It's like a mythological phenomenon, James said, this epidemic of lunatic murder. The character is this lunatic who storms into a location, brain burning with some psychological unwound spring, and shoots innocent people — people doing their jobs, doing nothing worthy of their slaughter. It's a piece of modern American life. The mythology of our culture. You read about it in the papers, and somehow you're familiar with the material, just like you're familiar with the story of the... More >>>