Zodiac : The Shocking True Story of America's Most Bizarre Mass Murderer, Paperback Book

Zodiac : The Shocking True Story of America's Most Bizarre Mass Murderer Paperback

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"This is the Zodiac speaking. I like killing people because it is so much fun...the most thrilling experience..." This shocking true crime classic is now a major movie.

A sexual sadist, the Zodiac's pleasure was torture and murder.

He taunted the authorities with mocking notes telling where he would strike next.

The official tally of his victims was six. He claimed 37 dead. He was never caught. Author Robert Graysmith tells the inside story of the hunt for the hooded killer, and finally reveals his possible true identity.

The new movie "Zodiac" is based on this book. Directed by David Fincher ("Fight Club"), it stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Graysmith himself, Robert Downey Jr and Chloe Sevigny.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781845765316



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This can be said in one word: WOW.I saw the film and, as usual, got curious about the book. Recently I finally managed to get my hands on it (the library doesn't have it!) and I simply could not put it down.One of the first things I noticed is how well the film is made. Usually there are huge differences between book and film. Not in this case. Eventhough the film takes the more personal perspective (what did the Zodiac case do to people's personal lives?), the information on the actual killings and police investigation is used very well indeed.I have to say that I found the book more exciting than the film, especially towards the end. I won't put any spoilers in this review, just read it for yourself!One could argue about style, though. Robert Graysmith manages to jump from past tense and third person style, to present tense and first person style. However, if you are not a stickler for detail, that shouldn't bother you. The overall style is easy to follow and he presents his case really well. I'd recommend this to anyone!

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