Those who enjoy television police and crime series or cable network dramas are likely familiar with Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Deadwood, The Wire, and Homicide: Life on the Street. But what they may not realize is these engaging and often shockingly candid shows are all based on the vision of two writers-David Milch and David Simon.
Jason P. Vest, PhD, is associate professor in the University of Guam's division of English and applied linguistics in Mangilao, Guam.
"Vest argues that Milch and Simon are pioneers, that both are significant social realists, and that both are intentional authors; he supports this argument with careful, close textual reading and an accessible critical framework. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers" - Choice