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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The heartbreaking story of Becky Watts by her father. Ed Gein is infamous as the inspiration behind more than one of our cinematic bogeymen – Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Silence of the Lambs ‘ Buffalo Bill being the most notable examples, but as ever the truth is far stranger, more horrific, shocking and plain insane than fiction could ever hope to be film audiences would reject half the occurrences within for being too outlandish to be plausible, but unfortunately this is all real.

How does this book looks? However, there are no exaggerations other than what newspaper and television journalists made up, which the author graphically describes with barely concealed snickers, well-deserved in my opinion.

Raised by the aforementioned mother and a weak-willed, alcoholic and abusive father, Gein was always considered an oddball, meek and polite but completely unequipped to socialise with others early opportunities were halted by Mommy Dearest who, of course, thought that every friend Ed made at school was wicked and stopped him from seeing them.

Deviant | Harold Schechter

A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment places the current controversy over media violence in a broad historical context. Regardless of how it made me feel while reading it, I gotta say that I never found myself bored due to the manner of how it was written, which is like a novel, and the book ended-up being very interesting.


Item s unavailable for purchase. Till Death Do Us Part. The review must be at least 50 characters long. I normally don’t read a lot about “real” serial killers, preferring to stick with the fictional kind, but this book was highly recommended by a friend, and I quickly saw why.

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Although Ed Gein was no chainsaw-wielding maniac, he first cured and then wore the skins of the deceased. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Serial killerspopular culture. Please review your cart. Green River, Running Red. The adult crimes which were caused by mental illness enhanced by childhood abuse or poverty is common, gentle reader. A Psychopath and His Victims. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It’s fairly obvious the author isn’t an expert in psychology because he uses some really doubtful quotes and psychological interpretations in places.

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Sep 16, Gene rated it really liked it. It schrchter 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 only 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.

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“Deviant: True Story of Ed Gein, The Original Psycho “

harlld Beyond that, though, I’d say this is probably the book to read if you’re interested in learned about the fascinating story of Ed Gein. I never knew he was a short man he stood only 60 inches.


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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein’ is one of those books almost all of you, my primarily gentle and, sad to say, mostly duplicitous readers, will deny having the stomach to read at all.

The actual depravities of Ed Gein are terrible even when described in the factual manner the author is careful to maintain throughout the book.

This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat April 19, Imprint: 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. You submitted the following rating and review. The Haunting of Hill House. I love all of Schechter’s books but this one is totally my favorite.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Thanks for telling us about the problem. From “America’s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers” Boston Book Review comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation-and redefined the meaning of the word dwviant.

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