John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

Defending A Monster

Book - 2011
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Recounts the trial of the notorious serial killer and follows the experiences of his friend and lawyer, Sam Amirante, who accepted Gacy as a client when the latter complained of police harassment before revealing his crimes during a drunken confession.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2011.
ISBN: 9781616082482
Characteristics: xi, 402 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Broderick, Danny


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Aug 05, 2017

"When gacy returned from his office, he was holding some items of paperwork that looked like official IRS forms and a job application, but he was also carrying something else that made the hairs on the back of Rob's neck stand. He was holding a set of handcuffs....John was doing his clown act. he was smiling, not threatening... he began humming some kind of stupid show tune...two things happened. the fear that had first gripped Rob when he saw the handcuffs drained away completely. He was fully disarmed. plus, he was actually astonished. this was a real, professional, well-executed trick....Rob looked at John. He couldn't believe it. It was as if he was looking at a different person. Gone was the goofy, creepy, familiar ear-to-ear smile. It had been replaced by a grave, stern, dead stare..Gacy's eyes had gone lifeless. They had lost life's twinkle. There seemed to be nothing behind them. No personality. No person..The transformation struck a level of fear into Rob's heart that wasn't fear. It was terror...Then, like in a terrible B horror film, the telephone shrieked. Gacy looked toward the front of the house. When he looked back at Rob, he was John again, just like that...Rob thought he was losing his mind...he felt the fear growing inside him again.WHEN SOMETHING SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT USUALLY IS, he thought. THIS GUY WAS SOME KIND OF WEIRDO. Rob realized he was in some stranger's house--an old, weird man's house, locked in handcuffs. He began to feel that he was going to cry. He didn't want to. He wanted to be strong. He felt that he had to hold it together... 'Suppose I just fucking rape you, you little fucking liar,' Gacy growled. 'You said that you would do anything for money. You led me on! You lied to me!'...He grabbed Rob by the waistband of his jeans and pulled him closer...Rob was now past terror. Was this a nightmare, or was it real? Why couldn't he just wake up?..Rob looked back at John Wayne Gacy, who was standing behind him. 'One second, I'll show you one quick trick for the road. Put down your coat for a second. You'll love this.' 'Why are you putting it over my head?' Rob asked, nervously laughing. 'Just watch,' Gacy whispered. Those were Rob PIest's last words." Are all gays like Gacy? ( The Jekyll and Hyde aspect) They are, by definition, sex-addicts: they get really hungry for it, have to have it, right away, will pressure those they think weaker than them, for it, the only thing different than most gays and Gacy, is: most gays don't kill, serially, instead of settling for random blow jobs.

Feb 08, 2017

Amirante writes in a breezy, conversational style which is probably helpful given the bizarre and horrifying subject matter--the rape and murder of 33 young men and teenage boys by his first client, John Gacy, in Chicago in the 1970s. Bookend this one with another gripping true crime read, 2016's The Crime of the Century, which chronicled the shocking 1966 rape-murders of eight Chicago student nurses by Richard Speck and was written by Bill Martin (with Dennis L. Breo), the implacable former Chief Prosecutor who brought Speck to justice.

donamarieg007 Nov 20, 2012

I really thought I brought the book back and dropped it off at kids room library...

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