Ian Brady and Myra Hindley s spree of torture, sexual abuse, and murder of children in the 1960s was one of the most appalling series of crimes ever committed in England, and remains almost daily fixated upon by the tabloid press In The Gates of Janus, Ian Brady himself allows us a glimpse into the mind of a murderer as he analyzes a dozen other serial crimes and killers.Criminal profiling by a criminal was not invented by the dramatists of Dexter.Novelist and true crime writer Colin Wilson, author of the famous and influential book The Outsider, remarks in his introduction to Brady s book that one must first explore the depraved reaches of human consciousness to truly understand human character.When first released in 2001, The Gates of Janus sparked controversy attended by a huge media splash The new edition, the first in paperback, provides the reader with a decade and a half of updates, including Brady s letters to the publisher, both providing information regarding his own demented history along with demands that Feral House remove its unflattering afterword written by author Peter Sotos....
|Title||:||The Gates of Janus: Serial Killing and its Analysis by the Moors Murderer Ian Brady|
|Publisher||:||Feral House Expanded edition June 9, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||481 pages|
|File Size||:||783 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Gates of Janus: Serial Killing and its Analysis by the Moors Murderer Ian Brady Reviews
Ian Brady has never been someone I found fascinating. His crimes, while brutal, never seemed to stand like the crimes of Gein. Despite that, I was interested in this book and have been for quite some time. It was originally published in 2001 ... right before 9/11 ... and because of that quickly disappeared from the media's eye and then sold out. When this new addition became available, with a new piece by Peter Sotos and others, I snatched it up because I wasn't going to miss it a second time around.
I had high hopes for this book, but on the whole, I found it disappointing. Ian Brady's writing, while sometimes intriguing and insightful, gets tedious after a while... I found myself just skimming through it after a while. I was hoping for more. To me, the key to getting anything out of it is to be able to look at the text from a "meta" level -- understanding that Brady undoubtedly had his own agenda when writing it, and not viewing it as an objective look at the subject matter. A lot of reviews I've read (not just here, but around the web) attack the text as being self-serving and manipulative... but that's exactly the point. It _is_ self-serving and manipulative, and so what's interesting is seeing how Brady uses this opportunity to communicate with a wide audience that in many cases approaches the book with their own emotional agenda and baggage.
Brilliant analysis, though the source may trouble some readers.
I missed this book the first time. Glad to have picked up.