Ohhhhhh myyyy goodddd! I am a HUGE true crime junkie, I thrive on it. I of course know all about Ted Bundy but never got around to reading this book until this year. I haven't finished it yet but HOLLYYY MOLYYY IS IT GOOD. Ann is a fantastic story teller and really paints a vivid picture of what went on all those years ago. If you're into true crime at all, you will LOVE this book. Highly recommend!
I don't feel like I can fairly rate this book. I have not even finished it. I have gone back to it a few times but I am only 40% in. It is like reading some lengthy newspaper article. On this date he moved here or there - never saw him again for a year and half - on this date so and so went missing - then on this date that girl was missing - and then this person etc etc etc. I just can't get into it.
The book itself is good. Great story. Very unbiased. Really enjoyed the read. However the physical book itself was crap quality! Pages falling out, I'm not hard on books, turn the page and it falls out, pretty sure it's a cheap reproduction or something. I have of books and this has never happened before. Kinda crappy!
Not a bad book, not a great book. I'd be curious to know what the revisions were as there seems to be a dead section through the middle section of the book making it a bit dull with unnecessary information. The start and end are far stronger and if you can get through the dead spot you will enjoy the book. Bit of a shame really. Could be great book with some cuts made.
Ann Rule guides the reader through the troubled, dysfunctional, and ultimately evil evolution of Ted Bundy masterfully. This work if highly absorbing, difficult to put down, and fact-oriented, which I appreciated. I praise the late Ms. Rule for her near-flawless account of her ever-evolving relationship with Ted. I also praise her for, on many occasions throughout the book, specifying the distinction between an individual who is legally criminally insane and cannot be held accountable to his or her actions due to a debilitating state of psychosis or something of the like, and an individual, such as Ted Bundy, who is psychopath. He is aware of the difference between "right" and "wrong", but it is simply irrelevant to him. His brain is not programmed to work that way. I love how Rule kept on making this distinction, as it is important to consider when reading and studying antisocial personalities and psychopathy. Highly recommend.
Ann Rule's first book is most likely her best work, although all of her books are awesome. The story here is almost unbelievable, but most certainly true. Everything Ann writes is spectacular. This book is quite amazing and it is difficult to put down. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes to read true crime.