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review The Devils Cinema Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB º [BOOKS] ✮ The Devils Cinema ✰ Steve Lillebuen – Reality and fantasy collide with shocking results in this riveting account of the notorious case of Mark Twitchell and the police investigation into one of the most bizarre murders in recent Woman on an online dating website to lure his victims to their gruesome deaths But these are just the starting points of the stranger than fiction case of Mark Twitchell a man with a startling plan to turn his life long love of fantasy and desire for fame into reality Did Twitchell in a horrific example of life imitating art act out the grisly premise of his own script Obsessed with Dexter the popular TV show and book series about a fictional vigilante serial killer Twitchell assumed Dexter Morgan's profile on Facebook But how far did he intend to take his fascination with Dexter Is the shocking. What a dive down the rabbit hole along the dark road of a real life murderer The book is based upon the court transcripts and public records of Mark Twitchell's descent into committing a murder and trying to lie to everyone that he is not at fault for such egregious behavior The narrative writing style is a docudrama that toggles back and forth from an omnipotent viewpoint and the internal struggle of the story's lead character

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Reality and fantasy collide with shocking results in this riveting account of the notorious case of Mark Twitchell and the police investigation into one of the most bizarre murders in recent memoryIn October Johnny Altinger a year old Edmonton man was on his way to a tryst with a woman he had met on an online dating website when he emailed the directions to their rendezvous to a concerned friend He was never seen again Two weeks before Altinger's disappearance independent The Devils PDFEPUB or filmmaker Mark Twitchell began shooting a low budget horror film about a serial killer who impersonates a. I really enjoyed this book A lot It is a fascinating story and is incredibly engrossing The effort made to convey details mannerisms and personalities allows us to get to know the people involved so they become than characters in a story There is no sensationalism which is greatly appreciated especially in the true crime genre It is so easy to make these stories into hyperbolic drama and Lillebuen does a fantastic job of steering clear of that and presenting the story as it is a tragic horror story that reminds us that we may not know everyone as well as we think we do that everyone we meet online may not be who they say they are and that under some good men's sueaky clean exteriors slumber monsters This case truly disturbed me and I consider myself seasoned in true crime It is hard to faze me yet this case did just thatEverything in the book is meticulously researched allowing for even tiny mannerisms to be detailed This book is all about those little details and I think it is these details that upset me so much After all it is in the details that we discover the human side of the people involved Including these details and weaving them into the narrative overall really showed who those involved were Twitchell and Altinger also kept pretty prominent internet personas and the public nature of Facebook and internet forums has made whatever they posted on the internet accessible The inclusion of snippets of these documents just compounded the disturbing nature of the caseIn terms of technical aspects often this book read as a novel In my opinion this really helped to exacerbate the horrific nature of the case and made the book hard to put down Several times I had to remind myself that this book is not a work of fiction it is the true story of an innocent man who wandered into a predator's lair Lillebuen's writing style is clear and vivid; it enables the reader to get a picture of what was happening and the progress of the investigation The way he organizes the book may seem very disjointed but I found it satisfactory as it progresses the narrative and switches between perspectives so we see Altinger's final days and Twitchell's descent into homicide The juxtaposition between these perspectives just exacerbates the disturbing nature of the story

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The Devils CinemaDocument SK Confessions a graphic work of fiction that as Twitchell claims he wrote to promote his film Or is it a diary he kept of his transformation into a killer and proof that the police stopped a prolific serial killer at the very beginningVeteran journalist Steve Lillebuen provides a gripping investigative account of the nesting doll intricacies of the case plunging us into the world of pop culture fanaticism and into the mind of a self professed psychopath Drawing on extensive interviews Lillebuen illuminates what can happen when some of our culture's darkest obsessions are pushed to extrem. The Good Stuff Fast paced truly fascinating Very detailed and obviously very well researched Not too sensational or descriptive of the gruesome aspects of the case I would have liked a lot less but I am sensitive Author really tries hard not to put in his own opinions slips a little sometimes but it would be hard not to Impressed with the dedication of the Edmonton police force on making sure he didn't have the opportunity to kill again Also impressed with the fact that justice system tried to protect his wife and child and I very much hope that they have a chance to have a decent life Learned some interesting information on the work done by the police to catch someone like Twitchell Writing style is easy to read story sucks you in and disturbs you but keeps you wanting to know what happened Could lead to some fascinating discussions I had never even heard of this case before I got the Random House list of books for review You get a little glimpse into Jeff Lindsay's thoughts on what he thinks about this case Good index I know I am such a nerd but hey it helped when I forgot things while I was writing this reviewThe Not So Good Stuff Could have done with a bit less of the gruesome descriptions I am sensitive 'kay I am concerned that Twitchell will get attention from the publications of this which he obviously gets off on Concerned with the fact that the thought of him getting killed in prison wouldn't be all that bad to me that disturbs me The constant mentions of the comparison between Twitchell and the fictional Dexter were almost to the point that the author was saying that if it wasn't for Dexter Twitchell never would have killed think that is a cop out Might be moving to Alberta and the crime statistics are very scary to me definitely not moving to Deadmonton nowFavorite uotesPassagesEdmonton is not the end of the world it's just easier to see it from there; Once uipped Ralph Klein a colourful and well known politician Many have adopted a similar self deprecating attitude wielding such ethos like an invaluable tool while residing in the northernmost major city of North AmericaAntsey had been waiting for lab results for three days trying to be patient but he was frustrated Detectives started rolling their eyes when told the lab results for the new items taken from Johnny's condo still weren't back They would joke that lab techs from television crime shows like CSI could get DNA results in an hour In real life there were city cases that had been stalled on DNA analysis for weeks sometimes monthsThe burn lasted only a few minutes and died down as the fuel disappeared Twitchell might have been smarter to mix some oil with the gasoline to make it burn longer but he was a city boy and some things can't be learned on the internetWho ShouldShouldn't Read Obviously fans of true crime will eat this up Those living in Edmonton might be a little offended by the less than stellar comments about their city Fabulous book for a book club or classroom discussion4 Dewey'sI received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review