Published November 1st by Amok Books (first published January 1st ) Are there any fiction books where Carl Panzram would be the protagonist?. Carl Panzram, a notorious serial killer and criminal during the s, boasted Henry Lesser attempted to publish Panzram’s autobiography and dedicated his. Carl Panzram (June 28, – September 5, ) was an American serial killer , rapist, arsonist and burglar. He is known for his confession to prison guard.

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In the school, which was run by Christians, Carl was beaten and raped.

Carl Panzram

Katheryn Llanes rated it it was amazing Dec 16, It is repeated time and time again how arduous the process of getting this book published was. I think I would have liked the book better if it was just Panzram’s writings; I also think carll would have given me more insight into his actions.

Gaddis no relation seemingly believes in the rehabilitation of prisoners. My only desire is to reform people car try to reform me, and I believe that the only way to reform people is to kill ’em!

You learn the “whys” that we all seek to understand. Getting a feeling for Panzram is quite easy, as he is very outward with his crimes. The young gard was suprised to learn that Panzram had read Schopenhauer and shared that philosophers pessimism about human affairs. Feb 28, Budha rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This book czrl made me examine my opinions about crime and punishment.


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I preyed upon the weak, the harmless and the unsuspecting. If either had blok any more, I should very cheerfully have broken them also. Nov 14, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: He had a horrible childhood and was panzrxm off and on his entire life starting at the age of An absolutely brutal tale, that keeps all the sources in a row.

Didn’t he resemble a raging God himself? Boolius marked it as to-read Feb 04, Even then implementing a death sentence bbook much rarer than it is today. Kansas, where the prison was located, had abolished capital punishment as had seven other states.

The first and most obvious is Panzram himself. The letters are interspersed with comments from the authors to explain or give context needed for the letters to read more fully. I don’t believe there is any good in any man.

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He was given one year for contempt of Congress due to his vook to answer questions about the Teapot Dome Scandal. Apr 18, Kenneth rated it liked it Shelves: I learned that even the worst of humanity are still human. Instead he was given an 8 year old girl, also claimed to be a virgin, but again Carl thought hwe was being taken. It’s sort of sad because it seems like he just started out as a mischievous, semi-violent little boy Good lord.

Though, by the darl, it was getting more and more repetitive. He ran away from home at the age of 14, in Januaryto become a hobo on the rails. For all these things I am not in the least bit sorry.

What makes it all the more chilling is the level of intelligence and creativity that is apparent within his words. No trivia or quizzes yet.


I think I would rather be a serial killer than a corporate lackey. Most of his words are from a long form confession he wrote from a cell in a Washington DC Prison. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

That might cxrl how the publisher thought to market it but there’s a bit more to this one.

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Panzram had killed a federal employee however so his trail acrl before a federal judge. They are surprising on several levels, not the least of which is that Panzram’s hatred of guards. Sinclair, the richest man in American history to go to prison.

Geen verbloeming, geen vergoelijking. He made one friend in his his bloody 38 years of life, prison guard Henry Lesser, psnzram convinced him to write down his life story. He was looking for something. Janell Slifka rated it it was ok Dec 06, Apr 12, Shane Lusher rated it liked it.

Return to Book Page. Don’t be a stool pigeon, a rat or an informer.

This is what he said: Tracy marked it as to-read Jan 30, While there, he was repeatedly beaten, torturedand raped by staff members in what attendees dubbed “The Painting House”, because children would leave “painted” with bruises and blood.