Thursday, July 9, 2009
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
E. brought this back from Boston for me as a souvenir and not surprisingly, I am enjoying it immensely. David Simon, who at the time was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun - he later on became the screenwriter for Homicide and The Wire -, spent a year following Baltimore detectives, riding with them, observing and writing. The result is a smart, informative and often hilarious account of life on the Job on the streets of Baltimore.