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Author: Robert Graysmith
Horrifying in a way no fiction can be, Zodiac is the gripping story of the serial murderer who terrorized the San Francisco bay area from 1966 to 1978. The book contains reproductions of the killer's communiques to the police as well as the author's own chilling speculations on Zodiac's true identity--and his whereabouts today. Martin's.
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ISBN-13: 9780425212189
ISBN-10: 0425212181
Publication Date: 1/2/2007
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 79 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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"Zodiac" is written by a political cartoonist from the San Francisco Examiner who was fascinated by the Zodiac's letters and ciphers and ended up spending over a decade researching the crimes, talking to suspects and witnesses, and working on his codes. Overall, the tale of the Zodiac killer is fairly creepy. The parts of the book that focused on the Zodiac's actual crimes and taunting of the newspaper and cops were fascinating. But chapters describing the late 70's and early 80's when the Zodiac all but disappeared and Graysmith focused more on dissecting various suspects and theories was boring. A stronger writer would've possibly made those chapters interesting, but Graysmith is a political cartoonist, not a reporter. Needless to say if you're into true crime novels, this book is a must read.
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Robert Graysmith was on staff at the San Francisco Chronicle in 1968 when Zodiac first struck. In this book, he reveals hundreds of facts previously unreleased, including the complete text of the killer's letters.
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This is about th zodiac killer and how the detetctives have looked for the killer and how he played with the police by taunting them.
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I love to read true crime books but this one is not easy to read, Very dry and wordy. I've been reading it for a few weeks now, I can't seem to get thru it.
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If you liked the movie, then you will like the book. It is well written, I've read other books by Robert Graysmith and he is very good at making nonfiction read like fiction. Gets you so into the story that once you remember this stuff actually happened it bring chills down your spine.