Thursday, October 11, 2007

Write What You Know

Mexican Cops Arrest Cannibalism Suspect: "MEXICO CITY (AP) - An aspiring horror novelist was arrested after police discovered his girlfriend's torso in his closet, a leg in the refrigerator and bones in a cereal box, a city prosecutors' spokesman said Thursday.

Jose Luis Calva told police he had boiled some of his girlfriend's flesh but that he hadn't eaten it, the spokesman said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk about the case.

Calva told police he was a writer and poet—officers found the draft of a novel titled 'Cannibalistic Instincts,' he said.

Investigators were trying to determine if chunks of fried meat found in a pan in the apartment were human, the spokesman said."

9 comments:

Nathan Cain said...

I briefly considered posting this on my blog with the exact same headline.

Todd Mason said...

Wrinte?

It's the kind of thing that's irresistable to writers. David Pringle and Jeff Segal had to send this to lists we're on.

Bill Crider said...

Hard to type on those little keys. And of course I should proof stuff, but I never do.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

He could always remane the book IF I ATE IT

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Or even rename it. And you think you don't poorfread, er, proffre--ah, a the hell with it.

Bill Crider said...

I fixed my blunder. Anyway, I like the title and the idea of being able to remane a book.

gomer said...

I don't mean to interrupt this happy banter but can we return to the topic at hand here? Namely, the cannibalism book that we will probably never get to read because of the snooping, intrusive police. The first thing they are going to do is toss the book into the trash. They'll keep those body parts forever, but the book, that's going to go. There will also never even be a report on whether or not the fellow could write. Even if he can't, he did do the research after all and even a badly written report on his findings would be interersting. We can only hope and pray that Larry King finds this whole matter interesting, if for no other reason that in many respects he looks like one of the fellow's victims. He might feel a kinship for that reason alone. Unfortunately, Larry King asks only softball questions: "Did you find that things went better with the use of spices? Or are you more of a purist, preferring the gameyness of the prize out of respect for the natural order of things." There is just so much that we will now never know.

Jeff Meyerson said...

I'll bet the book would make a terrible but high-grossing (no pun)-on-the-first-weekend movie.

gomer said...

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