How chipper. I'm totally reading both In Cold Blood (finally...this is so one of those I somehow missed during high school/college...)
and Devil's Knot.
Honestly, the former is way creepier. The writing is fantastic and the shock element, the "out of the blue" aspect of the crime is very well depicted. The second is utterly depressing. I do find it very interesting because I've learned much more about Damien Echols' past than was ever depicted in the Paradise Lost films. Inasmuch as I want to be on the side of the wrongly accused, I find it difficult to put too much faith in documentaries. And really, it's a shame not to shed light on his checkered past considering what a terribly botched case it appears to be.
But In Cold Blood is much creepier to me. The whole West Memphis Three thing...don't get me wrong, the people in that little town scare the fuck out of me. But I hardly forsee my having to worry about running into them.
Don't worry, I also checked out the newest Amy Tan to balance things out.