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2 Liars -
on January 21, 2015
This book hit close to home, living in Oregon it's not an odd occurrence to hear about a serial killer - or a man that snaps one day killing his wife and three children unfortunately. But the story between the author Michael Finkel and Longo is both fascinating and disgusting. Longo's story was interesting, seeing how he was raised - the family he came from and having been disfellowshipped from the Jehovah's Witnesses myself I found the connection both interesting and irritating.
Longo's struggles to be a decent human being did not come through this story - what you hear is a story developing as does his non-existent character. Because Longo is devoid of any human characteristics. He is nothing more than a pathological liar that decided to rid himself of his family - killing those poor children and discarding them into the murky waters boarding the Oregon Coast so that he may start a new chapter in his life.
I find the relationship between Finkel and Longo to be similar, but Finkel uses the illustrations as a way to apologize for his actions working for the New York Times, and I understand the stress he put himself through plagiarizing his story. The connection is there, and at times made me sick to my stomach.