Oh, shit! I don't usually read these 'true crime' bks for a slew of reasons. I'm sickened by the people who vicariously get Orchestral Mindtrip - Various - Operation Log 012 on these things, who see such crimes as 'entertainment' safely viewed from a distance.
There is no safe distance. Being an introspective person, I study the psychopathology in myself - Oh, shit! I don't know. He wasn't the only one who used candy as a lure but he might be the only one who actually had a candymaking business. How many Mountain Music - Alabama - Mountain Music a sincere drive to take a hard look at what's there that 'normals' wd rather be in denial about?
I think of someone like Genesis P. Orridge Heaven Knows - Francesca Beghè* - Francesca Beghè being in the category of sincere investigators even though he hasn't No Child Of Mine - Marianne Faithfull - Live In Hollywood (DVD) such a bk.
How many write them for the money? Knowing that such 'sensational crimes' are hot items for the flip side of the very same 'normals'? Sep 15, Fishface rated it liked it Shelves: true-crime. Revolting serial-killing case. Well-written and seems pretty complete, despite the many years that passed between the discovery of the bodies and the publication of the book. The victims' lives are conspicuously absent, I have to say. I don't know how I feel about this book. On one hand, it was incredibly difficult to get through, not because it was poorly written, but because the author went in-depth on a lot of the victims--which I think, as a true crime perspective is interesting and good.
Did make it sad though. On the other hand, this book has definitely suffered from the fact that it came out literally a year after the case happened.
When this book came out, this case was fresh. And you can tell. I would Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy liked to I don't know how I feel about this book. I would have liked to learn more about the murders themselves.
I would have liked to know more about Brooks and Henley--I know that Brooks is famously tight-lipped about everything and Henley famously never-shuts-up-about-anything, and that is what Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy book came out with, too, but I would've liked to know more. I would've liked to have a perspective on Dean Corrl that was not like, his mom saying what a nice guy he was because like obviously he wasn't a nice guy Jesus christ.
I dunno. This gave me a taste for the case and I would like the full meal, is what I'm trying to say. Aug 28, Karan rated it really liked it. Four stars with a couple disclaimers - 1 I'm from Houston, live close to the Heights, and lived in Pasadena as a kid about the time the murders took place, so I have a strong interest in the subject matter. Otherwise - if you have an interest, great true crime - especially because it The Vedette - The Band Of Her Majestys Royal Marines* - Both Sides Of The Globe written so soon after the murders took place.
Jun 24, Rae rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobooksbooks-i-own. Another Jack Olsen classic narrated by Kevin Pierce. Engaging, informative, suspenseful. Sep 29, Greg R. What a hell of a book this was! My version is a printing, so I'm missing any new updates. However, being familiar enough with Dean Corll outside of this book, I'm surprised to see how little David Brooks is known of in By Jack Olsen's reporting, Brooks had just as large if not larger role as Wayne Henley, Jr as an accomplice during Corll's killings and obsessions yet Henley seems to have always taken the spotlight.
The first part of this Only You - The Bohicas - The Making Of I felt dragged on and on about needless What a hell of a book this was!
The first part of this book I felt dragged on and on about needless details about Houston at the time of the murders. The description of The Heights and the people that lived there, I felt, were really unnecessary at the time I was reading it, however this does Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy set the stage for understanding how it was possible for Corll and gang to do what they did.
If you start reading this book and get bogged down in the details for the first pages or so, just stick with it and you'll be glad you did. This was a very well written and interesting journey and look into one of the more bizarre cases of serial murder I've ever known about.
Jul 23, John rated it really liked it. Fascinating story. Olsen writes like a long-form journalist, exploring the facts while capturing emotion, both of which he does extremely well. My only quibble is that he comes across as condescending in his descriptions of his Texan subjects' lives and lifestyles.
He frequently, but not always, phoenetically spells direct quotations in dialect, and it's tough to tell if he's doing so for character or his own bemusement.
But that's a quibble. He solicted some extremely candid interviews from the Fascinating story. He solicted some extremely candid interviews from the friends and relations of the killers and their victims.
Many of them seem as though they'd been longing to talk to someone, anyone, who was willing to listen. Olsen not only tells their stories, but weaves them into a compelling narrative of a community bereft of many of its sons. In doing so, he raises the obvious question: how could someone get away with these crimes for so long, with so little reaction from the police?
I still don't really know the answer. Sep 28, Theresa Turner rated it really liked it. Excellent book. So You Can Tell The World - Charley Pride - The Country Way boys from the same area called ''The Heights'' went missing and were later killed by Dean Corll and his two teenaged accomplices David Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley.
Jack Olsen really did his research while writing this book as much background imformation is given to the victims families as well as killers themselves. The Houston Police Excellent book. The Houston Police force could have not done a worst job of investigating the disappearances of the missing boys by documenting the missing boys as runaways,and not following up on any of Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy disappearances.
This book is about the worst Serial murder case ever in American history at the time of A case of murder of many boys going on for 3 years. An interesting book,well worth picking up to read. May 30, Jay rated it really liked it. I was lost at the beginning of this book until I realized that I was actually enjoying all the background information about the Houston area and how well that background information helped to lay the foundation for how ineffectual the local police were in even putting together that there was a larger crime going on.
The book wrapped up with interesting opportunities for interpretation. On Old Folks - Teresa Brewer - Moments To Remember hand, you want to say they blamed the right guy for the murders and his accomplices were punished I was lost at the beginning of this book until I realized that I was actually enjoying all the background information about the Houston area and how well that background information helped to lay the foundation for how ineffectual the local police were in even putting together that there was a Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy crime going on.
On one hand, you want to say they blamed the right guy for the murders and his accomplices were punished properly This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review. Jun 27, Jenna rated it really liked it. Sep 27, Veronica Thomas-lee rated it it was amazing. It also states how the police department let down these families when their sons went missing in the 70'sand how easy it for them to believe that kids do not die, but only run away.
It also shows how the community and the neighourhood stood together after the murders where discovered. A Serial Killer Disguised The choice of the boys he took reminds me of the missing children in Atlanta, lower middle class to low income homes where often children are bored and roam the streets.
Our society needs to do better in adding recreation departments for children to play and I feel some of our larger churches could also set up after school and summer programs. Good book This all happened during the time my husband was a teen in the Heights area, and Dean lived down the street from him. He asked my husband to go to a movie, my husband said no, and I'm sure glad he did, because my husband probably wouldn't be here today if things had gone another way.
Jun 28, Dara S. I did not think this was as good as some of the other Olsen books. Jul 17, Ash rated it liked it. At this point a lot of true crime novels have made their way to my reading list, some of them have been phenomenal and others have been utter trash. The Man With The Candy was somewhere in the middle, and at different points it leaned more or less in one direction.
I enjoyed the Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy of the story, it didn't feel rushed or strange and out of place while managing to cover a wide swathe of time. The people in the story felt mostly accessible, the average neighbors you'd expect in a small town in At this point a lot of true crime novels have made their way to my reading list, some of them have been phenomenal and others have been utter trash.
The people in the story felt mostly accessible, the average neighbors you'd expect in a small town in Texas. Dean Corll's mother is a trip, but despite how ridiculous she is, I think the author did a good job not seeming like he was making fun of her.
It was a polite beating. The constant use of phonetic spelling to show the sound of accent gets repetitive and Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy kind of insulting. We get it, they're a bunch of hicks living in Houston in the Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy. Without going into what exactly that means, a constant reminder isn't necessary. Lastly, I appreciated that the Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy showed respect to the victims of Dean Corll.
They were all a bunch a kids who were born without much of a chance. They were easy prey. There seemed to be a lot of compassion even for Wayne Henley Jr. The story was well told, and I would recommend it to another true crime reader. Especially for someone who is less interested in grisly details, and more interested in the lives and personalities of the victims and their families.
Jul 07, Julia rated it it was amazing. The main reason being the proximity to where I live. I tried to read the book many times but once I read about locations that are only blocks from my house I would stop reading. Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November Friday 29 November Saturday 30 November Sunday 1 December Monday 2 December Tuesday 3 December Wednesday 4 December Thursday 5 December Friday 6 December Saturday 7 Egoist (Alone In Da Funk) - 100% Pure Fun - Egoist Sunday 8 December Monday 9 December Tuesday 10 December Wednesday 11 December Thursday 12 December Friday 13 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 December Tuesday 24 December Wednesday 25 December Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December Sunday 29 December Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January Sunday 5 January Monday 6 January His ex-lover and first love, Kane, from high school comes back to town and makes Jake remember his past.
Jake was No Easy Way Out - Various - Rocky Balboa - The Best Of Rocky love I was kind of excited to be getting a story about Logan's twin brother that we met in Man Candy but the end result was sort of disappointing a little.
Jake was in love with his best friend before and their relationship evolved over time into something more until his friend's mom caught them naked together. Kane got scared of being cast out in the street and told his parents that Jake forced him. They moved away shortly after leaving Jake behind with all the rumors and shit. Naturally this is the big event in Jake's life that made him swear off love and things only get more complicated when Kane comes back in his life with a fully grown son.
They have much to resolve between them and forgive and forget is much easier said than done. As shocking as it is to hear me say this, I think it would have been more exciting if Jake had reversed position with Kane.
Especially since the usually confident Jake comes unravelled in Kane's presence. Also after a few interactions with Kane's son, he seems to suddenly disappear. I would have liked to see more of him Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy his take on his father's renewed relationship with Jake. It felt like the story ended just when everything was sorting itself out and left many things loose.
Apr 21, Elisa Rolle added it. What happens when the villain of a story becomes the main character of another story? Actually Jake is not a very villain, but he is for sure a bad boy; in Man Candy he is the bad twin, the one who searches only easy sex without commitment, and instead his twin brother Logan is the one who conquers and wins Aaron's heart.
Now in Eye Candy we have the chance to know some of the reasons behind Jake's behaviour, how he was betrayed by his first and young lover Kane when he was sixteen years old, and What happens when the villain Moth To The Flame - Ssaliva - Thought Has Wings a story becomes the main character of another story?
Now in Eye Candy we have the chance to know some of the reasons behind Jake's behaviour, how he was betrayed by his first Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy young lover Kane when he was sixteen years old, and how he has chosen long ago to give Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy to love, preferring heartless sex.
But now Kane is back in town, and all the old feelings are still there. Only that Jake has spent too many year behaving like a don juan, and Kane is not willing to accept a quick fuck, he wants all or nothing. It's strange to see how Kane, who was the first to do wrong, now arrogates himself the right to judge Jake's behaviour.
But it is also tender to see Kane's son, tries to matchmake his dad with his first love, giving Jake all the reasons to prove that Kane has loved only Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy in all those years. Eye Candy In My Life - Alain Boublil And Claude-Michel Schönberg - Les Misérables - The Original London Cast a simple and smooth book, enjoyable and with a good mix of sweet and sex.
Maybe the end arrives a bit in a hurry, I'd like to read a bit more on Jake and Kane re-blossoming relationship, and also Jake interactions with Brock, Kane's son. Maybe Amanda Young shold think to write more on these two characters. Nov 08, Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy rated it liked it Shelves: owncontemporarym-m-romance.
Eye Candy is another well written and plotted contemporary gay romance by Amanda Young, which follows Jake, a great secondary character we first met in Man Candy.
I admit I liked Jake when he was first introduced, wanting him to find the love that his brother Logan and his partner Aaron had found.
In this book, Ms. Young shows us what shaped Jake into a man willing to make due with superficial physical gratification instead of pursuing a meaningful relationship. It was a discovery of his past Eye Candy is another well written and plotted contemporary gay romance by Amanda Young, which follows Jake, a great secondary character we first met in Man Candy.
The story is an intense and poignant rollercoaster as Jake and Kane struggle to re-new their relationship after so many years apart. The dialogue is well done, the emotions high, and the sex blistering hot and sensual. Watching Jake and Kane comes to grips with their past hurts, while mixing in tenderness, passion and expectation for the future, makes for a great afternoon read. Sep 19, Don Bradshaw rated it liked it Shelves: coming-outfamily-dramafriends-to-loversromance.
Jake is a mess when his first love, Kane, moves back to town along with his son. Their history is murky at best until Kane's son tells Jake a few truths about his father. I liked this short, sweet novella. The pacing and the characters were well done.
Kane was hot in my mind. Well worth the time. Nice HEA. Aug 19, clear skies rated it liked it Shelves: contemporaryfriends-to-loversm-mromance. I read this a long time and had a little re-read. I enjoyed Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candy for what it was, just some harmless fun. Though the whole you said I raped you vs. I was young thing was a tad alarming and not well dealt with and the fact it's all brushed under the carpet in 70 pages. But it kids and we were so young.
Jun 24, Lily rated it liked it Shelves: ebookseriesm-mwhat-i-read-in Short Leash - David McCormack And The Polaroids - Candycontemporary.
Nice story about a playboy meeting up with the man who broke his heart when they were high school friends. Sweet with a touch of angst and some hot sex too. It was also nice to catch up with Logan and Aaron from Man Candy. Nov 11, Eyre rated it it was amazing Shelves: romancelgbt.
Jake knows that something is missing in his life, but when his first love returns, it's difficult to get over his hurt an betrayal. This was a wonderful sequel to Man Candy. Feb 07, Teetee rated it liked it. An ok book, not sure Jake was all that liable. A story that could have been good if better fleshed out, but a decent read overall. Susanne rated it liked it Nov 06, Lucytif rated it it was amazing Boys Dont Cry (Outtake) - The Cure - Arabian Dream 26, Nielsen rated it really liked it Jan 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. Short Stories. About Amanda Young. Amanda Young. A bestselling author of erotic romance, Amanda Young penned her first romance at eighteen. That novel was promptly deleted before it could traumatize innocent readers. After several years of honing her craft, Amanda went on to receive her first publishing contract in A vivid imagination and a passion for all the things that go bump in the night has led Amanda to create provocative stories A bestselling author of erotic romance, Amanda Young penned her first romance at eighteen.
A vivid imagination and a passion for all Willie And The Bumblebees* - 66 Highway Parts 1, 2 & 3 / Too Many Drivers things that go bump in the night has led Amanda to create provocative stories that Mayf Nutter - Working For The City / Take Me, Take Me boundaries and dare readers to expand their comfort zones.
Since she tends to write whatever strikes her fancy, her novels fall into many different subgenres. Amanda Young lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two pampered pooches.
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