Journey Into Darkness (Mindhunter #2)
We first met Douglas in Mindhunter, which told the story of his brilliant and terrifying with the FBI until his retirement in 1995. And now, again with coauthor Mark Olshaker, he goes even further. We accompany him on the Journey Into Darkness that marks every case he examines; every instance in which he helps police identify the unknown perp...more
Having read Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, I was intrigued enough to look into some other true crime books by John Douglas. Journey Into Darkness claims to look into the why's of criminal deviant (mainly sexual) behaviour, and offers to explain the inner workings of these criminals minds. Although going into this I knew the descriptions and details of various violent crimes would be intense, I found them a little bit to ...more
All told, this is a fascinating book... not for the faint of heart, some of the material is graphic and hard to read.
It is about as close to looking in the face of evil as most people would want to go.
Douglas did write about some interesting cases that I hadn't read about before, and the book held ...more
But whatever his merits as a profiler are, his ability to author a coherent, interesting book is nil.
He constantly loses focus and goes off on tangents completely irrelevant to the subject at hand.
Three long and boring chapters are devoted to one murder, that of a female Marine.
He goes into excruciating detail of her family's history in the most stultifying prose i ...more
Published in the mid to late 90s, Douglas shares his experiences with some cases that were, at the time, topical. One of the last chapters is dedicated to how Douglas would've advised LA ...more
Also as someone who doesn't have children I found the first 200 pages boring and very hard to read, I almost lost interest. ...more
Ms Collins was a Marine, killed just before graduating from Arlington. John Douglas took a really interesting approach to how he presented her story; first, beginning the book from the point of ...more
I will put a disclaimer here, in case no one reads further. Even though in many ways this book is less graphic than some of his others, it deals a ...more
The first few chapters of the book are in the Mindhunter mold, with Douglas at times sharing a rapid-fire accounting of the interesting details from many of the serial criminal cases on which he consulted during his storied career, punct ...more
Прекрасно снятый сериал, с замечательными актерами, да еще и про маньяков и серийных убийц! Прелесть!
Речь в нем идет о команде агентов ФБР- профайлеров, которые охотятся на серийных убийц, насильников и других мерзопакостных персонажей, пытаясь проникнуть в мысли убийцы, понять его действия и предугадать его последующие шаги.
Естественно, я не могла пройти мимо книги, написанной Джоном Дугласом - реальным проф ...more
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Where I do not think there is much hope. . .is when we deal with serial killers and sexual predators, the people I have spent most of my career hunting and studying. These people do what they do. . .because it feels good, because they want to, because it gives
them satisfaction. You can certainly make the argument, and I will agree with you, that many of them are compensating for bad jobs, poor self-image, mistreatment by parents, any number of things. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to be able to rehabilitate them.”