On the "Timely and Poignant" Crime Story that is COMPULSION

Author: Meyer Levin

April 14, 2015

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“Though written nearly sixty years ago, Compulsion is as timely and poignant a crime story as anything you’re likely to find in contemporary literature. Not only did Levin show a fascination for the human mind (and our need to explore it), but also an awareness of issues such as self-identity and sexuality. Further, he had a keen understanding of how the proliferation of media and public sentiment could influence justice. That these are all topics that continue to inspire debate is the proof that he was ahead of his time—and that his work is ageless …”

Read the full review by John Valeri for the Hartford Books Examiner.