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Top Customer Reviews
That is where Autobiography shines.
The descriptions of gore and murder are detailed and highly creative. One scene involving a pipe and barbed wire still haunts me to think about it. The scenes read like a shooting script for a snuff film or a gory death metal bands lyrics sheets. Its hard to read but harder to put down because you keep asking yourself 'can it get worse?' And it does. It always does.
While I would have liked a little more scene description its understandable that, narrated in first person, that a killer probably wouldn't bother describing his environment and mood. Instead it feels authentic, like a real person telling you this stuff. Its also obvious that the writer researched a lot of serial killers and put in echoes, or nods, in the story, from Bundy's description of 'tension,' to BTK's 'projects,' and Jeffery Dahmer's love of power drills.The escalation of the killer from stalker to animal abuser to rapist to murderer to torturer also feels natural, as does the crimson-haze-like manic-depressive mood of Leif as he swings from depressed to psychotic and back between kills.
In summery, this story is dark and gory and not for the weak of heart. If you feel like a walk on the dark side or you like graphic depictions of murder, this story is for you. Or, perhaps, you just want to challenge yourself and see if you can handle being in the killers shoes for a few hours. Most, I suspect, cannot.
Also, as the author may have noted, I think the person who gave the one-star review did not read the book. Not enough gore? Are you kidding me? Any more gore and this book would be illegal to print.
That being said, the book still surprised me with its crudeness. It kind of made me want to go throw up. It really offered a true unfiltered look into the mind of someone deeply disturbed and twisted.
One thing I'll say about Autobiography of a Serial Killer is that it is a truly honest account of what went on inside the mind of Leif Damstroft. So if you want to understand what motivates such twisted minds as his, this book definitely will help you do that.
I advise against reading this book unless you have a very strong stomach and don't scare easily.