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Part 3, Chapters 19 through Deviant was an absolutely disturbing yet absorbing read. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Nick marked it as to-read Nov 28, It’s this friendship with a young boy, Bob Hill, that apparently prompts Ed to show off one of his prized trophies – a pair of preserved heads that he says were sent to him by a relative from the South Seas.

Feb 10, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gein was also considered a suspect in several other unsolved cases in Wisconsin, including the disappearance of Evelyn Hartleya La Crosse babysitter.

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Maybe this book could be appeal to a certain audience, but this is written like a dime store novel shoxking of an informative exploration into the mind of what is possibly the most notorious killer that this nation has ever seen. Definitely a good read for the unitiated. This is one of the best true crime books I have ever read. Oct 15, Jenny Jo Weir rated it liked it Shelves: What made him do what he did seems so clear, so much a fault of outside tue or forces beyond his control — abuse, isolation, mental illness, gender dysphoria, religious fervour, neglect — that I couldn’t and can’t muster anger at Shofking for his crimes.


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.

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As the case unfolds, Ed admits to robbing graves but refuses to admit to murder, insisting that his shooting of Bernice must have been accidental and that he doesn’t remember the details that came after.

Jun 29, Susanne rated it really liked it.

Marissa Gibson marked it as to-read Jul 16, Plus, how is it possible that someone who was only proven to have killed 2 people, inspire some of the scariest and most iconic movie killers of all time!?! The reporting is still there, but Schechter is quite adept at hiding the reportage under a sneaky tale-telling voice, that sucks his readers in to the horror he’s conveying and makes us tbe to reach the mysterious revelation even if we already know the outcome.

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The caskets were inside wooden boxes; the top boards ran crossways not lengthwise. Read reviews that mention true crime harold schechter norman bates well written texas chainsaw chainsaw massacre silence of the lambs serial killer serial killers robert bloch body parts true story edward gein eddie gein buffalo bill easy read mental illness highly recommended even though domineering mother.

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

The Gein farmhouse was burned by unknown suspects during the time that Gein was standing trial for his insanity. Yet somehow Schechter’s Deviant filled me with pity and sorrow rather than horror and revulsion.

David Hilbish marked it as to-read Feb 10, View the Lesson Plans. Harold Schechter delivers as always with another biography of one of the most famous psychopaths that ever lived: Retrieved December 15, Gein was around 5 foot 7, so I guess that he was a “little man,” but I’m not convinced that it added to the story.

Archived from the original on August 17, Institutionalized in the Mendota Mental Health Institute.