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- Print Length: 179 pages
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- Publication Date: April 30, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K2DP62W
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The Deadly Dozen: America's 12 Worst Serial Killers (American Serial Killers) Kindle Edition
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The choices of serial killers in this book was good. While I am no real fan, collector or buff of this type of thing I did find a few individuals covered that I had never heard of.
I also liked the fact that the information given about how each individual killer did in their victims was described but not embellished with gore.
This book read well, didn't take a long time to read, kept my attention and I didn't feel like I wasted my time when it was over. I would definitely read another Robert Keller book again if given the chance.
And since author Robert Keller included the likes of such fiendish fellows (in the order they are examined in the book) as David Berkowitz, William Bonin, The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy, Ed Corll, Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert Fish, John Wayne Gacy, Randy Kraft, Dennis Rader, Richard Ramirez, and Gary Ridgway, I'd say he did a better than average job of zeroing in on a more than worthy personal pick of some of the absolute worst ever.
Keller's The Deadly Dozen would be a relatively quick read for most, but it is written and researched quite well. Of course it contains a copious list of frightening and decidedly disturbing details about the personal background and the bevy of crimes of each killer, but the macabre material is handled quite tastefully in most cases, and even the faint of heart will still probably be enthralled while reading the book.
And yes, it's yet another one of those biopics that really is hard to put down. In fact, while reading The Deadly Dozen, I just had to keep turning those pages. Not necessarily because it's all that enjoyable in any way, shape or form, to delve a little too deeply into the malefic minds of such murderous men, but because I sincerely believe that most people are fascinated in one way or another by serial killers.
After all, if you're not like them (and most of us, hopefully, are definitely not), there does seem to be an irresistible urge that most ordinary folks have, to get into the demonic heads of such horrifically motivated hellions, if only just to figure out exactly what it is that makes them tick. Or what makes them kill, rather. Perhaps the human race, that marvel of the universe that can send men to the moon, but is still capable of such incredible depths of senseless, brutal savagery and inhumanity to mankind itself, will never really know why.
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Read it straight through.