Recently [log in to unmask] wrote: ================================================= We routinely think that serial or mass killers grow up in a different society than we, but the reality is that all of us have a hand in creating these people. ================================================== Well count me among the readers of this list who think that idea is a load of horse manure. I did not have a hand in creating any of "these people". You must have too much time on your hands to entertain yourself with ideas like that one. BTW, I just finished reading "The Chamber" which I understand is in production now, and while I thought it was Grisham's best to date, I did not accept his similar position on capital crimes and the terminal punishment that is sometimes meted out by the system.