan genocide a host of interesting but far less important stories Excellent compilation of stories both known and unknown to me. Hly about the sudden disappearence of a teenager and the strange lace she turned up; Lawrence Wright’s “The Counterterrorist” from The New Yorker the story of John O’Neill the FBI agent who tracked Osama bin Laden for a decade until he was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed Intriguing entertaining and compelling reading Best American Crime Writing has established itself as a much anticipated annual.


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