My Wednesday wanna-read this week is currently in my apartment, borrowed from my local library.
The Corner is by David Simon and Edward Burns, the team responsible for The Wire on HBO.
Another book by Simon, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, is a previous Wednesday wanna-read post on this blog. (Read it here.)
The Corner is about just that, a corner in Baltimore known for a plethora of illegal activity.
Simon, a reporter, and Burns, a retired cop, spent a year getting to know the people who around the corner.
These folks include two drug addicts and their teenage son, the lens through which the story is told.
This work of non-fiction was also turned into a HBO series, albeit a short-lived one.
The Corner is supposed to discuss the drug culture in an inner city setting, delving into issues of race, police investigation and addiction, according to the Goodreads page.
I’m excited to read this book. From what I’ve gathered from The Wire and the skimming of Homicide I have done, Simon does an excellent job of examining stories from all angles. I hope The Corner is no different.