no. (roses_rejoice) wrote,
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Curiosity.

I watched Manson on "Biography" last night, mildly interesting though it left out about 75% of the details in order to fit into an hour. So, here is a fun little poll for everybody to go to sleep on.

Poll #422009 Surreal Killers!!

Which serial killer do you find the most interesting?

Ted Bundy
0(0.0%)
Jack the Ripper
0(0.0%)
John Wayne Gacy
2(20.0%)
Henry Lee Lucas/ Ottis Toole
0(0.0%)
Richard Ramirez (the Night Stalker)
1(10.0%)
Angelo Buono/ Kenneth Bianchi (the Hillside Stranglers)
0(0.0%)
The Zodiac Killer
1(10.0%)
Albert DiSalvo (the Boston Strangler)
0(0.0%)
H.H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett)
2(20.0%)
Peter Sutcliffe (the Yorkshire Ripper)
0(0.0%)
Jeffrey Dahmer
0(0.0%)
Fred and Rosemary West
0(0.0%)
Ed Gein (inspiration for movie "Psycho")
2(20.0%)
Other person not listed (explain in comments - there are LOTS more not listed)
2(20.0%)
None. Crime and/or killing and/or serial killing doesn't interest me.
0(0.0%)

Which of the following murderous cults do you find most interesting?

Charles Manson/ Manson Family
2(20.0%)
Jim Jones/ People's Temple
2(20.0%)
David Koresh/ Branch Davidians
0(0.0%)
Donald DeFreeze/ Symbionese Liberation Army
0(0.0%)
Jeffrey Lundgren/ Kirtland Cult
1(10.0%)
Marshall Applewhite/ Heaven's Gate
1(10.0%)
Berkowitz/ Carr/ Son of Sam
2(20.0%)
Other (explain in comments)
2(20.0%)
None. Murderous cults don't interest me.
0(0.0%)



Incidentally, as some of you know, I read mucho true crime (I'd estimate over 500 books), but am having a problem lately finding any good ones. Ever since OJ, and more so since Scott Petersen, the genre has been veering more and more towards "guy kills his wife and covers it up" which I usually find way boring. I also don't like mob or drug-ring books as a general rule. I'm particularly interested in older and more obscure true crimes which I can usually find on Abebooks for a couple bux. So if anybody wants to recommend one that I maybe haven't read, feel free. Here are a few of my favorites:
Serpentine by Thomas Thompson (Seems to be back in print)
Charmer: The True Story of a Ladies' Man and his Victims by Jack Olsen
Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County by Richard M. Levine
If You Really Loved Me and Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule (I'm not a huge fan of Ann Rule in general, and her recent books have really gone downhill, but her older ones are not bad, and these two portray psycho families at their craziest)

Nitey-nite, sleep well :)
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