In his debut 2003 novel Amok, Polish author Krystian Bala describes the torture and murder of a young woman whose hands are bound behind her back with a cord that is then looped to form a noose around her neck. According to a judge’s ruling this week in the western Polish city of Wroclaw, Bala was drawing not on his imagination for that scene, but on his own experience.
Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. I thought we authors were smarter than that?
Plus: killing people is wrong.
On the other hand, his book was a bestseller . . .