A Plague of Murder Book æ 538 pages ↠ Colin wilson

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Weekly new names join the list of terrifying murderers already swollen with the 20th century's most notorious and fearsome criminalsHere are the full stories behind all the most infamous thrill killers Je There were many factual errors in the prologue—about what a serial killer is about the history of serial murder about the facts concerning the Jack the Ripper case for crying out loud But I held onThen the first chapter was on pornography and sexual serial murder Oh noIn it the authors actually stated that rape and rape murder were not as prevalent when sex workers were prevalent and brothers and sisters slept in the same beds Seriously More sexy time all ‘round and rape and I uote wasn’t worth going to the gallows forThat’s not how that works I went to grad school for this and I refuse to read further in a book that has this statement in it It insults my intelligence

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A Plague of Murder Ffrey Dahmer the monster of Milwaukee; Dennis Nilsen who killed for company; Richard Ramirez the Night Stalker; Ian Brady and Myra Hindley the Moors Murderers; Beverly Allitt; the Yorkshire Ripper and many Disturbing overviews of some of the most horrific murder cases of our times

Colin Wilson Ú A Plague of Murder Book

A Plague of Murder Book æ 538 pages ↠ Colin wilson ↠ Who are they? Where do they come from? Why do they do it? Serial killers are the headline grabbing criminals of the modern world With the body count rising and shallow graves giving up their secrets almost weekly new names join the list of terrifying murderers aWho are they? Where do they come from? Why do they do it? Serial killers are the headline grabbing criminals of the modern world With the body count rising and shallow graves giving up their secrets almost It took me over a year to finish this book checking it out every so often I have a little reminder in my Habitica glaring at me as if to say Why haven't you finished this? So after my wedding I took a deep breath swore to myself I'd bull through it and I didI kinda wish I hadn'tI loved Colin Wilson when I was younger and by all rights that should have meant I'd like this Like not being able to go home again though I think I was better off not trying to read Wilson as an adult He is completely and utterly fixated on the idea that sexual serial killers are a sign of humanity reaching a certain level on the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs we don't need to worry about subsistence so much so we act out in sexual ways Before that time all serial murders were for profit or survival in some wayI'm not convinced Wilson ignores the probability that sexual serial killers existed before the early 19th century except for token nods to Gilles de Rais and good ol' Countess Liz He doesn't seem to even give any thought to the idea that documentation of such things might be lacking perhaps because that would mean his thesis is incorrect He doesn't even look at other cultures like the eastern Asian societies to see what might have been going on there For Wilson as with so many others it goes back to Jack the RipperBut absence of evidence is not evidence of absence I can think of many reasons that the few literate people in medieval Europe and earlier would have decided not to record stories of sexual criminals even assuming that they were defined as such by the ethics of the day after all upper class women had few rights and lower class people were out of luck entirely Who's to say that a citizen of Athens who was assumed to have been set upon by Maenads and torn limb from limb was not the victim of a sex crime by our standards? I don't think Wilson supports his thesis well but the array of killers he talks about is encyclopedic To me the value of this book is in stories to research further if that's your thing For that he gets three stars Honestly though it wasn't a fantastic read I'm glad I'm done