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The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough

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The Milwaukee Journal reporter who broke the Dahmer story spans the entire case, describing the dramatic scene when police first entered Dahmer's apartment; the fascinating science of forensics and how it was used to identify 16 victims; Dahmer's childhood; the personal stories of the victims' families; and much more. 16 pages of photographs.
Hardcover, 225 pages
Published December 31st 1991 by Citadel Press
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Paul Bryant
Sep 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime

Jeffrey Dahmer, the one-man abattoir, whose terrible life was a monument to waste, pain and squalor, makes us confront, once again, the business of being a human being and what that actually amounts to. Specifically, do we, in fact, have any free will or are we meat puppets?

Jeffrey killed 17 young men. From May to July 1991 he was killing one a week. He was trying to perfect a method of turning a young man into a sex zombie. There was a lot of trial and
Apr 04, 2016 rated it liked it
You are on the balcony, taking some rest after studying for an exam when you notice out the window that there is a man standing beside the light post in front of the building. You will get terrified when you witness him killing a girl. You will get in a panic more when you see him deeply staring and snickering at you. It occurs to you that the man could be a serial killer just the like of the characters you watch in movies. Then, your hair will stand on end when you notice that he points his fin ...more
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime
Not just another book on Jeff Dahmer. The writing is a little clumsy in spots, but the author was the first on the scene when the police were first searching his apartment; she even walked through the place herself. She was able to follow the story headline by headline as they proceeded through the firestorm surrounding the handling of Konarek Sinthasomphone's near-escape from Dahmer, all the way through the trial and victim's impact statements. It includes one detail of the crimes I never read ...more
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Holy crap, this dude was f'd up!!! I, like everyone else, knew who Jeffrey Dahmer was. But did not know all the details. Whelp.... I got them. I've known people I thought were out there. They weren't ....this guy was. Not only were the crimes horrid...but his crimes had major effects from the public towards law enforcement. Though I must say, I don't think race was the factor as much as homosexuality. I think the most tragic mistake was made because law enforcement lacked understanding about the ...more
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you've ever chanced upon a Wikipedia article about Jeffrey Dahmer and found yourself wanting to know more about the shocking and horrifying details of this Milwaukee massacre this is a book for you. Not only does it feed your curiosity with the brutal sensationalism of heads in refrigerator, close-calls with law enforcement and a lengthy and disturbing confession it's written by a journalist who covers all aspects of the case from a media standpoint. Beyond the hype of the murders, the book a ...more
jon fanny tallefors
Apr 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
An interesting book, focused more on the case and the sensationalism surrounding it rather than deep-going information about Dahmer himself. It offers a lot of information about the effects on and treatment of the victims’ families, the impact on the city and its communities, and also more hands-on information about the police investigation. One also gains an insight in how institutional racism and homophobia played a part in the case.
There were some things I found a bit questionable, like Sc
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of the better books on Dahmer as the writer was an actual reporter for the Milwaukee Journal and was one of the first people on the scene when Dahmer was arrested, and actually got to walk through the apartment before everything was taken out. There's a lot of great information on the case here that isn't in other sources, and there's some delving into the impact of the case on the Milwaukee police department and overall system in place there. Worth the read because there was things I hadn't ...more
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was and interesting and graphic read. I have always been interested in the story of JD. The author was easy to follow.
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough is about the infamous Jeffery Dauhmer. The main characters are Jeffery Dauhmer and the author. Dauhmer ran into trouble by getting caught and that was his problem, the author problem was trying to get a good story for the newspaper. They did not have adventures unless if you say interviewing people is an adventure. My favorite character is the author because even though she is only a reporter she still went into Jeffery Dauhmer's apartment, and I think she is ve ...more
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy hell.

This book was fascinating and perfectly done from page one. I was hooked. Author did an amazing job of delving into Dahmer's life and depicting it accurately, not to mention in an easy to read manner. I've always been fascinated by serial killers, an Dahmer has topped the charts of American crimes. It was good to read it from an honest view, though at times, the author did put too much of herself into the book, and while disconcerting, it didn't take away from anything in it.

I would
Jeremy Godfrey
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A very well written book the most in depth book i have ever read on Jeffrey Dahmer it goes in detail of what happened to the cops that brought the boy back to Dahmer and what happened after to there lives the residents of where he lived and also the cops and the family's also a lot more detail much more than i could mention 5 stars plus would love to read it again one day(less)
Mar 17, 2017 rated it liked it
This book got pretty boring after a while. Had to skim through a lot of the chapter about police in Milwaukee. Very biased reporting. Learned a lot about Dahmer, but could have just read the Wikipedia entry.
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
I am not one for book reports, so I'll keep my review short and sweet. I found this book very repetitive and I found that towards the end I had to force myself to stop daydreaming and focus on what I was reading.
Apr 10, 2016 marked it as to-read
Own in hardback.

FS: "Police Officers Rolf Mueller and Robert Rauth were finishing their four P.M.-to-midnight shift in Milwaukee's Third Police District."

LS: "Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to fifteen consecutive life terms, or 957 years, in prison."
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is probably one of the best books to read on Dahmer. Was definitely informative.
Jul 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Crazy book!
Aug 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: serial-killers
That's some CARAZZY shizzz...I never realized how sordid and bizarre his "interests" were. As my mother would say (usually about Michael Jackson), "A sick individual."
Aurora Croft
Didn't get to finish this book. Got about half way through though.
Mrs. Roy
May 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Ridiculous, I know, but I enjoy reading about evil sometimes. Don't read this one if you're squeamish...
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