3 1/2 Stars
More true crime with this book. This one had a bit of a twist, though. It was written by an undergraduate student who decided to do his senior thesis on serial killers. He wanted to come at from a different angle, however, and decided to correspond with each incarcerated killer by presenting himself as each killer’s ideal victim. The main subject was John Wayne Gacy, who killed young boys and tried to create the perfect sex slave. The author met Gacy several times in prison, and actually ended up putting his own life in danger. The book talks about how the student juggled the demands of various killers and how he stayed alive through all of it. Very, very interesting, especially for those interested in serial killers and their methods of victim choice.