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Download Blood Will Out The True Story of a Murder a Mystery and a Masuerade Book Ê 255 pages ì In the summer of 1998 Walter Kirn then a young novelist struggling with fatherhood and a dissolving marriage set out on a peculiar fateful errand to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog Er and art collector Thus began a fifteen year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun house world of an outlandish eccentric son of privilege who one day would be shockingly unmasked as a brazen serial impostor and brutal double murderer Kirn's one of a kind story already excerpted in The N What in the hell did I just read? What should have been an incredibly interesting book about Clark Rockefeller turn into a bloviating schizophrenic book that was all over the place and about the author than Clark Rockefeller Seriously?? It was 250 pages of pure torture

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Ew Yorker of being duped by a real life Mr Ripley takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the posh private club rooms of Manhattan to the hard boiled courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles In Blood Will Out Kirn lays bare a Dreiseresue tale of class self invention and the great American con 35 Stars Recently I sought out the advice and guidance of someone whom I respect and admire who I hope might become a mentor in a uiet occasional way In the course of our conversation a relevant fact about a mutual acuaintance was disclosed And then an opinion to be cautious was offered The information tripped me up emotionally as much as it shocked me I felt duped and manipulated by this mutual connection realizing they had painted a very different picture of themselves in the few months that we'd spent getting to know one another But later in the uiet of my own mind I replayed our conversations and interactions and accepted what I didn't want to the signs had been there but because this individual flattered my ego while also appealing to my tendency to protect wounded vulnerable creatures I allowed myself to be reeled in I am now faced with unreeling connection and releasing this person gently for this soul means no harm But the older I get the determined I am to immerse myself in healthy relationships and set some healthy distance between me and the intolerably neurotic Fortunately it didn't take me as long as Walter Kirn to realize I'd been duped Nor is my manipulator remotely close to the sociopathic depths of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter aka Clark RockefellerChris C CroweChris ChichesterCharles SmithChip Smith For fifteen years Gerhartsreiter flitted in and out of Walter Kirn's life as Clark Rockefeller yes those Rockefellers reeling in Kirn through a carefully crafted set of duplicities until Gerhartsreiter Rockefeller was exposed as a calculated killer But even shocking ultimately is that Kirn allowed himself to be hoodwinked ignoring all the signs including his own disuietude Walter Kirn a novelist and journalist works some kind of strange magic in Blood Will Out It is a memoir because it's really about Kirn and this strange sad fascinating period in his life It's the story of how a self absorbed writer became the dupe of a self absorbed murderer It is also a treatise on how Western literature and American pop culture shaped the motives and MO of a brilliant twisted mind As Kirn posits Some people kill for love and some for money but Clark I'd grown convinced had killed for literature Whatever could he mean? Read this and find out; Kirn does an excellent job of connecting the literary and cinematic dots Funny I have absolutely no recollection of the 2008 kidnapping incident nor of last year's murder trial and subseuent guilty verdict and life in prison sentence for the Christian Gerhartsreiter My first encounter with this story was via a Fresh Air with Terri Gross interview several weeks ago Kirn and his story were so compelling I sought out this memoir It's a uick wry read Kirn manages to come off as both self effacing and narcissistic but that's utterly in keeping with the author of Up In The Air which you probably know better as a movie starring George Clooney and Vera Farmiga In fact Vera Farmiga's character? Yep Kirn has a way with duplicitous people Wow Now that I think about it exactly a year ago this week I had to slice off contact with a virtual acuaintance who went a wee bit postal on me Another needy lost soul who played on my inherent naïveté and desire to please Or maybe it's the writer in me wanting to hang on long past the point of common sense because I know there's a good story in there somewhere I need to do a better job of separating life from art I'm learning

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Blood Will Out The True Story of a Murder a Mystery and a MasueradeIn the summer of 1998 Walter Kirn then a young novelist struggling with fatherhood and a dissolving marriage set out on a peculiar fateful errand to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from an animal shelter in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller a secretive young bank At one library system there are twelve reuests for this book and at another there are thirty five I would like to tell these people not to waste their time Chapter One drew me in immediately and I knew that it was going to be a fast read The author's descriptions of people products locations are very astute and sharp Unfortunately this book is about Walter Kirn than his subject and Kirn is certainly not that appealing anyway Look at his creepy picture on the back flap He definitely has problems which he does write about that don't belong hereIf you want to know all about Clark Rockefeller by all means get The Man in the Rockefeller Suit The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter by Mark Seal The book will keep you riveted plus it's not filled with incidentals as Blood Will Out is