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review Fiend The Shocking True Story Of America's Youngest Serial Killer

review Fiend The Shocking True Story Of America's Youngest Serial Killer ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH CENTURY BOSTON HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF When fourteen year old Jesse PoRee the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime were as relevant in the so called Age of Innocence as they are today Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellent in appearance with a gruesome dead eye; inside he was deformed beyond imagining A sexual sadist of disturbing precocity he satisfied his atrocious appetites by abducting and torturing his child victims But soon t. This book isn't an easy one to read Jesse Pomeroy's actions before he was finally jailed for his crimes are unspeakably horrific and sickening He cut slashed stabbed bit and tortured his victims killing two all of whom were very young children The detail in the beginning of the book where Schechter discusses Pomeroy's depravity is uite horrific making this book not for the faint of heart or the sueamish About the only positive thing that can be said about the boy fiend as he was called in the media is that he was apprehended after killing only two children Of course he never should have been let out of the reformatory which would have prevented these two murders but had he not been caught I'm guessing he would have killed so many innocent childrenIt is interesting to see how pop culture in the guise of dime novels was blamed for Pomeroy's violence back in 1874 just the same way we nowadays blame violent video games and graphic films It just goes to show that there isn't anything new under the sun and some people seem to be naturally evil and depravedI was a bit horrified to realize that Pomeroy spent 41 years in isolation a feat unmatched by any other prisoner Generally prisoners in solitary confinement go mad after only a few weeks and yet Pomeroy managed to complete 41 years before his sentence was commuted to simply life in prison He was not hanged for his crimes mainly because of his youth age 14 at the time of the killings Massachusetts did not want to send a teenager to his death yet his crimes were so horrific that they reuired a stiff punishmentSchechter manages to make his point that society has too often blamed pop culture instead of the responsible individual uite well He writes in such a way that the book reads like a novel However I felt as though he gloried a bit too much in the lurid details of the case at the beginning of the novel

review Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Harold Schechter

A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH CENTURY BOSTON HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF When fourteen year old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in 1874 a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end The Boston Boy Fiend was imprisoned at last But the complex uestions sparked by his ghastly crime sp. I was sick with what I now think was a mild case of Covid when I read this so although i know i was very impressed with the storytelling it is Schechter after all I can’t remember one detail So I will read this again

Harold Schechter ´ 5 review

Fiend The Shocking True Story Of America's Youngest Serial KillerHe teenager's bloodlust gave way to another obsession murder Harold Schechter whose true crime masterpieces are well documented nightmares for anyone who dares to look Peoria Journal Star brings his acclaimed mix of page turning storytelling brilliant insight and fascinating historical documentation to Fiend an unforgettable account from the annals of American crim. Yes I read two books called Fiend recently I can across this one when looking for another one The author teaches courses in American lit and culture at ueens College and based on this book he really knows his stuff I have always been fascinated with true crime but the genre can be kind of dry depending on the author’s skill Schechter’s skill is outstanding Using documents and newspapers from the time he fleshes out the story of Jesse Pomeroy with all the flair of an action packed adventure filled spy novel sort of way I would have given this five stars but for the graphic cringing teeth baring descriptions of the crimes I felt brutalized myself