The Making of a Serial Killer
|Rating||:||4.65 (848 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||201 Pages|
Original. The man convicted of the vicious murders of five college students in Gainesville, Florida, discusses his motivations and actions in commiting the crimes, reflects on what made him into a killer, and his struggle to come to terms with what he did. IP.
"Only sporadically engrossing" according to M. Evans. Having read another book about the same subject, this book was a massive disappointment. I'm not sure if I expected to get a feeling for who the victims were, as this was co-authored by Danny Rolling himself, but I certainly hoped Sondra London would delve into this much more than was done, although she can't really be called objective.Having lived in Gainesville in the 90's, this book in no way captures the essence of the town which was shocked out of its innocence and changed forever by these horrific crimes. It's sad to say, but the most engrossing aspect . JulianaElise said A BIG OLD PITY PARTY. Spare me please. The way it presented POOR DANNY as a victim of child abuse and the whole world in on the act sickens me. I have lived in Shreveport for over 50 years and I remember when the Grissom family was butchered by this ghoul. My family and I lived one street over from that poor family. Danny Rolling makes such a plea about the need for us to stop child abuse but what did Danny do? He took the life of a young boy.I'm actually sickened because he never publicly acknowledged that unchangeable fact. I can only believe that he never admitted to the deaths. Amazon Customer said Guilty pleasure. Anyone considering purchasing this book should first be made well aware that neither of the authors are/were literary geniuses. Far from it in all actuality.Much like Manson, Rollings has a touch of the artistic side within him. Perhaps it's merely the a-la-carte that so often accompanies insanity. This book contains much of his poetry, lyrics and drawings. Again, I stress that he is NOT great at any of the aforementioned. Neither is Manson, but still it was entertaining on a certain, twisted level.Rollings was definitely not wired correctly from early on, an