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A Father's Story by Lionel Dahmer
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Jul 18, 2011

really liked it
Read on July 18, 2011

This was a very disturbing read because the father seems so normal, the family seems dysfunctional, but not exceptionally so, and yet I had to feel that something is missing in the story. What Dahmer did was so extreme. So I'm not sure how reliable this narrator is. But for anyone who writes or reads mysteries, it's fascinating material.
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David Brown I also had doubts about how honest and reliable Lionel Dahmer was being in this book.

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Polygraph Wow, Im so glad Im not the only one. I feel that something is certainly amiss here, that we are not getting the whole story, especially when the mom and dad are completely in disagreement to his upbringing. The moms interview on stone philips got me thinking that the dad may not be so forthcoming in all of this, and just his demeanor in the interview struck me as odd. Especially the part where Stone asked Lionel if he had anything to say to his son and he couldnt even say 'son i love you' or 'im sorry' right after Jeff told his dad he loved him. I thought it was very sad.

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