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Posted September 22, 2010
A Decent Read
This book is a simple read and provides detailed and interesting facts about the serial killer, Edward Gein, who Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were based off of. Harold Schechter does a good job telling about Gein's life from when he was a child all the way up to when he began committing murders and other crimes. Edward was a deranged man, especially after the death of his beloved mother, Augusta. Schecter also goes into gruesome detail about the unbelievable, evil things Ed Gein had done. Some parts of the book seem a bit tedious and boring to read but once you struggle through those parts, the book makes up for it towards the end. This book really made me think of how someone could do the awful things Ed had done and how no one expected him to do them in the little town he lived in. I'd definately reccomend this book to anyone that has a taste for true crime and serial killers. After reading this I sort of want to check out more of Schechter's works. Overall it was a decent read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 10, 2006
The movie pshyco did no justice in telling the true story about the original pshyco. This book made you glad you werent there to witness the carnage. The way the author told the story really put your there at his house, and it gets pretty nasty. You wouldnt have thought such a horrific person could be real. If you like books about serial killers and gore, this book is for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 20, 2011
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