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Cannibal Killers by Moira Martingale
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2009

This book was very interesting. Murder alone is interesting to listen to the reasons or the phsychology of these serial killers and what not but someone that kills and then consumes the body parts...yes, very intriguing. Most of these guys grow up with twisted childhoods and/or abuse, but the even more interesting ones are the very few who have semi-normal upbringings, like Jeffrey Dahmer. Like one day they just snap or what? Nature vs. nurture, interesting topic especially when it comes to killing, torturing and eating another human being. While I was reading I got pretty excited to read another book that this book referenced. One of the cannibals that is book mentions is Issei Sagawa, who I currently had never heard of, he was not a serial cannibal or anything, he killed and ate one girl. He wrote a book about his experience doing it, which is called "In the Fog." Moved to the top of my "to read" list i frantically searched for this book only to be dismayed to the fact that there are only Japenese versions...that I could find. If anyone came across a translated version..that would make my year. This Issei guy mudered a woman and consumed her, he spend a short period in a mental institue, before being declared sane, he then serves a 15 MONTH jail sentece. He gets out because he has an influential father for MURDER. Not only that, he basically becomes a celebrity in Japan, going on talk-shows, writing books, paiting and selling his art, all the while he is a free man that murdered a woman. Blows my mind.

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January 16, 2009 – Shelved
Started Reading
July 16, 2009 – Finished Reading
August 11, 2009 – Shelved as: 2009

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message 1: by Patrick (new)

Patrick the closest i've come to cannibalism is eating animal crackers shaped like the cast of scooby doo. theres a new serial killer article at pat magazine-

Kaffy Before I read this book I came across a documentary on Sagawa so it was interesting to see him in this book as well. If you're interested in the documentary, you can watch it here: - I really enjoyed it, it's creepy but also very intriguing.

Brittany Very cool, thank you, I am very interested!

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