The act of killing itself, is taboo in society. People kill for many reasons though, some of them understandable, but others are totally unfathomable. However, more gruesome than killing by usual means like stabbing, shooting or poisoning, is the act of butchery after the murder.
The motives for murder and serial killing, according to psychologists, ranges from thrill seeking and anger to attention seeking and financial gain. Although it might seem sickening, these killers and psychopaths exist in the past and the present time, and some of them still have their freedom and are lurking in different corners of the world.
Mutilating, dismembering, slaughtering and, even worse, eating a fellow human is beyond reason; an act that is horrific and probably not the work of a sane individual.
This book lists the most disgusting and disconcerting crimes in history: various stories of strange serial killers who chopped up, violated, cooked, and ate their victims.
From real-life vampires and werewolves who drank blood and ate raw human flesh, to butcher killers who mutilate, sexually abuse, chop and eat their victims for reasons of Satanism, sexual gratification and revenge upon society.
This book is jam-packed with mystery, gore and unbelievable true stories of serial killers.
This book went into some great detail on the minds of these people. I wouldn’t record the book for ages under 15 as though it can be very gruesome in some parts.55
Love the range of the different timelines of the stories!!55
Something nice to read on a commute or just for fun, short and quick35
This collection of murderers turned my stomach more than usual. It is filled with the worst sick people. Some you feel bad for but always feel worse for their victims.55
A great way to kill some time with some good stories !55
Not many facts mostly gross25
The book was a short one. I liked how the author got right to the facts and explored killers from around the world. But I didn’t like the conclusion. It sounded like something a high schooler would have written for their literature paper. Overall it was alright for a quick read.45
Good read some pictures of the criminals would have added some more detail35
Very good book a real good read.55
Book contained interesting information - I’ll give it that. However the punctuation, and lack thereof, made it fairly difficult to follow. The run on sentences and incorrect insertion of commas leads me to believe the author and whoever edited this book did not know/care about the final outcome. The format of each individual case was different throughout the book. Again, the information was interesting… but the delivery was seriously lacking.35