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Hood and the years in prison and on the streets He described the escalation pattern of violence that brought him inexorably to the morning when he committed the first in a series of murders of teenage hitchhikers obsessive random carnage to relieve the rage inside himHe told how this made i. In his commentary of the celebration of sadistic murder Final Truth The Autobiography of a Serial Killer Colin Wilson refers to the first particularly gruesome passage involving the death of an innocent girl as one which may well be the point at which most readers will stop reading Final Truth That was certainly my own reaction the first time I read the book Score one person for that side Final Truth is the uasi autobiography of Donald Pee Wee Gaskins a lifelong criminal who left a trail of countless bodies buried andor submerged all along the eastern US Coastline Co author Wilton Earle claims to be recreating the words of Gaskins who was on Death Row during the formulation of the book by sneaking cassette tapes out of the prison where he was interviewing Gaskins In fact Earle goes so far as to write the book with Gaskins himself as narrator along with his particular idiolect Gaskins is seemingly obsessed with excremental argot along with vile descriptions of sexual acts and comparisons usually involve some manner of bodily function alongside foodstuff But then it can be argued that the life of a serial killer cannot be considered pretty This book truly is not However the catch comes toward the end when Earle himself writes I made no attempt to corroborate everything Gaskins told me it being generally accepted that all autobiographical narration by persons great or small famous or infamous is inherently biased and therefore subject to close scrutiny and a measure of skepticism The co author did not verify a hefty portion of this graphic stomach turning material Essentially he was Gaskins mouthpiece from outside Death Row This does not seem so bad until one realizes that this book is not so much an autobiography as it is a cold and calculating depiction of some of the most horrific acts perpetrated against other human beings Rapes both hetero and homosexual of adults and children alike brutalization including blatant descriptions of the wounds made as the story is being told and prologued slow painful murdersThat s not autobiography That s base perversion with prurient appeal to the lowest common denominator It s unnecessary gratuitous and something which the co author alleges almost sent him into psychiatric despairAnd Gaskins talks a lot of machismo He s The Strongest Man There Is etc How much of what he allegedly says in this book is dubious let alone whether or not the words themselves are truthful Every night it seems the man would steal a car marry another woman I lost count after four or five concurrent wives in various states set fire to a housebarnwarehouse murder a womanchildconvict run away from prison or a holding cell etc Gaskins story reads like a fucked up version of Forrest Gump complete with awkward parlance He knowed tone thing or another or the onliest this or that or that the age of 42 was his killingest year Who talks like that ReallyThe impenetrability of the foul material aside the writing style is itself is obvious and forced It s painful to traipse through such deliberately mangled verbiage typed by an apparently educated man EarleThere is no redeeming value to Final Truths It s snuff plain and simple Exploitative over the top and without merit of any kind Gaskins never comes across as a sympathetic person of any sort despite himself not only because of his horrifying crimes but because of his own portrayal of himself as a child rapist murderer repeat offender with no hope of rehabilitationIn Final Truth the greatest anti hero turns out to be the electric chair

summary Final Truth : The Autobiography of a Serial Killer

Final Truth : The Autobiography of a Serial Killer

T easier for him to commit what he called his 'Serious Murders' killing victims he knew including his family and friendsHe held nothing back; recounting each murder in ghastly detail in his desire to stat the 'final truth' about himselfHis story is one of the most chilling you will ever rea. To be honest I feel slightly disgusted even giving this four stars I decided to read this because despite how many books about killing I read I still can t fathom how other people decide to kill So obviously I didn t expect this to be a pleasant book but I do think that the co author did sensationalize parts that he didn t need to In addition I also think that a lot of Gaskins claims are lies It s pretty clear in certain parts that he was saying things to either get others to sympathize with him or to impress people with how special he thought he was I can t really mark that down at all since that s exactly what many serial killers do but I think adding footnotes or such would have helped readers to put events into perspective Further the contrast between extremely uneducated words and phrases interspersed with very well written sentences and college level words felt very inconsistent and made me wonder exactly what the co author s thought process was when he prepared this bookOverall this is not something light and fun to read It s definitely intended to put you in the headspace of a killer although I would firmly say it doesn t allow you to empathize with them To reiterate a point I already made the whole book feels sensationalized which just exacerbates the feelings of disgust I had while reading this So this book does its job of showing what a killer thinks to a good extent but I also think it the key motivation in writing this was to make money

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On September 6th 1991 the state of South Carolina executed Donald 'Pee Wee' Gaskins in the electric chairIn the year prior to his execution as he sat in Death Row he revealed his life story to journalist Wilton EarleWithout remorse and in graphic detail he told of the brutality of his child. I ve always enjoyed a good true crime book Being from South Carolina I have heard a lot about Pee Wee Gaskins because he is from here and actually one of his murders was someone my mom went to school with I am not a sueamish person or easily disturbed but this novel is VERY graphic and goes into depth with each murder At times I was literally cringing while reading it I should have known how graphic it was because upon purchasing it the novel is kept behind the counter and I had to present two forms of ID before I could purchase it I actually considered donating it simply because I did not know if I wanted it even on my bookshelf If you are new to the true crime genre I do not know if this is the first book I would test the waters with


10 thoughts on “Final Truth : The Autobiography of a Serial Killer

  1. says:

    I was so creeped out and disturbed by the book that I called out of work so I could finish reading it This man lived on the same street as I did went to places I see everyday and talks about going different locations I've gone to without even knowing their connection to him

  2. says:

    Being from SC I have always heard about Pee Wee Gaskins This book is very disturbing and uite graphic Only abou

  3. says:

    I've always enjoyed a good true crime book Being from South Carolina I have heard a lot about Pee Wee Gaskins because he is from here and actually one of his murders was someone my mom went to school with I am not a sueamis

  4. says:

    In his commentary of the celebration of sadistic murder Final Truth The Autobiography of a Serial Killer Colin Wilson refers to the first particularly gruesome passage involving the death of an innocent girl as one which “may well be the point at which most readers will stop reading Final Truth That was certainly my own reaction the first time I read the book”Score one person for that side Final Truth is t

  5. says:

    As sick as this book is I have to say it is strangely good Don't get me wrong the man Pee Wee Gaskins was a sick demented sadistic twisted mad man but he was a smart man It is true that the South Carolina law never once solved a case of his o

  6. says:

    Difficult to rate honestly I knew what I was getting into when I started and while there's some stomach churning things detailed in this book the most horrific part is the ease with which Gaskins seems to relay them If you

  7. says:

    To be honest I feel slightly disgusted even giving this four stars I decided to read this because despite how many books about killing I read I still can't fathom how other people decide to kill So obviously I didn't expect this to be a pleasa

  8. says:

    Graphic Gory Detailed Not for the sueamish Donald Pee Wee Gaskins is at the top tier of serial killers with the likes of Bundy and Dahmer but w

  9. says:

    I'm at once completely fascinated and horrified Since the story is told from the perspective of Pee Wee I can't help but to empathize with him He is very direct and honest going through the stories of his killings with logic and blu

  10. says:

    I recommend this book not because it is a fluffy feel good type book nor for any voyeuristic appeal to anyone's sadistic side Rather it is a

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