Deviant

Deviant

The Shocking True Story of the Original "psycho"

Book - 1998
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The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho , The Texas Chain Saw Massacre , and The Silence of the Lambs ...

From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" ( The Boston Book Review ) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation--and redefined the meaning of the word "psycho." The year was 1957. The place was an ordinary farmhouse in America's heartland, filled with extraordinary evidence of unthinkable depravity. The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile--and even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother's body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders. Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This is his story--recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Pocket Books,, 1998, ©1989.
ISBN: 9780671025465
Branch Call Number: 364. 1523 GEI S
Characteristics: xii, 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Nov 04, 2016

Well, folks - Here's a really chilling (right-to-the-bone) "post-Halloween" read for you all.

Welcome to the decidedly disturbed, deviant, and downright deranged world of the original (real-life) American psycho - Ed Gein - Who was (secretly) Plainfield, Wisconsin's #1 bad boy (in the baddest way), grave-robber, and unrivalled lunatic like no other.

Yes. Little Eddie Gein may have stood only 1.6 metres tall - But, boy, what lurked beneath that meek & mild-mannered facade of his was a certified monster who (are you ready for this?) fashioned trophies and keepsakes out of human bones and skin - Yikes! - And, hey! - That's not the worst of it!!

Believe me - This is one true-crime story that'll undoubtedly shock you right out of your socks!

Competently written by Harold Schechter - "Deviant" is definitely one of those books that proves, once again, that fact is (often enough) so much more horrific than fiction - Indeed.

(*Watch "Ed Gein" mini-bio video.... *Warning! - It may not be suitable for all viewers*)

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grouchykitty
Jan 27, 2016

Gein's acts will make your hot cocoa curdle in your tummy.

Grave robbing, skin body suits, dressing out women like deer, skull bowls and shrunken heads are hard to stomach.

Schechter has skillfully explored the different aspects of Gein - the meek little mad man who inspired characters like Leatherface, Norman Bates and the Wild Bill character from Silence of the Lambs.

Remember to take care of your skin ....Eddie Gein likes it nice and soft.

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