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The Mammoth Book of True Crime

The Mammoth Book of True Crime One of the greatest international authorities on the criminal mind has compiled this fascinating collection of true crime narratives He analyzes the motivation and mentality of America s most remarkab

  • Title: The Mammoth Book of True Crime
  • Author: Colin Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780948164705
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the greatest international authorities on the criminal mind has compiled this fascinating collection of true crime narratives He analyzes the motivation and mentality of America s most remarkable murderers.

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      Published :2019-02-16T09:05:10+00:00

    1 thought on “The Mammoth Book of True Crime

    1. Nothing like a big chunky book of true crime stories. A lot of these I had already read about but it was mixed with some new ones to me. Good book.

    2. This book was SO poorly written I almost stopped before finishing. Why didn't I? Because despite the near absence of cited references and the absurdly presumptuous conclusions of the author, the cases themselves were interesting.So if you can get past the blatantly sexist victim-blaming, the bizarrely drawn conclusions, the crappy editing job and the flat-out misinformation, you might enjoy it. But probably not.

    3. Fun in it's way. Can open to any page and read the (not always accurate) details of crimes throughout history through Wilson's objective eyes.

    4. I liked Colin Wilson's writing overall. He gave clear and succinct accounts of the different crimes, and I liked his use of categories. However, he needs to step away from the amateur psychology. He incorporated a lot of theories that have been out of favor with psychologists for quite some time, which was annoying but I stuck with the book. I finally got fed up with this book around the line "We recognize that a woman can be responsible for her own murder if she habitually wears low-cut dresses [...]

    5. Enjoyed the book but many mistakes source wise and factual errors. Did enjoy the interesting stories.

    6. 2 1/2 stars. Wow, this took me forever to finish. That's what happens when you are in college and you decide to read a 600+ page book. There may not be a lot of evidence on here (yet), but I am a crazy avid reader of True Crime. I also like a lot of the Mammoth books (I have so far read Cover-Ups and next have to read Pirates and The Beatles). Naturally I saw nothing wrong with reading a Mammoth Book of True Crime. Of course, the timing was a bit off. I can't say why I picked this up versus some [...]

    7. True Crime seen through the eyes of the demented (in a nice way) obsessive (always good) Colin Wilson, the author of "The Outsider."This fascinating British writer specializes in the 'underground' when there was a real 'underground.' It would take a whole room to collect all of Wilson's books - but every libarary must have at least four or five of his books.I am not a mega true crime fan, nevertheless this is a great page turner and bathtub reader - although the book is rather fat and heavy - so [...]

    8. Interesting where more stories were concerning crimes that happened in England and Europe rather than just in the United States. But because of this the Author kept going back constantly and referring to Jack The Ripper more and more often throughout the various chapters to do comparisons which ended up being quite tiring.Could be used as a reference volume for anyone interested in true crime stories.

    9. Not a bad book; very varied in terms of content yet I guess their was only so much crime I could take. I ended up feeling pretty bored by the end and so areas/subject matters failed to capture my interest entirely resulting in me skipping those chapters. I also felt certain key areas were missed out of the book also. BUT not a bad book by any means just not outstanding.

    10. Can we say, Run on sentences Into long, rambling paragraphs? The cases were interesting although the writer puts a lot of his own viewpoints into it. Saying some women are more vulnerable to rape/murder is fine, but, not when he attributes it to clothing, etc.

    11. This book was my introduction into the world of true crime back in my innocent naive middle school years. This book gave me so may nightmares and paranoia at the time but also got me hooked on the genre. thank you, Mammoth? ;D

    12. Sexist and homophobic author.Men are gay because of overbearing mothers? Fuck genetics. Women who are raped are at fault for accepting rides from men when stranded! Gee, they know men want sex so they must want it to happen!Let's not even get into the mountains of misinformation.

    13. Picked this up in a charity shop after work - a very tired purchase but fun to dip into on any page.

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