Book Reviews of The Shoemaker: The Anatomy of a Psychotic

The Shoemaker: The Anatomy of a Psychotic
The Shoemaker The Anatomy of a Psychotic
Author: Flora Rheta Schrieber
ISBN-13: 9780451128553
ISBN-10: 0451128559
Publication Date: 4/3/1984
Pages: 406
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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One of the better true crime books I've read, delves into the intricate abnormal psychology to help us understand the "why" a little better. A fascinating but sad study.
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A shocking portrayal of psychotic life!
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Creepy account of a man suffering from severe mental illness that goes undiagnosed....true crime.
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The two books I have read by this author are extraordinary. Sybil and this one. I read Shoemaker practically nonstop until I finished it. In my opinion they are required reading for everyone. It is important for people to understand others with severe mental illnesses. I believe this book will help achieve that. Also, brings to light some of the terrible injustices of the American "justice" system. Do not miss reading this book!
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A SPLIT PERSONALITY WITH ONE SIDE A TORTURER, RAPIST AND MURDERER. THIS BOOK HAS IT ALL.
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This was a creepy, sad review of one man's psychotic life. It was filled with the author's apology to the man for all the wrongs done to him throughout his life. What it lacked was insight or sympathy for those whose lives this 'victim' destroyed. While it's easy to see that the author has a purpose it is frightening to think that people such as her are working with the mentally ill. She mentions repeatedly that she's the author of 'Sybil' as though this makes her important. She also reviews endlessly and in poor order the criminal/mental case's deeds. The book spends the majority of time devoted to the hallucinations which the 'victim' undoubtedly told her he had. The very detail in which they are described let the reader know that she totally believed whatever he chose to describe. 'Well...maybe,' was my reaction. When one decides to take up the cause of a mentally ill person it would appear some interest in what the person actually did would improve insight. I finished the book disgusted and no more enlightened as to how the author thinks society should deal with this problem.
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True crime book that read like a novel. it really kept my interest.
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Chilling and creepy! By the same author who wrote "Sybil"!
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A tale that will scare you! An inside look at a truly disturbed human being.
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Excellent for anyone interested in psychology!!