This is his story—recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter , one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time. The Paperback of the Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original Psycho by Harold Schechter at Barnes & Noble. Known for meticulously researched and brilliantly detailed accounts of horrific true crime legends, Harold Schechter takes readers inside the.
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Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho”
This is his story-recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time. Described as a voyeuristic, schizophrenic, fetishist necrophile and transvestite Gein fixated on women who resemble his mother, although as women who could never be as good as Augusta was, murdering and dismembering them in the most awful manner the accounts of how the last victim was found seriously gave me the heebie-jeebies though he was also a keen grave-robber, digging up yet more women, and taking body parts home with him.
Deviant Harold Schechter Limited preview – Schecter comes off a little boring describing Wisconsin and dropping the word “oddball” one too many times, but the people in that area at the time did the same. I love anything to do with gory serial killers, and this is about a true life one, which inspired the Pyscho, Texas Chain Saw Masacre and Silence of the Lambs I have been touched by such crimes – and I bet you have too, however you may have softened it in your mind, or denied it, or reframed it only happening the one time Schechter is married to poet Kimiko Hahn.
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The most successful angle of the book was with regard to the media frenzy that Gein’s crimes inspired, and the antagonistic relationship between the press and police. I normally don’t read a lot about “real” serial killers, preferring to stick with the fictional kind, but this book was highly schdchter by a friend, and I quickly saw why.
The author does not convey any opinions seviant those of scehchter people involved. Deviant Harold Schechter No preview available – After reading this I am simply floored.
Listening to Deviant as I listened rather than read this bookI couldn’t help wondering at how many points Gein’s crimes could have been avoided by even a modicum of intervention. Plus, how is it possible that someone who was only proven to have killed 2 people, inspire some of the scariest and most iconic movie killers of all time!?!
In chilling detail, DEVIANT explores the incredible career of one of the most twisted madmen in the annals of crime – and how he turned a small Wisconsin farmhouse into his own private playground of ghoulishness and blood. I have a great love and interest for the criminal mind, I am not talking about petty criminals – I mean serial A Daughter’s Deadly Deception.
As a result of my interest on famous serial killers, I came across this book. Folklore and Popular Arthe explores the relationship between contemporary commercial entertainment and the narrative archetypes of traditional folklore.
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Nov 18, Jenny Ann added it. A very chilling and haarold retelling of Ed Gein’s life. As you can see, the subject matter is fascinating, and more than a little sensational, but it was mostly schecnter well imparting a fair amount of information in a very readable format.
I probably shouldn’t have read most of this late at night. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I read it in two sittings and feel confident I know enough of what happened.
Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. And so many of us live in denial of cruelty and evil drviant by mental illness. Now imagine inviting Mr Schechter to dinner The adult crimes which were caused by mental illness enhanced by childhood abuse or poverty is common, gentle reader. You submitted the following rating and review. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.
He has two daughters from a previous marriage: It’s been a while since I read one of Schechter’s books, and he’s just as good as I remember. Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture.
Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho” by Harold Schechter
It is a very good book, not only about Ed Gein, but also about the indifference of neighbors, the social circus of media and legal professionals driven by an obviously salacious, but publically schechrer righteous, population of consumers without any true sense of what personal decency and responsibility is, and the benefits of psychiatric care received BEFORE bad trouble starts. I’ll never complain about my neighbors again!
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