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The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, Updated and Expanded Edition
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I was a freshman in high school, doing an overly ambitious research project on Ted Bundy. He had captured my imagination in the movie, and his recent execution left him lingering in my thoughts. As I was ...more
God, I just can't get over the last few lines in the book. The realization that Kimberly Leach was only 12 years old, the same age as Elizabeth's own daughter at the time, and how Bundy's assurances that she and her daughter were safe from him were an outright lie.
Or his admittance to either considering or outright trying to kill her on multiple occasions.
Or the last few lines of that final letter he sent her, threatening her and everyone she loved had the ...more
All I can say is that Elizabeth is a hero. I don't judge her for any of the ways she reacted in this retelling of her life. I know if I found out somebody I loved was a brutal serial killer, I'd be destroyed and traumatized for life.
That she managed to move on, raise her daughter and find love again is a testament to how strong she is as a woman.
It seems very ...more
This is just one of the most interesting serial killers I’ve ever read about. It baffles me to read about someone with an obvious severe case of personality disorder. How someone can flip a switch so easy it makes you wonder if he had a disorder at all. He could seem so normal and keep it together so easily or so it seemed. Wow is all I can say at this point.
I don't know what make this not as fascinating as A Father's Story. Could it be the writing? But it could be also that Bundy is too good of an actor. He is freaking good at hiding his true nature and put on a facade of the All American golden boy. With Dahmer, he shows unusual behaviour and characteristics that we can pinpoint, things like ...more
Liz is a 25 year old divorcee and Mother of a young daughter. She meets Ted, a charming law student, falls in love, and thinks she’s on track towards a marriage and a nice life.
Unfortunately lies, thefts, and evidence of other woman hurt her (though surprisingly no violence). When descriptions of a murderer named Ted that fit her Ted start ...more
I'm probably one of the few people who thinks Ted Bundy's interview with James Dobson and his salvation were genuine and that he really did hate what he had done. Too many books and documentaries about Bundy focus on the awful things he did (as they should), but they never attempt to show his human side.
This book does exactly that. It shows that Ted Bundy was not a monster, but a man who somehow got lost along the way and started doing the most terrible things. I love that ...more
The honesty of the author's account of her life with Ted Bundy is remarkable. Kendall freely admits her own shortcomings which may have attracted Ted to her in the first place. She does not deny any facet of her relationship with Ted and while some readers have found her to be irritating in her inconsistencies, I felt it made her human and actually gave her credibility.
Unfortunately, now having read the source material for the wildly ...more
I was searching for this book almost manically. It isn’t available in any of the libraries in my area and it is out of print everywhere online. It currently sells on ebay for $2000. Yes, it is that precious and people are now looking for it more than ever, all because of the recent Ted Bundy movie, Extremely Wicked Shockingly ...more