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Oored by the pastor s belief that Rader was possessed by a demonand not the metaphorical kind As if a sick or abnormal brain that elicits sick or abnormal behavior is so much less believable than possession by a demon I also thought it was interesting to see the pastor s and other church members internal conflict regarding Dennis soul Christian theology says that even the Raders of the world have the right to salvationthat even the most sadistic and ruthless killers are deserving of God s grace if they repent After all we re all just sinners anyway right Lie to this book was such a fascinating and twisted read it really sucked me in from the start my only complaint and why it received 4 stars not 5 is that the author seemed to try to make the reader sympathetic for BTK at least that s how i viewed several passages perhaps he was just trying to be as objective as possible so as to not make the book all about bashing the serial killer but when ou go into an account knowing that the man was convicted as the killer it s a little pointless to try and make him seem slightly human This book wasn t about some police department going on a chase for some murderer This book actually tells about how BTK was raised and what made him think all the things he thought Even after book actually tells about how BTK was raised and what made him think all the things he thought Even after this book and learning so much about BTK the murders he did and the thoughts he thought its still hard to believe learning so much about BTK the murders he did and the thoughts he thought its still hard to believe somebody that acts so normal and so generous could turn out to me a mass serial killer WTF Dennis Rader was the president of his church military vet father husband local government official and also a serial killer The book has decent pacing but gets pretty boring when the author starts going on and on about the pastor or his sermons or god Most of part 3 is pretty boring except for the end. Hor Stephen Singular chronicles the horrific crimes the investigation the capture and confession of BTK and deeply than any other account reveals how his 2005 arrest shattered and challenged those in a circle of faith who thought they knew him bes. .
Deviled by typos and bad grammar I nearly had a heart attack reading this sentence Two ears later he and Paula s first child a son they named BrianAnyone who writes a sentence like that should have his college degree rescinded It s fine to use a pronoun but it needs to be a pronoun but it needs to be a pronoun the way Paula s is possessive If ou re not sure what a possessive pronoun is separate the parts of the clausePaula s first child sounds okayHe first child very cavemanSeparating the parts of the clause should inform our ear what pronoun works there HisIf all that is too confusing ou can just simplify it and write their first child So BTK Bind Torture Kill Rader s name for himself in taunting letters he sent to the police over many Falling Through Clouds years There is a large omission in the book the torture It s not clear whether this is because there was no actual torture no real tortu The part of the book that detailed Dennis Rader s childhood and belief system was somewhat interesting but the pages and pages and pages of detail about Rader s pastor Michael Clark were just too much Yes I understand that Rader WAS the president of his church congregation but a mini biography of Pastor Clark really didn t seem warranted here Clark s background childhood life as a pastor plus several of his sermons are described in great detail and just did not interest me in the least Hiding in plain sight Competently written account of the BTK serial killer Definitely better written thanour average true crime novel and I m surprised that many readers seemed relatively unimpressed with Singular s recountingI think for me the inclusion of the BTK s pastor earned this an extra star but mainly because I m fascinated with belief and the nature of those belief systems particularly when it comes to religion I was somewhat fl. Merica would never recover from the truth He was BTK the madman who bound tortured and killed ten victims over the course of three decadesDrawing on extensive interviews including exclusive access to Rader's pastor and congregation bestselling aut. Overall pretty good story takes a linear timeline which I like and there is a lot of information from the pastor to bolster the story so it isn t all gory and totally focused on the crimes themselves but on Rader and why This is perhaps the book based on the crimes of Dennis Lynn Rader aka The BTK Strangler with the least usage of the word monster Instead of trying to shock or startle his readers Mr Singular takes the story off into a very different direction than those other books He s not trying to find monsters in a world of anguish
he s tryings trying find the man inside the murderer To differentiate his story from the other true crime novels Mr Singular compares and contrasts Rader to Pastor Michael Clark the leader of Christ Lutheran Church in Park City Kansas Clark the leader of Christ Lutheran Church in Park City Kansas parish in which Rader was elected President The characters of both men becomes fully rounded out by the time the book concludes without sole reliance upon typical lurid details of the crimes all of which have arguably been recounted too often as it is This is not to say that these details were omitted from the book no such an omission would prove to paint Dennis Rader in too saccharine a context But used in conjunction with a detailed amount of biographical information Rader becomes than merely the man next door who was a serial killer He becomes something real than a monster And this book focuses on the good in Dennis Rader s life than on the horrendous things he did not so much through his own actions but by the positive elements in his life such as his loving family and his faithful pastor Good look into how the crimes not only the victims and their families but how it affected his own family and circle of friends This was no Helter Skelter but a thoroughly mediocre account of Dennis Rader s life and crimes be. Behind a facade of Midwestern normalcy Dennis Rader hid a life of bloodlust sadism and murder beyond imaginingThe upstanding family man Scout leader and church board president was well liked and trusted by his Wichita communityKansans and all of