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Posted June 14, 2010
I found this book very interesting. It does contain some gory stories but that goes hand-in-hand with crime scene clean-up. The chapters discuss many different crime scenes and causes of death from the author's point of view as he visits each scene while temporarily working with the Crime Scene Clean-Up Company. There is one photo at the start of each chapter, and the photos are grainy because the paper is of the soft, cheaper kind. I would have liked to see a photo plate section. There are no photos of the scenes themselves, or the bodies. The photos are, for example, of an SUV for the chapter where the company had to go to Wisconsin to do a crime clean-up and they had just bought the new Mercedes SUV to use, and of a fly for the chapter on human stain etc. I don't want to see lots of gore, but the photos were disappointing and in some cases, not relevant (i.e. the SUV photo). The book itself however is very interesting and is written such that you want to keep reading and not put it down. The book rounds out the reviews of certain crime scenes by giving background and back stories about the crime and the deceased, such as the story about an old man who wore a Father Time outfit. This tends to humanize the victims and made the stories interesting, they are not stories merely of gore. The book reveals things that one doesn't think about regarding the aftermath of violent death.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 18, 2009
When this book focuses on the factual, it's an interesting read. It's definitely not for the squeamish but it is enlightening for anyone who wonders how disaster sites are dealt with after the police are through with the scene. Where the book starts to get creepy isn't in the details of the clean-up but in the author's philosophical waxings. He really appears to have some mental health issues that made this reader uncomfortable. He seems more voyeur than reporter. I was so disappointed in this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 17, 2010
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