This felt a bit unedited, a bit like a collection of notes rather than a cohesive narrative, at first anyway. I kept asking how a book written about a serial killer could be so dull, but came to the conclusion that this one was written to capitalize on the success of the first book - basically filler, if you will. Bookseller: , Merseyside, United Kingdom. It was so well researched and well done that when someone in a police department retired and another officer inherited the Zodiac case, that book was required reading. This felt a bit unedited, a bit like a collection of notes rather than a cohesive narrative, at first anyway. There is a whole cult community dedicated to identifying the Zodiac; this book will probably Picked this up in a used bookstore. No one really seems to have a straight answer as to the why.
It wasn't until the 70s that the general public got a concept of the reality that there was among us people who were capable of such mindless violence. This is an odd one. By far the best book on the subject of the Zodiac murders. It was unnecessarily repetitive, at times I thought I was reading 3 chapters back. Graysmith's primary problem is that he wants it both ways - he wants to establish that his primary suspect was the Zodiac, but he also wants to throw in every other titillating fact, detail or theory at his disposal in order to keep the reader turning the pa Unusual in that a the book's thesis is likely correct, and Graysmith was the first person to put in the work to connect the dots, and yet b the book is terribly written and contains volumes of extraneous nonsense on top of valid reporting. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
The number of players involved suspects, police, witnesses, Zodiac's victims and possibile victims, journalists, relatives and friends of all of the above also made this book hard to follow at first. Then as suddenly as the murders began, Zodiac disappeared into the Bay Area fog. Had I not read the first Zodiac book, perhaps I would've liked this one. This was totally engrossing look at a series of crimes that wore heavily on those tasked to investigate and report them. I am having a really hard time getting through this - the author's writing is horrible. This is Robert Graysmith's second book about The Zodiac killer.
In a couple of instances, Graysmith talks I had to give up on this one, and am being generous in giving it two stars. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Fincher himself, in a couple of early scenes as in much of his earlier work , stoops to aestheticism. Close to the investigators and long obsessed with the case, Graysmith reputedly knows more about the killer than anyone else. It was a trail of bread crumbs to him. You know it's pretty easy to get away with it if you're smart.
But, Graysmith is an excellent descriptive writer and his obsession with the case becomes as intere Hard to get into at first. After painstaking investigation, and more than 30 years of research, Robert Graysmith finally exposes infamous Zodiac killer's true identity. Arthur Leigh Allen was a convicted child molester, and there were a lot of crimes they could have charged him for based on the 1991 search of his house being a felon in possession of a firearm, for starters , even if none of them was what they were after. And what's really frustrating--and this is not a frustration with Graysmith, this is a frustration that he does really an excellent job of exposing--is the degree to which the fact that this case is unresolvable is due to bad police work at the beginning. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. But, I wish that I had more background information before I started.
And it bothers me that Arthur Leigh Allen is convicted--in both Graysmith's books--based on circumstantial evidence and the fact that everyone who talked to him, both detectives and journalists, were subliminally terrified of him. This is not that book. I am not too sure how I got to the end of this book for throughout its 500+ it is extremely boring and most annoyingly repetitive. With overwhelming evidence he reveals the twisted private life that led to the crimes, and provides startling theories as to why they stopped. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. And, by the nature of the fact that the Zodiac killer has never been properly identified, there is no definite conclusion.
Hardback U This is Robert Graysmith's second book about The Zodiac killer. It may not be 100% correct, but it was a good read if you want to look into the information surrounding this theory. After painstaking investigation, and more than 30 years of research, Robert Graysmith finally exposes infamous Zodiac killer's true identity. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. This, of Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America's Most Elusive Serial Killers Revealed - Kindle edition by Robert Graysmith. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. A meticulous reconstruction of the way the case evolved.
It I love and enjoy almost any book I read. I did love all the research and information within this book, but it was almost too much. I read 450 pages in just over 24 hours. There are extraneous details that are a slog to get through. A meticulous reconstruction of the way the case evolved.
Maybe this is the more honest approach. What the book details is the systematic hounding by the author of his number one suspect, leading to serious invasions of his private life plus quite intrusive action taken by the police, using Graysmith's thesis as justification. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. What the book details is the systematic hounding by the author of his number one suspect, leading to serious invasions of his private life plus quite intrusive action taken by the police, using Graysmith's thesis as justification. A meticulous reconstruction of the way the case evolved.
Readers who like True Crime, especially serial killer material, will find this palatable. I would have loved all the hard hitting facts and awesome plot points first before all the boring, nitty, gritty details. I have no doubt Arthur Leigh Allen did unspeakable things that he wasn't charged for other than child molesting which is despicable but in all honesty I think Being true crime obsessed, I can whole heartedly say I've never struggled to read a true crime book before. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Includes bibliographical references After painstaking investigation, and more than thirty years of research, Robert Graysmith finally exposes Zodiac's true identity.