What's odd is the balance, or relative imbalance. Here we have a relative "respect for human life," while relishing these tales, true or otherwise, of murder and mayhem. In other places, like India, where they import people to kill off indiscriminately for sex or body parts, crime stories are, like, not so much. Odd, don't you think? Must still have something to do with that ol' Protestant Ethic!!

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.