John Douglas - Mindhunter: Inside the Fbi's Elite Serial Crime Unit

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  • Inside the Mind of Depravity

    May 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: interesting, well detailed
    Cons: graphic detail-not for the squeemish

    Summary: Imagine immersing yourself so deeply into the thought process of another person that you are aware of his thoughts, feel his rage, and to some degree even experience his madness. Entering the mind of a killer is but one of the techniques used in ... read more

  • In the mind of the profiler.

    May 29, 2001 by
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    Pros: A look into the mind of killers!
    Cons: Absolutely nothing.

    Summary: This is an in-depth book on how the mind of serial killers and sexual predators work and how the FBI profilers can get into the same frame of mind to stop them. John Douglas is considered one of the best profilers in the FBI and this book justifies ... read more

  • The Truth is Out There

    Jun 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: true stories, in-depth analyses, personal experiences, secrets of profiling
    Cons: pessimistic view of humans, disturbing and gruesome stories

    Summary: The minute I finished reading Mindhunter, I ran to the bookstore and purchased another one of Douglas' novels. Mindhunter was a required text for my Psychology & Law class. However, I finished reading it long before our reading assignment began. ... read more

  • Informative and Chilling

    Mar 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: well written, informative, manages to be humorous at times
    Cons: highly disturbing - but by necessity

    Summary: John Douglas, the creator of the FBIs Behavioral Science Unit, and model for the character of Jack Crawford in "Silence of the Lambs", brings his years of experience to the average reader in "Mindhunter". The book achieves ... read more

  • You won’t find your inner child.

    Mar 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: look into the mind of a serial killer
    Cons: you can't unlearn it

    Summary: Very rarely a book comes along that changes your whole view of the world. Very often that kind of bold statement is associated with some kind of spiritual or new age tome. Some book that exposes you to the existence of your inner child or awakens your ... read more

  • A Must Read for True Crime Buffs

    Feb 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very well written and extremely engrossing
    Cons: Emotionally and mentally disturbing

    Summary: No other book I've read has ever produced so many emotions in me at the same time. As I read Mindhunter, I felt sadness, fear, sympathy, fascination, and revulsion. There were times when I put it down because it became too intense for me, but I was ... read more

  • Riveting True Accounts

    Jan 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: honest and engaging
    Cons: disturbing subject matter

    Summary: I don't read a lot of true crime books but after reading 'The Alienist', by Caleb Carr (a fictional account of the hunt for a serial killer in turn-of-the-century New York), a friend recommended Mr. Douglas to me. I was enthralled. I honestly couldn't ... read more

  • Insights of the Hunter and Hunted

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Educational and thought provoking
    Cons: Minor repetition in some details

    Summary: John Douglas' expert and engrossing narrative in the area of criminal personality profiling kicks off a trilogy of books that enlighten, educate and empower his readers. Mindhunter takes us on an up front and personal tour into the psychological ... read more

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