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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 04:52 PM
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one of the most memorable books I ever read is "The Only Living Witness",
interviews with Ted Bundy - it's really fascinating and simultaneously repellent. Very hard to read at times.

I worked in counseling and in a mental hospital, and among my "clients" were murderers, molesters, etc. Bundy is really a textbook case, and the interviews reveal a little more of him than he wants at times.

Thanks for starting this forum, and for the heads up.

mark
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 05:10 PM
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1. Welcome!
Yes, I have read this and pretty much all the books on Bundy. I was a kid growing up in Miami when his trial was held at the Miami-Dade courthouse.

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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 07:31 PM
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2. Welcome old mark!
:hi: I've read a few Ted Bundy books and this one sounds great. Thanks for the tip :-).
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-25-09 05:21 AM
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3. I read that years ago.
You are right. It was a compelling book that stayed with me over the years.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-26-09 11:42 AM
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4. I always remember the story he told about picking up a female hitcher in the '70's
and having sex with her in an empty house, all the while filpping a mental coin deciding whether or not to kill her. He decided not to.
He said something like somewhere there is a former hippy grandmother who has no idea how close she came....


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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 10:34 PM
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5. will check that out
I've read a lot about Ted Bundy. It still fascinates me how much he and bush look alike.

Mark, have you read Hare? When you say Bundy is a textbook case, do you mean from the findings of Hare about sociopaths?


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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 08:31 AM
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6. I may have - I studied sociology and social work in college, not too much
psychology. Worked in prison, drug treatment and MR, finally in a mental hospital. Not really what I had evvisioned but seldom boring.
I'm interested, though, and I will certainly persue Hare.
Bush and Bundy share certain traits, too - the ability to create complete fantasies and have people believe them, the lack of empathy and regard for other humans.
Sounds like a lot of people I worked for, too...

Thanks.

mark
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 04:57 PM
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8. Bush-Bundy:
Edited on Sat Oct-23-10 04:58 PM by WinkyDink




I've read a theory that Dubya was chosen to be a Republican Golden Boy AFTER "Theodore" kind of wrecked his own chances.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-23-10 04:54 PM
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7. Bundy is the quintessential serial killer. My favorite Bundy book is this one.
But the one with interviews is "Ted Bundy: Conversations With a Killer."
:-)
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