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True Crime Books List

I’ve seen quite a lot of posts recently asking for tips about true crime books, so I decided to do a list with some of the books I’ve read lately. I didnt like all of these books, but most of them. I added a few books about 9/11 too, bc i found them interesting. So, in no particular order:

If I did it: confessions of the killer by O.J Simpson
How I helped O.J get away with murder by Mike Gilbert
A death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger (Boston strangler)
Restless Souls by Alisa Statman (Manson family)
The Bundy Murders by Kevin M. Sullivan
Chasing the devil by David Reichert (Green River Killer)
Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss (Jeffrey MacDonald)
Ghettoside by Jill Leovy
The stranger beside me by Ann Rule (Ted Bundy)
The zebra murders by Prentice Earl Sanders
The serial killer files by Harold Schechter
Boston Strong by Casey Sherman (Boston Bombings)
The Devil’s Defender: My Odyssey Through American Criminal Justice from Ted Bundy to the Kandahar Massacre by John Henry Browne
No easy answers by Brooks Brown (Columbine)
The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth by Stephen Singular 
A mothers reckoning by Sue Klebold (Columbine)
The general by Ahmed Errachidi (Guantanamo)
Oklahoma City by Andrew Gumbel
102 minutes by Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn
Parkland by Vincent Bugliosi (JFK)
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi (Charles Manson)
One of us by Åsne Seierstad (Breivik)

These are basically fiction, but I think most of them are worth reading:

Dear Charlie by N.D Gomes  (School shooting, just read it, its awesome.)
Give a boy a gun by Todd Strasser
Nineteen minutes by Jodi Picoult (School shooting, and its so fkn good)
House rules by Jodi Picoult
Finding jake by Bryan Reardon  (School shooting, also fkn awesome)


In Chicago, Ed Sheeran sits down with Lisa Allen to discuss why he doesn’t lift weights, being a redhead, and his upcoming role on the Simpsons (”I’m a proper dick in it”). 

kim-jong-hill  asked:

Rick and Morty is gearing up to be THE cutting edge animation show. Family Guy, Simpsons, South Park, all those are awesome, but y'all are the current frontrunners in "pumping the gas" so to speak. How does it feel to be able to be a part of that?

Get ready for a ramble. 3…2…1…Let’s go!

Season One:

From the start of production, we all knew Rick and Morty would be a great show. We always looked forward to the animatic screenings after the storyboards were completed. I really felt the show was something exceptional after screening the Love Potion #9 episode. It was funny as hell but it went deeper. I had never worked on such a well-written show.

There was a lot of exploration and sandbox craziness that season and we had a blast working on it. Being an Adult Swim show, it didn’t really have a big budget but the crew put their all into their work because we enjoyed the show so much. We knew the show would be popular but it took off even bigger than we expected.

Season Two:

Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon and the rest of the writing crew set the bar high with Season 1 and we had to top it with the Season 2. There was still a lot of messing around but also some second guessing in the aim of perfection. In my opinion, Season 2 topped Season 1. The crew got the feel of what the show is and should be. Established great storylines.

So now R&M had fans creating amazing fan art, cosplay, cover songs, youtube theories, crochet Meeseeks, Rick bongs and acid tabs, etc. Officially the show had a big t-shirt line through Zen Monkey Studios and some simple video games:  Rick and Morty’s Rushed Licensed Adventure and then Jerry’s game was being made. They did the intro to The Simpsons! Yeah it was getting big.

Season Three:

We seemed to have a bigger budget, hired more top-talent writers and artists, and moved to a newer building that didn’t have a stinky bathroom. A R&M comic line started through Oni Press. Pocket Mortys was released. We had Loot Crate merch. Funko Pop vinyls. Plush Toys. I even saw Jerry socks at Hot Topic. I’ve seen people on the street with R&M shirts walking around wherever. I think the R&M Comic con panels had people sleeping in line waiting to get in. There is the constant question being asked, “When does Season 3 come out?”

Some people are even intimidated by the show’s popularity. It’s more than a show to us. I think I read Dan Harmon say something like that about R&M and Community. The people on these shows really feel that what they’re working on is important. It’s not just a show. And I love it. We all do—and what a great crew we have. Working on Rick and Morty has been a fucking blast! We wish the show would go on for a hundred years (dot com). I don’t know if I can say this but we got a bit of Season 3 animation back from Bardel and it is soooooo good! They’re doing such amazing work up there. It’s worth the wait.

End of ramble,

-Mark Maxey-