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Buried Dreams: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

This book was amazing. It has portions of interviews with John Wayne Gacy Jr. I found myself thinking about his crimes even when I wasn't reading the book. It's a great read for anyone interested in serial killers and sociopaths.

posted by Anonymous on September 4, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Slow, hard to follow, boring

Don't listen to the other reviews. I did and wasted my money. This book is very slow, jumps around without a clear path of where it is going, and is boring. I've read other books about John Wayne Gacy and learned nothing more from this one. The entire book consists off ...
Don't listen to the other reviews. I did and wasted my money. This book is very slow, jumps around without a clear path of where it is going, and is boring. I've read other books about John Wayne Gacy and learned nothing more from this one. The entire book consists off of Gacy guessing what he did. He says he doesn't remember anything and blacked out for all of the killings. He isn't even sure he really committed them. You do not get into the mind of Gacy. You basically get a third party sitting there saying well, this is what I guess happened. The book focuses on Gacy trying to outsmart the doctors and not really telling a bit of truth. It skips over half of the murders because Gacy says he doesn't remember them. And the ones he does he only remembers the boy themselves but not killing them. The book spends most of its time telling you about how he met the boys but doesn't go into his mind or what he was thinking at the time of the killings. This book was a waste of my time and money. I have read hundreds of true crime books and this one is probably the worst on my list. Please don't waste your money and don't listen to the other reviews. I did and I'm not sure what book they were reading but it was not this one.

posted by dallascinderonyx on January 25, 2012

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

    Good book.

    I liked this book pretty well. It gives a lot of insight into Gacy. A very sick character.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 21, 2012

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