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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets Paperback – August 22, 2006
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What's more, Simon writes with great deadpan humor and is able to find both humanity and wit in this true-life story of the "murder police." He is truly one of the most accomplished narrative writers of our time. I also highly recommend THE CORNER, another look into Baltimore's gritty urban landscape.
1) 6 portraits of detectives that appear in the book.
2) below them 6 pictures of the characters they inspired in the TV series.
3) and three more: 2 detectives at a crime scene, David Simon at the pub with the guys, The Board.
These pictures are gone from the Kindle edition. Whereas this is a rather minor loss, you are not missing anything essential from the reading experience, something has been subtracted from one edition nevertheless. So you've been warned.
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If you liked The Wire, you probably like this book. The writing is good and it tells about the Baltimore homicide team doing their thing. RecommendedPublished 8 days ago by jcr723
Huge fan of "The Wire" so reading the book was very informative and entertaining. David Simon is an amazing storyteller.Published 19 days ago by Melissa Golba
This book is quite simply fantastic. There are things that happen on the streets of Baltimore that will make you laugh and cry and just plain question how some people even exist. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Mike
Depressing. I loved the HBO series "The Wire," which was derived from this book, but the book is depressing and gets boring after a while. I couldn't finish it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Water7996
This is not a who-done-it! It is a year of fly-on-the-wall observations of the world of work which happens to take place in the homicide department of the Baltimore police... Read morePublished 2 months ago by EB