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 adult crimes which were caused by mental illness enhanced by childhood abuse or poverty is common, gentle reader. View all 8 comments.

Mar 06, Jenna rated it really liked it Shelves: We appreciate your feedback. Worse, violence and cruelty are often passed down for generations, cracking apart the most normal but vulnerable minds in childhood, passing on the trauma in different ways in adulthood to following generations. How does this book looks? This book was originally recommended to me by a psychiatrist I worked with when I worked in mental health.

Review quote “Top-drawer true crime. Preview — Deviant by Harold Schechter. The Serial Killer Whisperer. Never mind, gentle reader.

The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile—and even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. I’ve actually read the same author’s book on the serial killer H.

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

To ask other readers questions about Deviantplease sign up. I visited that place many times with my father but don’t remember seeing Ed Gein but I probably was shown him. A Psychopath and His Victims.

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Cries in the Desert. People have complained about not being deep enough, but I’d suggest another kind of research since this book I’ll venture to say was written for the curious and maybe criminology amateurs svhechter not for psychiatry or psychology students. You’ve successfully reported this review.

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The title should be at least 4 characters long. Salt of the Earth. Yet somehow Schechter’s Deviant filled me with pity and sorrow rather than horror and revulsion. His mother’s farm house — where he lived, killed and crafted after her death — was a charnel house of horrors, filled with the victims of his killings, his collection of body snatching bits and pieces, and all of his human leatherworking.

Using primary sources such as newspaper clippings and court records, he supplies thorough documentation of every case he profiles, while still managing to create compelling narratives and fully fleshed-out characters.

Deviant is a character-study of Edward Gein, the notorious killer, serial-ghoul, whose crime will always be memorable, mostly for the inspiration that it contributed to the making of Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs.

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What does that say about them? April 19, Imprint: Views Read Edit View history. More specifically I would recommend this book to individuals who are interested in if sexual repression is a contributing factor to psychosis. My understa This book has so much significance for me.


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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jan 22, Fishface rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. The fascination with serial killers lives within me and has done for many years now.

I would recommend this case study to individuals that are interested in how sexuality might influence deviant behaviors. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

It is icky, too. Sep 16, Gene rated it really liked it. In this sense, such evil is the fault of most of us. I probably shouldn’t have read most of this late at night. This is the kind of book that raises the hair on the back of your neck. Oct 08, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: My Life Among the Serial Killers.