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Jeffrey Dahmer Story: An American Nightmare

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: And American Nightmare

This book is good if you want to read about the history of Milwaukee or if you want to know about the victoms pass and victom's familys. The beginning was okay I did not really like the beginning mutch as I like the middel of the book. I only like the parts where they t...
This book is good if you want to read about the history of Milwaukee or if you want to know about the victoms pass and victom's familys. The beginning was okay I did not really like the beginning mutch as I like the middel of the book. I only like the parts where they talk about Jeffrey Dahmer and how he killed his victoms and how Dahmer's life was as a teenager and a small chiled. But the ending was very good.

posted by _brandee-phipps_ on March 17, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

What was I reading again?

This was one of the most boring books I have read in a long time! There were chapters in this book that made me actually stop and think about what it was I was reading. There was so much information given that had nothing to do with the storey of Dahmer and the inform...
This was one of the most boring books I have read in a long time! There were chapters in this book that made me actually stop and think about what it was I was reading. There was so much information given that had nothing to do with the storey of Dahmer and the information that did pertain to him was repeated in every other chapter. I do not recommend this book...save your money!

posted by Anonymous on September 7, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    It was more about Milwaukee and Dahmer's victims than it was abo

    It was more about Milwaukee and Dahmer's victims than it was about Dahmer himself, but it was a good book. Very interesting. Just wish there was more about Jeffrey himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

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    Dahmer was your quintessential monster and in my opinion the, th

    Dahmer was your quintessential monster and in my opinion the, the most heinous serial killer to date.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Kind of shallow

    At only 200 pages, this book spends too much of its brief length discussing the impact Dahmer's crimes had on race relations in Milwaukee. That aspect of the case was interesting, but there wasn't enough about Dahmer himself, and too much about his social impact.

    Unlike some previous reviewers, I enjoyed the history lessons, but again there wasn't enough detail about Dahmer's history. The author mentions his parents' bitter arguments and divorce, and that the event may have been pivotal in Dahmer's development, but he hardly spends any time on it. What were the fights about? Why did the parents argue only over custody of the younger son? There just wasn't enough detail.

    If you know little about this case and want an entertainingly-written overview, then this book is for you. But if you're already familiar with the case and want more insight, look elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2007

    good and bad

    This book was good for the most part. the end was a little boring and i had to make myself read it. They go into too much detail about his case study and the debate about racism. The first half of the book was well written, it went into deep detail of the way he treated his victims and his living environment. If you haven't heard much about Dahmer, this is a must read because it gives a lot of information and background history.

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    Posted March 25, 2013

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    Posted August 17, 2009

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