Friday, October 19, 2007

Horror Novelist Boils Girlfriend's Flesh

Just in case we're getting a bit too serious and literary here, Zona Marie in Sydney sent me this nicely tabloid snippet from the Sydney Morning Herald about a Mexican horror novelist who - boiled his girlfriend!

When police raided the home of Jose Luis Calva they also found:
... his girlfriend's torso in his closet, a leg in the refrigerator and bones in a cereal box
and the draft of a novel called Cannibalistic Instincts.

Again, I would like to warn wanna-be writers who read this blog, not to go take their research too far. (Remember our other author/cannibal? Remember this author who got caught because he fictionalised a murder? )

I know, I know. It really isn't funny. Just seeing how low this blog can sink.

Postscript (14/12/07)

Today I read that he hung himself with a belt while in prison. It truly is a tragic story.

(The gory picture from the SMH shows him with injuries he sustained when he tried to run away from police.)

4 comments:

June said...

Well, my sis' past assistant was caught stealing a colleague's purse, and when caught and asked why she did it, she replied that she recently read a book on the highs of shoplifting/stealing and she just wanted to experience it.

My mom quipped later when she found out, "it's a good thing that she wasn't reading an Agatha Christie novel!"

*waves at zona*

Madcap Machinist said...

Something else to read? A spanking good interview with Rebecca Goldstein & Steven Pinker around their forthcoming books here. And here's Pinker again, on why we curse.

S. Nizam said...

*shudders* (ºoº)

Anonymous said...

I once spent a few days on the street for research purposes. I know someone who became a beggar for a few days too. How far is too far ? as long as no laws are broken you can do anything.