One of the Best True Crime Stories of Isn't on TV (Yet) | GQI just finished reading "The Hunting Accident," a graphic novel by mrmetanarrative and LandisBlair. I really enjoyed it. There's a lot of stories-within-stories here - it opens with a father's story of how he lost his eyesight in a hunting accident, as told to his son. But it turns out the hunting accident was a lie, and now the father tells the true story, of petty crime and being sent to prison, where his cellmate was a famous murderer, Nathan Leopold whose disgusting crime inspired the Hitchcock film "Rope". In prison, the father and Leopold pass the time telling stories, both to each other and to other prisoners. One story they spend a lot of time on is Dante's Inferno. BTW, this is a true story.
The Hunting Accident
Jump to navigation. Listen to an audio recording of this program. Newly blind and without hope, Matt began his bleak new life at Stateville Prison. From David L. Carlson and Landis Blair comes the unbelievable true story of a father, a son, and remarkable journey from despair to enlightenment, in the graphic novel , The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry. After their talk, Carlson and Blair will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.
Nathan Leopold performing literary shadow theatre for inmates. Use old embed code. Hide old embed code. I'm not sure if this feature is back for reals or if I'm just back for a little. Many of the pressures I was feeling a month ago when I pulled back have alleviated. We moved successfully.
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It was a hunting accident—that much Charlie is sure of. That's how his father, Matt Rizzo—a gentle intellectual who writes epic poems in Braille—had lost his vision. Matt Rizzo was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face—but it was while participating in an armed robbery. Newly blind and without hope, Matt began his bleak new life at Stateville Prison. But in this unlikely place, Matt's life and very soul were saved by one of America's most notorious killers: Nathan Leopold Jr. From David L.