Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Shot in the Heart

Greetings from a parking lot in front of an ice rink. Today I want to tell you about a book.

Shot in the Heart is written by Mikal Gilmore, who was Gary Gilmore's younger brother.

The book reads like a haunted fever dream, a recounting of generations of anger and violence and misery. The history of the Gilmore family is tragic, almost tragic beyond words.

It's an absolutely masterful piece of writing as well, even though it's very, very painful to read at times.

What the book really drives home is that Gary Gilmore was a tragedy far beyond himself.

I haven't read a better work of non-fiction in a long time.

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