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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Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho” by Harold Schechter

If Looks Could Kill. Because You Loved Me. See 1 question about Deviant…. Collections of human heads turned into masks, chairs made from human skin, and body parts sewn into yet more furniture abounded through Ed’s house of horrors local kids had been telling stories for years of Gein’s shrunken heads, which were written off by their parents as wild imaginations and schechtdr is obvious that Gein’s transvestitism went a lot further than most – instead of wearing women’s clothing he much preferred wearing their skin yeesh.

Oct 15, Jenny Jo Weir rated it liked it Shelves: 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. But it makes for fascinating, and at times scary reading.

It’s fairly obvious the author isn’t an expert in psychology because he uses some really doubtful quotes and psychological interpretations in places. Account Options Sign in. May 11, Imprint: About this title Audio Format. The Serial Killer Whisperer.


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Of all the serial killers I have read about, Ed Gein seems the deiant deserving of pity, and Schechter’s Deviant deepened my feelings. We truly are a society which is paying for our sin of not treating mental illness quickly or adequately, before it turns into something monstrous. Four out of ten people in any room have experienced childhood abuse.

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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.

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

Dexter in the Dark. No trivia or quizzes yet. What they uncovered in his farm house of horrors is beyond disturbing. Review quote “Top-drawer true crime. The most successful angle of the book was with regard to the media frenzy that Gein’s crimes inspired, and the antagonistic relationship between the press and police. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. References to this book Geographic Profiling D. Regardless of how it made me feel while reading it, I gotta say that I never found myself bored due to the manner This was one of the most disturbing books that I’ve read in a while!


In the Middle of the Night. Published October 1st by Gallery Books first published The Silence of devuant Lambs. I recommend this book, but with severe warnings to those still experiencing any flashbacks from any personal traumas.

This is his story—recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time. Sadly I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is very shocking and saddening for the victims and families involved, but I was engrossed and read in virtually achechter sitting which is very unlike me.

Holmes so I expected it to be pretty good. Only mentally-ill people can easily do necrophiliac stuff like this. Many of the trappings of that movie are here: Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I took the plunge and bought this book on Amazon.

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As a result of my interest on famous serial killers, I came across this book. Please review your cart.

This is the kind of book that raises the hair on the back of your neck. I think I dated this guy.