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30 review for Bundy: The Deliberate Stranger

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mona Wolters

    I was always fascinated by serial killers. Bundy interested me because he was good-looking, well liked and educated unlike most. This book had me so absorbed in it. Whatever movies made about him tell nothing in comparison. He was so intelligent he figured out ways to escape many captures. He opened a window in the court house and jumped out. He also starved himself in jail to fit through the small space in the ceiling to escape. I recommend this if you want an intriguing story.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Leeah Cummings

    I really enjoyed this book. It got me really interested into Ted Bundy and finding out more about him.

  3. 5 out of 5

    James Cullender

    I read this book after getting it from a used book store shortly after I saw the made for TV movie it was based on. I was living in The Pacific Northwest at the time and preparing to start taking college courses in Criminal Justice and was devouring everything True Crime that I could get and Bundy was still in the public consciousness in that part of the U.S. then. The film that was based on this book remains The Definitive on screen version of Ted Bundy's story, and it is cited by virtually eve I read this book after getting it from a used book store shortly after I saw the made for TV movie it was based on. I was living in The Pacific Northwest at the time and preparing to start taking college courses in Criminal Justice and was devouring everything True Crime that I could get and Bundy was still in the public consciousness in that part of the U.S. then. The film that was based on this book remains The Definitive on screen version of Ted Bundy's story, and it is cited by virtually every person who has written about him since for good or for ill. I wouldn't exactly say the same thing about this book, but as source material for this excellent film, I give it credit where credit is due as accurate source material. Mark Harmon, who played Bundy in this film version, however, deserves much of the credit for how much better the adaptation of this book was than the book itself and especially for how much better his version was than ANY other film adaptation or screenplay since based on Bundy's crimes including the one Ann Rule produced based on her book about the subject. Harmon was perfectly cast-being good looking, young-at the time, and smart-to play the one serial killer whose main "claim to fame" was REALLY BEING all those things! In the book that IS the definitive written work on Bundy, "The Stranger Beside Me," by Rule, she even complains that the young women who fell in love with Bundy after he was caught were falling in love with Harmon not Bundy. I won't even try to get into why young women would have fallen for a convicted serial killer on death row here but I will say I believe it was unfair to Harmon and the filmmakers to blame them for Bundy' s appeal. Bundy, by all accounts, WAS indeed charming and likeable to even many of the male, presumably Straight, investigators on the case. It seems to me, more likely, that Harmon just did a great job of portraying Bundy as he really appeared. The fact that Harmon has since played one of TV's best known "good guy cops" on NCIS is evidence of just how underrated of an actor he really is. As far as this book goes, however, it pretty much does what any True Crime book published immediately after the events does: it catalogues them-as another reviewer on here said. That said, because of it's connection to the excellent film version of Bundy' s story, I would still recommend it as one of The Three Books You Should Read about Bundy along with Rule's book and "The Only Living Witness," which provides more of a psychological, post conviction examination of Bundy. All three books are chilling and Must Reads for anyone considering writing about crime, getting into working in the criminal justice system or just readers who like True Crime stories

  4. 5 out of 5

    { U n s o l v e d M y s t e r y }

    - My Description - This book recites Ted Bundy's life and crimes authored by his news reporter friend Richard Larsen. - My Review - Yay! Another book to add to my 2011 book challenge. =) I quite enjoyed this book. Con: The book didn't have photos, of which I was disappointed. Double Con: There was one time in the book the author had said that I considered EXTREMELY inappropriate. He refereed to one of the murdered girls as to having a "cute fanny". That bothered me. She died a horrible death. She d - My Description - This book recites Ted Bundy's life and crimes authored by his news reporter friend Richard Larsen. - My Review - Yay! Another book to add to my 2011 book challenge. =) I quite enjoyed this book. Con: The book didn't have photos, of which I was disappointed. Double Con: There was one time in the book the author had said that I considered EXTREMELY inappropriate. He refereed to one of the murdered girls as to having a "cute fanny". That bothered me. She died a horrible death. She didn't need to be violated again, this time by the author. Anyway, This book offers more detailed accounts on his crimes. It's grisly, but it needs to be told. It was a pretty cool read. It did bounce the events in the book too much for my taste, but it was easy to understand what was going on anyway. And onto, the next read....

  5. 5 out of 5

    chucklesthescot

    Not sure why the author is down as Jodie Larsen when it was written by Richard Larsen. Anyway, this is the book that the TV mini-series featuring Mark Harmon was based on, and if you haven't watched 'The Deliberate Stranger' then do it because it was brilliant. Richard Larsen was a journalist and a friend of Ted Bundy so nobody was more shocked than him to discover that the killer he was reporting on was the young man that he knew and liked so much. This book features the details from the case h Not sure why the author is down as Jodie Larsen when it was written by Richard Larsen. Anyway, this is the book that the TV mini-series featuring Mark Harmon was based on, and if you haven't watched 'The Deliberate Stranger' then do it because it was brilliant. Richard Larsen was a journalist and a friend of Ted Bundy so nobody was more shocked than him to discover that the killer he was reporting on was the young man that he knew and liked so much. This book features the details from the case how Bundy was finally caught. It is a good book if you are interested in reading about Bundy. It is lighter in scary content than a few other books I've read on the subject. If you want a really terrifying read that shows you exactly what was going on in Bundy's head, read The Only Living Witness which I've reviewed on these shelves. That scared the crap out of me.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ben

    Creepy and crazy. Not as good as Helter Skelter or the Night Stalker.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Buddy Lee

    A good book to read if you are interested in the dark side of humanity.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Shan Walker

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    Nicole

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    Chris

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ed Pierce

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    Dale Stonehouse

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kellyq

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lex Bijlsma

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    Mack Douglass

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bruce

  18. 4 out of 5

    Michael Belpedio

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    Sarah Fredericksen

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    Lee

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    Bob Warden

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  28. 5 out of 5

    Maddy Giuliani

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    Jenna Hebbard

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tracey

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