Stephen Elliott’s interview with Hans Reiser:

I was curious whether I would learn something about his character I hadn’t known before. I was face-to-face with my murderer for the first time. Part of me wanted to like him, to believe there’s a shred of decency in everyone.

Elliott doesn’t paint a kind picture of Reiser, a man who is clearly intelligent, but lost either in self-denial, self-pity or, as Elliot suggests, little more than himself.