Friday, January 16, 2009
MY LIFE AMONG THE SERIAL KILLERS
TITLE: MY LIFE AMONG THE SERIAL KILLERS
Inside the mind of the world's most notorious killers.
AUTHOR: HELEN MORRISON M.D.
Details: Non Fiction
For more than 25 years Dr. Helen Morrison has been studying and profiling serial killers in an attempt to understand why they kill and whether they are insane or just plain bad.
I'm not going to go into her theories and conclusions here, mainly because any attempt by me to summarize them would do her work no justice.
This is a fascinating, be it gruesome book. And although I realize it is necessary, I don't know how anybody could do this research for so long without becoming emotionally involved or emotionally withdrawn, while staying objective.
What I really appreciated about this book is that although some of the murders are described, this is done in a non-sensational way. The reader can keep their distance from the horror, to some extend at least.