A False Report by T Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

One of the requirements for my reading challenge this year is to read a book of true crime (something that I find fascinating but end up getting freaked out by in the end) and so I pulled this book off of my bookshelf where it had been sitting for months.  A False Report tells the story of multiple rape investigations in a string of serial rapes.  It shows the bad in police work as well as the very very good.  It’s a very important look into house cases are worked on as well as the technology that exists that is making it easier to solve what used to be cold cases.  They also do a good job of delving into the mind and history of the attacker, attempting to figure out why he did what he did.  In today’s climate, books like this are important and this one is so incredibly well written.  Also, there are some amazing female detectives out there that we never get to hear about.

4-stars

The Hunting Accident by David L Carlson, illustrated by Landis Blair

This story was FASCINATING and I haven’t stopped talking about it to people today.  The parallels between Charlie and his father made for an interesting manner of storytelling and Matt’s story was so interesting.  I knew very little about Leopold and Loeb before this book and now I want to learn everything I can about them.  Landis Blair’s art perfectly conveyed the story and added a fascinating layer to everything.  There is something strange and magical about a graphic novel about a blind person.

Sometimes, though, I felt like the poetry segments and the art got a little confusing, breaking me out of the story.  There were pages that were just lost on me.  These moments didn’t feel like they were from the same book as the rest of the beautiful story.

4-stars