Saturday, August 13, 2016
Book Review: THE ED GEIN FILE: A PSYCHO'S CONFESSION AND CASE DOCUMENTS by John Borowski
THE ED GEIN FILE: A PSYCHO'S CONFESSION AND CASE DOCUMENTS
Produced & Edited by John Borowski
I have always been a fan of True Crime, and especially stories of serial killers. I guess they are just so far from what I consider "normal" that they fascinate me. I just can't fathom how someone could take another person's life, let alone multiple lives. And it's usually done with little to no remorse. There are some crazy killers out there throughout history, but none have a story quite like that of Plainfield, Wisconsin's own Ed Gein.
Ed Gein was had a very bizarre fascination with his Mother, to the point of not being able to let her go once she died. He dug up her body and kept her corpse on her bed, basically making an alter to his Mom. He also killed a couple of other people from the small town he lived in, and desecrated numerous graves, stealing and using body parts from the deceased. Ed's most gruesome murder was that of a lady named Bernice Worden, a local hardware store employee who was found hanging in Ed's shed, strung up like a deer that had just been killed. After Bernice went missing, the body was eventually found at Ed's farm, along with all the other "things" he had collected. He had organs on the stove and fridge, in preparation for consumption. He also had lampshades and furniture made from human skin. Ed Gein's case was so bizarre that many Hollywood films have been based (although some very loosely) on Ed Gein.
Now, if you want to ready more about the details and specifics on his life and crimes, there are many books out there you can find on this subject. But...if you're already familiar with the story, then you need to pick up THE ED GEIN FILE by John Borowski to delve much deeper into the Ed Gein case. This book is a truly amazing reference to have. The amount of research that must have gone into this book in astounding. The main component of the book is a transcription of the complete interrogation of Mr. Gein, complete with his confession. It's completely eerie to actually read all of Gein's own words, I could hear them in his voice as I was reading them. While this is the main bulk of the book, there are so many other great items in this book including the complete physical and psychological profile of Ed Gein, the official autopsy report of Bernice Worden, a copy of Gein's death certificate, multiple newspaper clippings of articles related to the Ed Gein case, and some great illustrations and photos of Ed Gein. You might read about some of these items in other books about Gein, but in this book you get to see the actual item itself.
THE ED GEIN FILE: A PSYCHO'S CONFESSION AND CASE DOCUMENTS is a must have for any fans of true crime and/or the Ed Gein story. The book is available now on Amazon.com.
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