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Schechter tends to choose one word titles for his books: As for just why Ed Gein has had such a lasting impression on our collective psyches, this book doesn’t quite pin it down but gets points for making a decent attempt.

On the morning of November 16,Plainfield hardware store owner Bernice Shocjing disappeared. Jan 22, Amy rated it liked it. Preview — Deviant by BookRags.

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

Taking a peek around the web, I guess that Mr. 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 it is obvious that Shory transvestitism went a lot further than most – instead of wearing women’s clothing he much preferred wearing their skin yeesh.

This is his story—recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time. Retrieved December 15, stoory Share your thoughts with other customers.

Gein is said to have been an inspiration behind the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a favorite of many horror movie fans, including this one, which made the book all the more addicting.

La Crosse County, WisconsinU. My understanding is that Silence of the Lambs was also taken from this incident. Retrieved November 30, Photographs would show him across the country: Maybe that was his minor? As you can see, the subject matter is fascinating, and more than a little sensational, but it was mostly handled well imparting a fair geni of information in a very readable format.


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The brothers were generally considered reliable and honest by residents of the community. This was one of the most disturbing books that I’ve read in a while! Augusta had a paralyzing stroke shortly after Henry’s death, and Gein devoted himself to taking care of her.

I probably shouldn’t have read most of this late at night. And he was absolutely alone in the world. Harrald joint pseudonym with Jonna Gormley Semeiks Harold Schechter is a true crime writer who specializes in serial killers.

Customers who bought this item also bought. At any rate, I would like to read a valid and sound argument against it, as these types of arguments usually devolve into “appeals to emotion” — or perhaps more likely “circular reasoning”, or something like, “it’s bad because it’s bad,” which I’ve heard one too many times in my life — which are obviously invalid immediately.

Hiding your head in a hole in the ground to avoid reality may mean the rest of you will follow, in pieces. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsingathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered that Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin. My only real criti This book was originally recommended to me by a psychiatrist I worked with when I worked in mental health.

Gein confessed to killing two women — tavern owner Mary Hogan inand a Plainfield hardware store owner, Bernice Worden, in I was deeply engrossed in the book that I felt like I was in the small town watching all of the events unfold before my eyes.

Read the grisly altering of Clement Moore’s beloved poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” on page to get an idea. There were several moments when the writing stood out as especially good. When all is said and done Ed Gein was a sicko genius.

I’m nearly finished with “Deviant,” and about the only thing that I didn’t necessarily like about it was how the author called Ed Gein a “little man. Augusta was fervently religious, and nominally Lutheran. He also commits a murder, killing a tavern geib named Mary Hogue because of her evil ways. Quitting school at an early age, Truw was brainwashed by his religiously zealous and domineering mother, Agusta, whose philosophy was that all women-her being the only exception-were lustful, sinful and evil.


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

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 hte ended-up being very interesting. More specifically I would recommend this book to individuals who are interested in if sexual repression is a contributing factor to psychosis. Follow Us on Facebook. Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture.

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. Being a young married working man with children, I never really got the facts of the case.

She reserved time every afternoon to read to them from the Bible, usually selecting graphic verses from the Shociing Testament concerning death, murder, and divine retribution.

If Gibson marked it as to-read Jul 16, Sadly Rd thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is very shocking and saddening for the victims and families involved, but I was engrossed and read in virtually one sitting which is very unlike me.

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Sep 16, Gene rated it really liked it. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Oct 31, Jlsimon rated it really liked it. This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 23 December 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.