October 13, 2009

Review & Giveaway: The Laughing Gorilla by Robert Graysmith


The Gorilla Man was the first serial killer to travel from place to place. After strangling a woman, he would proceed to violate her dead body. Onlookers who saw this beast attacking a woman, said that he laughed like a lunatic and he appeared to be an apelike figure. Most of his victims made the mistake of letting people know that they had a room available in their home.

Charles Dullea was an honest man and the police captain in San Francisco. He's probably the only honest man on the police force at that time. He was trying to track down this maniac but at the same time was faced with corrupt officers everywhere he looked. He was determined to get this killer off the streets but what he found shocked him more than his fellow crooked cops.

I don't know what to say except that I loved this book! Certain things were hard to read because it is based on a true story. If you like to read about bad cops and murderers, pick this book up! You won't want to miss it. Now I'm going to have to purchase Robert's other books, ZODIAC and ZODIAC UNMASKED.

Book Information:
The Laughing Gorilla by Robert Graysmith
Penguin Group (USA)
9780425230145
Oct. 2009
368 pages
$25.95 US



Penguin Group has given me permission to give away a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada

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DISCLAIMER: I received 2 copies of this book, one for review purposes and one to give away.


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45 comments:

  1. I'd like to be included, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

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  4. I'm a follower.

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  5. Sounds interesting.

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  6. This book looks thrilling! Count me in!
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  7. I use to collect books on serial killers, weird I know, but anyway I'd love to read this one.

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  8. I love Robert Graysmith's books. His book on the Zodiac was excellent and of course I am a true crime book groupie I suppose having studied criminology in college!

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  12. I love to read true stories and this sounds like a great one


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  13. I blogged about the giveaway here (entry 1)
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  14. I blogged about the giveaway here (entry 2)
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  15. I blogged about the giveaway here (entry 3)
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  16. I blogged about the giveaway here (entry 4)
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  20. This sounds interesting!

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  21. Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/index.php/book-giveaway-the-laughing-gorilla-by-robert-graysmith-ends-10-23-2009/

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  23. +1 commenting as this looks like a really scary fun book to read and thanks for the chance!

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  24. +1 I would really like to read
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  25. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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  27. +1 This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!
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  29. Please enter me in this giveaway!

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  30. I have read his books on the zodiac killer and they were riveting so I would be very interested in reading this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    The Laughing Gorilla sounds like a riveting novel and page turner. I would sure like to read this book. Pease enter me in your contest. Thanks very much.

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  39. Would love to read this.
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  45. +1 for commenting. Please enter me. Thanks
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