My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This story was everything I hoped for, and more.
I’ve always empathized with a certain British serial killer, (view spoiler), feeling more pity than hostility for him, and his actions. It feels like The Lonely Psychopath: A Psychological Horror was written by him, and it shredded me.
The main character’s first interaction with a homeless man almost had me in tears – for both the homeless man (for what he’s just gone through), AND for the main character -Dennis. It shows what a kind heart Dennis really does have, and it helps express just how sad and lonely he is.
This is not a ‘diary of a serial killer’ book, or a killer’s log book, so don’t pick it up if that’s what you’re in the mood for right now. (Try Don’t Read or Diary of a Dead Man: The final thoughts of Ed Boothe).
The Lonely Psychopath: A Psychological Horror is the emotional journey of a sad and misunderstood man.
Trying to make it through his existence is a daily struggle for Dennis, until a very random encounter with a homeless man. This new bromance could very well be the first thing to ever make Dennis truely happy.
One thing is for sure… it is going to change his life forever.
On February 9th 1983 Dennis Nilsen was arrested at his Muswell Hill home, after human remains had been identified as the cause of blocked drains. Within days he had confessed to fifteen gruesome murders over a period of four years. His victims, all young homosexual men, had never been reported missing. Brian Masters, with Nilsen’s full cooperation, has produced a unique study of a serial killer’s mind, revealing the disturbing psychology of a mass murderer.