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ISBN: 1845765311
ISBN13: 978-1845765316
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: True Crime
Author: graysmith-robert
Language: English
Publisher: Heyne Verlag; Film Tie-in Ed edition (2007)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1142 kb
FB2 size: 1110 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 384
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I bought this book for a book report paper I needed to write for college. I loved the Zodiac film by David Fincher, and this was written by Robert Greysmith, who was a consultant on the film. Great story full of suspense and still is an unsolved case in the San Francisco area.
A must for any true crime reader, the author Robert Graysmith's research in to the zodiac murders is thorough and gives the reader an infomative insight in to these truly baffling and shocking crimes.
Watched the feature film and was intrigued by the story so I bought this and the followup book making the case against the prime suspect who,will sadly never stand trial.Too bad the various departments involved couldnt cooperate and share information.Might have solved this years ago.I share a birthday and the ability to write with either hand with Arthur Lee Allen.Creepy.
I bought this book after seeing the movie, hoping it would clear up a few things that were glossed over in the movie. But even after reading the book twice, I still have more questions than answers.
One thing is quite clear, that Mr. Graysmith has decided who the real Zodiac is, and only presents the facts that support his finding. Personally, I would have preferred to be presented with more of the facts, so I can make up my own mind.
It's true what others have said, about the book being not very well written. It's clumsy and hard to follow at times, and all the name changes definitely don't help matters.
But even with all that, it's gripping and hard to put down. I finished it in two sittings the first time through.
I think before I spend any money on "Zodiac Unmasked", I'll look for it in the library. I have a hunch I should have bought that one and not this one, anyway.
Because I like true crime, I'd wanted to read this book for a long time. The author made it tough sledding. I can't say how I would have fixed this book structurally; the author presented it chronologically. Perhaps I'd have advised him to concentrate more on the murders that are definitely attributable to the Zodiac and spent less time following up on blind alleys. Unfortunately the story didn't build to a climax because there was none. Rather, the book meandered. Also, it suffered from a profound lack of character development. The author was a major player in the story, but he managed to nearly bury himself. What were his motives in spending years pursuing this story? What did the cops in the various jurisdictions think of him? What impact did his obsession have on his personal life? He shares none of this with the reader.
After watching the film I decided to read the book by Graysmith and I'm glad I did. It's meticulously laid out, with more details that can be given in a film, even one that is 2.5 hours.
This is a great read! If you want the actual names you should read unmasked but this book if amazing and I am so glad I read it!
A lot of good information, but a little tedious to get through. I would have liked the words to be larger and better spaced.