[Butcher Author Gary C. King] E–book ¶ Gary C. King
Count me among the many fans of Gary C King As an author he meticulously researches the crimes he covers I know that when I pick up one of his books I will read details than I will et anywhere else about the story If you are a true crime junkie like me you want to understand what the killer was thinking and what makes him or her behave the way they do Not that knowing the background of the killer Crochet to Calm gives him any excuse of course but as a student of psychology I find it truly fascinatingAt anyiven time in the country it is believed that there are numerous serial killers at work many unknown their crimes yet connected or possibly discovered The tale of Butcher illustrates this point well The crimes had been occuring for years and while police felt sure that they were connected it took Finished it last night Nov17 I could not stop reading and was really emerged in the storyOne thing I wasn t too happy about was that in the first few pages you How to Write Dazzling Dialogue get to know already what happened when he was caught who did it I always like my books to be in a chronological time order especially in this case cause I did not know anything about it Besides that I really enjoyed this book I felt for the victims was really angry with the cops and even shocked and disgusted with that dirty little man He reminded me of Ed Gein All in all a page turner Can t wait for Gary C King s next book The Murder of Meredith Kercher a case I also do not know anything about Butcherby Gary C KingISBN 13 978 0 7860 1934 2ISBN 10 0 7860 1934 4King s accounts were clear and left no room for hiding facts or twisting the truth Instead he presented the facts of the story and areat deal of information as well and let the readers come to their conclusions As a result I could finally understand just how a killer like Pickton could hunt in the same SpongeBob SuarePants Find It grounds for over and decade and continue on with seeming impunity I found myself becoming disgusted with the obvious disregard that law enforcement viewed the continued disappearances of Pickton s victims and their bumbling attempts at investigation Their interrogation was truly laughable and the way he was eventually caught Purely Luck Very SaddeningDespite luck Very saddeningDespite the book there were enough flaws present that kept me from awarding it a four star rating The biggest detracting factor was the way the book started off While I thought it was wonderful that King fleshed out the stories of Pickton s victims thus making them real and human for readers the way in which their stories was strung together and presented was initially jarring and confusing The time line that the author attempts to build during the first ten or so chapters comes off choppy and can make it difficult for the reader to keep everything in focus Especially since there is some chronological jumping around While discussing the victims specifically the older ones that have not yet had charges brought against Pickton for King makes comments and references facts and later events that those not entirely familiar with the case will find confusingGiven the fact that the Canadian authorities did a spectacularly awful job interviewing and interrogating Pickton I m not entirely sure why the author felt the need to dedicate so many chapters to the interrogation I felt it would have been much better for King toive the readers brief limpses of the interrogations for the sole purpose of viewing the authorities poor abilities and then conveying the information discovered in the author s own words The authorities methods and attempts read like a badly written B movie and there was just no saving that section As a result it dragged the novel down and detracted from King s otherwise wonderful writingI must confess that I was also disappointed with the photos included in this book The book is billed as havi. His Goal To Kill An Even FiftyThey called him Uncle Willie At night Robert Willie Pickton visited the streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside The women he picked up never came backHis Methods Rape and Torture For years police built a long list of missing prostitutes women at the edge of society Some people cla. ,
Gary C. King ✓ 2 SummaryHappier if the book could at least have discussed about the missing women and talk a little about which cases seemed to relate to Pickton in some way This was ood as far as it went For anyone who may be just starting to read true crime Gary C King is one of the best Before putting stock into any reviews you may read read
One Of His Books For Yourself Andof his books for yourself and will be proof enough Not only has "he written many books each one of his books that I "written many books each one of his books that I read have been very well researched very well detailed and he Crash goes the extra mile Butcher turned out to be no different and I m not disappointed in the least I m shocked that I didn t hear about this man this case before picking this book up These murders occured over a span of decades in Vancouver and this man Robert Pickton has to be among the worst serial killers I ve ever read about A lot of the time with this kind of book I enjoy reading about the victims and the murderer s past everything leading up to the crime and the crime itself and I llet a little bored by the time the court proceedings come along This has never happened as far as my memory allows with a King book and it didn t happen with this one Reading about the interrogation between police and Pickton was absolutely baffling This had to be one of the high points of the book There are a few minor ualms I have three times that I noticed King did repeat something he already told the reader In all fairness I do have to point out that each time the repeat did Garter Stitch Revival go hand in hand with what was being talked about it wasn t just shoved in for no reason and both times it was a relatively minor point It just could have notone in and been fine IMO There was one point near the beginning of the book around page 75 where King told about a comment from an employee at a Vancouver rendering plant where Pickton was known to take pig remains to be disposed of Apparently one of the employyes who has contact with Pickton commented on his using his bare hands to manuever the barrels containing said remains Obviously this disgusted this man hence his comment Around page 75 King writes that another employee at the same plant echoed the comments of the first employee The only problem is the echoed comments were again told to the reader and it was word for word the same exact comment as told by the first employee it s obvious King ot confused somewhere along the lines Again nothing big and
certainly nothing that would take away from the book but something worth mentioning This case really tests ones mind You onothing that would take away from the book but something worth mentioning This case really tests ones mind You The strange birda Borne story go many emotions The main emotion I had is anger I seldom condemn a police department but here it is justified The RCMP should hang their heads Years before this case broke they knew something was wrong So many women just vanished of the streets The pleas of family and friends of the missing went unheeded Because these women were Street Women how I HATE that term not one person in authorityave a damn To cover their ineptness they say how they worked so hard to The Emotional Craft of Fiction get them justice That is crap There were too many chances for them to put a stop to it They ignored the warnings and the calls went unheard How dare they swear to protect and serve then turn their backs on the vulnerable ones I will probably have to review about this later but for now I just want to scream The PAcific Northwest is a hotbed for serial killers so I had heard the new stories when this case started breaking but even that didn t prepare me for the details included in this book This is an individual that is truly depraved even so than the Green River Killer I enjoyed this book to the end that itave a The Fire in Fiction Passion Purpose and Techniues to Make Your Novel Great good insight into the mind of someone so sick There was a bit of slow part in the middle about jailhouse interviews where itot a little repetitive but the rest was enough to overcome that. Use of horrors for decades Friends neighbors and community leaders came and went while Pickton committed debauchery torture and bloodletting rivaling the worst on record What he did to his victims was unspeakable What he did to the bodies was unimaginable How he This Could Be Our Future got away with it is the most shocking crime of al. Ng 16 pages of disturbing photos and yet there wasn t anything truly disturbing about the photos provided The courtroom sketches of Pickton were haunting yes and the photos of some of the victims was saddening but there was nothing out and out disturbing about them In fact they were all photos that could have been safely used on the front cover of a newspaper and probably have been Not what I would expect to see in a true crime novel that purports to have disturbing photosFor the most part I found King s Butcher to be a well written account of serial killer Robert Willie Pickton that not only chronicled his crimes the events around and leading up to his capture the actions of the blundering authorities but also explained and answered just how and why Pickton was able to continue his heinous acts unchecked for so long I will likely be adding King s other true crime novels to my reading list This book was into the background of Robert Willie Pickton than other books that focused exclusively on the background on his victims As a person interested in the whole story I was really surprised that this was the only book that reported from rumor fact or whatever any information about the actual Serial Killer s background Usually when you read a book on serial murder and true crime youet a sense of who this person was or why they became what they did I have yet to encounter another book on these events that dig into the past of the killer himself most interestingly which is pretty standard We all want to know why even when there is no why Some people are just born predators to the rest of us So that s why I The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World give this book five stars Do I know the information is accurate Well there is no other source to turn to right now that says any different But this book does honor the victims andives them their due coverage I won t say he in the least slighted these victims these women this monster chose because they were easy pickings Showing him to be a monster and despicable coward to the end who preyed on these psychologically sick and marginalized by society females to scared to take on any one healthy or stronger than him His crimes are the most demented and disgusting I ve ever heard of As a United States Citizen I oppose the death penalty But what he did and Story and Other Stories got away with for probably far longer than anyone knows I wonder why I oppose it Especially upon reading an article that his siblings are actually SUING the police for destroying their farm I think that very act shows callousness on both the sister and brother How do you have the nerve to do that after what your brother did while the two you say you had no idea Instead of making a profitive to the city to memorialize the victims you callous people What a fucking freak I ve been on a true crime kick lately and this dude has taken the cake so far Robert Pickton is one sick puppy A By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain greasy disgusting millionaire pig farmer with a low I who lives like white trash andives everyone money and drugs to keep being able to kill prostitutes and butcher them up and feed them to pigs FuuuuuuckThe only thing I didn t like about this book was the first five chapters or so there was a lot of repetition like the author had spent a lot of time between the chapters without oing back and reading them But after it hit its stride it just flies "to the end I enjoyed many books by this author I wouldn t include "the end I ve enjoyed many books this author but I wouldn t include one among his best work Particularly troublesome is the Interrogation section the killer stonewalls while being uestioned by police and no information is collected yet the section oes on for ten tiresome chapters This was Blue Moon good reportage on the breaking of the Willie Pickton case but they didn t wait for him too to trial to take this one to press so a lot could not be discussed in here I would have been. Imed there was a serial killer One detective lost his job for saying so But investigators didn't have a single bodyuntil someone found a skull sawed in halfThe Pig Farm MurdersOn land that had made his family millions on a sualid pig farm near a school a condo development and a Starbucks Robert Pickton ran a ho.