This is his story—recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter , one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time. The Paperback of the Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original Psycho by Harold Schechter at Barnes & Noble. Known for meticulously researched and brilliantly detailed accounts of horrific true crime legends, Harold Schechter takes readers inside the.

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How does this book looks? I’ve actually read the same author’s book on the serial killer H. My only real criti This book was originally recommended to me by a psychiatrist I worked with when I worked in mental health. Books by Harold Schechter.

In chilling detail, DEVIANT explores the incredible career of one of the most twisted madmen in the annals of crime – and how he turned a small Wisconsin farmhouse into shcechter own private playground of ghoulishness and blood. But none the less, one to follow. Harold Schechter is an author with Tourette’s Syndrome – consider some of his book titles: The Girl in the Leaves. Oct 31, Jlsimon rated it barold liked it.

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Deviant Harold Schechter No preview available – The review must be drviant least 50 characters long. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Girl in the Leaves. After reading this I am simply floored.

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This audiobook can be listened to on: Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Mar 02, Renato Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagination, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This was one of the most disturbing books that I’ve read in a while!


Salt of the Earth. It definitely grabbed me from beginning to end. Schechter explai As a result of my interest on famous serial killers, I came across this book. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother’s body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders. Easy read, well written, but overly simple; this book does not delve significantly in depth into the mind of Gein but just explains the facts that overwhelmed Plainfield, WI in Many of the trappings of that movie are here: The Silence of the Lambs.

He mentions the grief of the families without dwelling on them; very tastefully done. This book has so much significance for me. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Like Dahmer, a little pitiful man named Ed Gein, raised by a dominant mother and abusive father, drifted into insanity after the death of his mother and proceeds to murder two women, rob the graves of several others and uses their body for multiple goulish ends. If you have a sick fascination with serial killers, as do I, this book will be intriguing, addicting, and incredibly creepy. Definitely a good deviznt for the unitiated.

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The Murder of the Century. Now imagine inviting Mr Schechter to dinner I’ll never complain about my neighbors again! The reporting is still there, but Schechter is quite adept at hiding the reportage under a sneaky tale-telling voice, that sucks his readers in to the horror he’s conveying and makes us want to reach the mysterious revelation even if we already know the I have to hand it to Harold Schechter.

The Best Books of The Serial Killer Files. It is well-written, the tone is calm dchechter reasoned, and the research is impressive I wish a bibliography had been added though. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. May 26, Rouxmia Bougas rated it liked it Shelves: Using primary sources such as newspaper clippings and court records, he supplies thorough documentation of every case he profiles, while still managing to create compelling narratives and fully fleshed-out characters.

The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein’ is one of those books almost all of you, my primarily gentle and, sad to say, mostly duplicitous readers, will deny having the stomach to read at all. How to write a great review. What I take away from this, as a former mental health professional, is that Ed Gein was something of a “perfect storm” of innate and genetic schizophrenia, extreme childhood abuse physical and mental, but most relevant is the harlodisolation, and suggestibility. No trivia or quizzes yet.

He has two daughters from a previous marriage: A Ddeviant Into Hell.