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The Serial Killer Files the Serial Killer Files the Serial Ki... by Harold Schechter
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Nov 25, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, serial-killer, psychology, crime, ebook
Read from November 25, 2010 to April 25, 2011

Wow, I finally finished this book; after a couple of months! I started out on my interest in serial killers (and what makes them tick) last fall; half a year later I finally finished this most comprehensive guide on killers!

And really, this book has everything in it. It even reaches out of the strict realm of serial killing into some side branches like mass murderers. The only thing that really bothered me was the repitition of some of the stories. "Yes, I learned about Albert Fish's atrocities 10 pages ago. No need to repeat yourself." still, I can see why he author chose to do that, since this is largely also a reference work.

Otherwise, every single aspect from the killers themselves throughout history to catching them to their public reception is mentioned. A great guide and not necessarily meant for before-bedtime reading!
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Reading Progress

11/25/2010 page 12
11/25/2010 page 16
4.0% "The meaning of murder. Published 1966"
11/26/2010 page 65
15.0% "Read a bit more while driving and shopping and all that other bad stuff today."
11/26/2010 page 69
16.0% "So many different types of killers..."
12/12/2010 page 105
25.0% "Note: movie w/ Alec Baldwin"
12/12/2010 page 115
27.0% "Who knew that there were so many different "types" of killers?"
12/18/2010 page 185
44.0% "Who knew that there are so many different types..."
12/26/2010 page 217
51.0% "Movie: quills 2000"
12/27/2010 page 221
52.0% "Two books plus one earlier"
03/25/2011 page 278
66.0% "Wow, I hadn't read this book since I moved to my new city... how odd! Anyway, just continuing now."
03/26/2011 page 302
71.0% "I do like how this book keeps telling me the stories of the people as we go along. Just because Albert Fish was talked about 200 pages ago, doesn't mean that I necessarily remember his case study. I appreciate that!"
03/27/2011 page 326
77.0% "I think Albert Fish must be the sickest of all the psychos..."
04/24/2011 page 378
89.0% "Artwork time... Morbidest comics in the world!"
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