Re: RARA-AVIS: Edward Bunker

From: Timothy S. Oliver (
Date: 21 Jan 2000

Bunker's name comes up from time to time.

I read Little Boy Blue and Dog Eat Dog. Fine, fine books.

Both reminded me of Another Day In Paradise by Eddie Little. The criminal life portrayed in these books is the real thing. Both write so well you can feel the fear and the thrill. It's like hearing the report of a real .45 when all you ever heard before was how it sounds on TV.

There are plenty of ex-cops who write terrific true-to-life crime stories. The cop's stories move forward deliberately, with punctuations of violence, towards solving the crimes.

These books by ex-criminals are a wild ride all the time.

I heard somewhere that Eddie Little ended up back on dope and that's why he hasn't released another book.

Any word on that out there in movieland Jim?

> I read a short piece about Edward Bunker in the recent Los Angeles
> Has he been discussed here? I've not read anything of his, though I very
> much enjoyed the film STRAIGHT TIME, based on his NO BEAST SO FIERCE.
> He has an autobiography called EDUCATION OF A FELON, but I don't know if
> it's a new book or some years old. It's about his own time in prison.
> Jim Beaver

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