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November 20, 2020 07:46AM
Not a pleasant topic, is it? I bring it up because in the book I just finished AND in the one I just started both feature a "psychopath". Psychopath's are not people I have studied very much at all... I know the basics - that they see the world differently, emotionally, they have a disconnect seeing fellow human beings as actual other 'people' the way normal people do.

I've never really understood that... or rather exactly what that meant. But in these two books the author sort of made it clear to me... and it was horrifying to say the least.

It's kind of easy to read that a psychopath sees other people as mere objects to be manipulated at their will and think you 'get it'.... but I had not, until reading these last two books. It took reading about the psychopaths in these two books... how they approach life to include everything from the mundane to their evil deeds to get an inkling of how they tick. They, (the psychopaths), see no difference between the mundane and their evil acts... both approached with the same motive - which involves power (perhaps most of all), manipulation to pursue selfish goals, and a near complete lack of empathy.

Fact vs Fiction? Are 'book' psychopaths representative of real life psychopaths? Well... I can't say, for sure, but according to some of the reviewers, (experts in the field), they ARE, or can be and ARE in the two books I chose to read.

They don't even feel 'fear', or don't the way you and I do, (unless you're a psychopath laughing smiley ).

So back to my murder mystery reading binge... I don't want any more psychopaths.. they scare me, call me a 'fraidy cat'. I gotta find a good whodunit author that doesn't want to shock me with 'truth' but instead allows me to read on in ignorant bliss oblivious to real world vile people. - JamesJM


JamesJM49November 20, 2020 07:46AM

  Thought we were no longer doing political posts (nm)

waterfield10November 20, 2020 09:13AM

  Ya lost me. :)

JamesJM16November 20, 2020 09:23AM

  I doubt it (nm)

waterfield9November 20, 2020 10:45AM

  I've never been so confused in my whole life...

JamesJM15November 20, 2020 10:46AM

  Re: I've never been so confused in my whole life...

waterfield12November 20, 2020 10:53AM

  PM me...

JamesJM13November 20, 2020 10:52AM

  Re: PM me...

waterfield15November 20, 2020 10:54AM

  Thanks. (nm)

JamesJM8November 20, 2020 11:25AM

  Re: Psychopaths....

Atlantic Ram16November 20, 2020 01:37PM

  Re: Psychopaths....

waterfield30November 20, 2020 01:48PM

  I really don't believe that...

JamesJM21November 20, 2020 01:59PM

  My mistake, misread you...

JamesJM14November 20, 2020 03:40PM

  Re: Psychopaths....

waterfield14November 20, 2020 03:15PM