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A very different love story: Burt and Linda Pugach's intimate account of their triumph over tragedy Hardcover – 1976

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  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Morrow (1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688030890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688030896
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,346,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By M. McDonald on January 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
I read this book years ago, when it was published in 1976 (long before Amazon). What prompted me to write a review is the article I read in the "New York Times" today reporting the death of Linda Riis Pugach on Tues. Jan. 22, 2013. The article gives a good recap of the story and of their life up to date. Burt and Linda dated for a time, broke up, and she began seeing another man. Early one morning she answered her door, a man pushed in and she felt something splash on her face. That something was lye, which did not scar her face but left her near blind. Burt was ultimately convicted and spent 14 years in prison. Upon release, he again pursued her and ultimately, they married. I remember thinking at the time: What kind of love is this? and now, after learning they stayed together all these years, I still wonder what the connection was. Burt is still living and said, when interviewed Wed, by telephone, "Ours was a storybook romance." Really? Sounds sick to me. Regardless, the book was an in-depth description of all the events, a real page turner. I highly recommend it, especially for True Crime fans (like me).

Note: I just re-read this book and would like to make these additional points: The author is sympathetic to Burt's case, particularly as to his state of mind (i.e., sane versus insane); the words, thoughts and actions of Burt are as told to the author; and Burt never takes responsibility for any of his actions. It is always someone else's fault. Thus, you must take Burt's views and deeds with a grain of salt.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cassandra on September 25, 2014
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Nice and f*cked up tale about two very f*cked up people.
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