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My mind is a whirlwind of thoughts and imagination. A simple raindrop, the smell of a trash heap, or the touch of a bee's stinger is enough to immerse me into a new story idea. My passion is writing and my inspiration is everywhere. So far, my focus has been in short stories, however I have many novels floating around in my brain. Recently I have also been handed the opportunity to review the works of others and share them with everyone that reads my blog. Feel free to find me on facebook (facebook.com/esselprattwriting) the web (EsselPratt.com)or follow me on twitter (@EsselPratt).

Saturday, August 9, 2014

I'm Not Guilty: The Case of Ted Bundy (The Development of the Violent Mind Book 1), by Al Carlisle

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I'm Not Guilty: The Case of Ted Bundy (The Development of the Violent Mind Book 1), by Al Carlisle is a raw look into the mind of Ted Bundy.  When I received the book, I expected it to be another story of Ted Bundy and the author's viewpoint of how the famed serial killer thinks.

I was wrong.

Instead, the reader is treated with actual conversations and interviews between Ted Bundy and Dr Al Carlisle Ph.D. The reader is taken on an emotional journey through Ted Bundy's life from his preteen years up until his time in prison.  At times, the reader begins to fees empathy with Bundy, but is quickly reminded of the sick and twisted nature of his mind.

Dr. Al Carlisle Ph.D. is not your normal author that writes about the mind of a serial killer.  Instead, he was fortunate to meet Ted Bundy face-to-face and get to know the man behind the murders.  His first hand account of Ted Bundy's revealed reasoning and feelings about the crime is honest and raw.

As an individual that is studying to become a psychologist, I took my time reading I'm Not Guilty and took many notes on the questions and interaction that Dr. Al Carlisle enacted.  I thought I would finish the book in a week, but here I am a couple of months later, and I am just now getting around to the review.

There is a lot of information to soak in, and the details can make the weak stomached individuals squirm, but the read is well worth it.

I recommend I'm Not Guilty: The Case of Ted Bundy (The Development of the Violent Mind Book 1) to anyone that real horror, psychological thrillers, or just an overall good read!