Special Thanks to Josh

Who, in comments, mentioned We Need to Talk About Kevin as a test of how American pop culture will deal with lone gunmen in the wake of Jared Lee Loughner’s murders in Arizona. He’s absolutely right. I read the novel this week and explain why the book — and the movie — matter so much in the wake of recent events. Major spoilers in the piece, but if other folks have read it, I would really, really appreciate the chance to discuss it with folks.