Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Book Review: TED BUNDY: CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER



The best thing I like about this book is that Bundy talks in the third person. The interviews and questions are deep. The responses are insightful and refreshingly “psychological” and anyone interested in psychology, law, serial killers, and who has a little voyeurism in them, will like this book.



Another reason I liked it and might read it again is that I can read “Disposable Futures: the Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle” (by Evans and Giroux), “Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism” (by David Harvey) [also available from Amazon] and this book about Ted Bundy, and I can go from one book to another, jump back and forth between all three, and it’s like reading one continuous stream of consciousness, like reading one book without interruption! 

Neoliberalism, predatory capitalism and a psychopathic killer: it’s all the same story, just different names – maybe a different emphasis here or there, but there’s similar motives, means and opportunities to commit crimes and avoid detection. It doesn’t matter if it’s Wall Street bankers, secret global trade deals or raping and murdering young girls: the only thing missing are the alibis, and Bundy never had any either. 




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