HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Sök igenom hela webbplatsen
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the…
Laddar...

True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of… (utgåvan 2016)

av James Renner (Författare)

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
15411136,006 (3.58)10
"When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011, James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004. Over the course of his investigation, he uncovers numerous important and shocking new clues about what may have happened to Maura, but also finds himself in increasingly dangerous situations with little regard for his own well-being. As his quest to find Maura deepens, the case starts taking a toll on his personal life, which begins to spiral out of control. The result is an absorbing dual investigation of the complicated story of the All-American girl who went missing and James's own equally complicated true crime addiction. James Renner's True Crime Addict is the story of his spellbinding investigation of the missing person's case of Maura Murray, which has taken on a life of its own for armchair sleuths across the web. In the spirit of David Fincher's Zodiac, it is a fascinating look at a case that has eluded authorities and one man's obsessive quest for the answers"--… (mer)
Medlem:myrna1942
Titel:True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
Författare:James Renner (Författare)
Info:Thomas Dunne Books (2016), 304 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek, Non-Fiction
Betyg:
Taggar:Ingen/inga

Verkdetaljer

True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray av James Renner

Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 10 omnämnanden

Visa 1-5 av 11 (nästa | visa alla)
I can’t get enough of journalists writing long form. They’re succinct and definitely don’t let themselves get bogged down in pointless details and $.50 words when a $.10’ll do.

He further solidifies my belief about true crime writers — they all have to be a little mad to think like the killers do. Or in this case, “victim.” (FWIW, I’m on board with his conclusion.)

While I understand his need to stop chasing unsolved crimes, I hate, just a tiny bit, that he won’t be writing more absorbing books for me to greedily read. ( )
  amandanan | Jun 6, 2020 |
In the course of investigating true crime cases, Renner describes how and why his own experiences and family background contribute to him losing his perspective and perhaps his sanity. I had never heard of the disappearance of Maura Murray, which is the case he concentrates on in this book. There is no solution to the crime (if there was one) even though Renner spends several years following leads and traveling many miles. He alternates between his investigations and events in his own life, so it's hard to follow the steps in his investigation sometimes. ( )
  terran | Nov 3, 2019 |
The thing that made this one so compulsively readable was that the author weaves his own personal struggles and dark family history into the story. He talks about the Murray case, but also delves into his dark desire to search for danger. It was hard to read at times, but I couldn’t put it down. ( )
  bookworm12 | Sep 4, 2018 |
True Crime Addict is something I kept talking about to my wife, saying, "You've got to read this." But once I hit the really creepy and disturbing scenes in the middle, I thought twice about recommending it to anyone. It's truly unnerving, and opened up a whole world to me that I had not known existed: people who become obsessed with cold cases. This is Serial without Sarah Koenig's whining, "Oh . . . I just don't know. . ." Renner is a mess himself, however, but that's part of the story. He strikes me as unlikable, as weird as some of the people he describes, and makes some insinuations about the victim's father that seem out of line. The Maura Murray case also seems like a much more complicated crime than the one in Serial. Add to the mix the fact that Renner offers a few terrifying scenes from his own past and you have a--an I don't know what. All I can say is that this really gave me the creeps and made me look twice at everyone I saw in Burger King the night I finished it. So--I can't recommend it. All I can say is that I couldn't stop reading it and that Renner does a heck of a job making the telling of the story seem casual and informal. Anyone who has ever written a paragraph knows that this takes a lot of work. Yes, yes, he sometimes does immature things as a writer, like using gratuitous profanity--but, again, I didn't bail on it. ( )
  Stubb | Aug 28, 2018 |
To begin with the case of Maura Murray is one of the most interesting in a long time. I have listened to Renner's podcast and watched the documentary so listening to this was just a natural progression. It is not a disappointment. Renner's research and commentary is well worth listening to. ( )
  bnbookgirl | Jan 12, 2018 |
Visa 1-5 av 11 (nästa | visa alla)
inga recensioner | lägg till en recension
Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Viktiga platser
Viktiga händelser
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Motto
Dedikation
Inledande ord
Citat
Avslutande ord
Särskiljningsnotis
Förlagets redaktörer
På baksidan citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Kanonisk DDC/MDS

Hänvisningar till detta verk hos externa resurser.

Wikipedia på engelska (1)

"When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011, James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004. Over the course of his investigation, he uncovers numerous important and shocking new clues about what may have happened to Maura, but also finds himself in increasingly dangerous situations with little regard for his own well-being. As his quest to find Maura deepens, the case starts taking a toll on his personal life, which begins to spiral out of control. The result is an absorbing dual investigation of the complicated story of the All-American girl who went missing and James's own equally complicated true crime addiction. James Renner's True Crime Addict is the story of his spellbinding investigation of the missing person's case of Maura Murray, which has taken on a life of its own for armchair sleuths across the web. In the spirit of David Fincher's Zodiac, it is a fascinating look at a case that has eluded authorities and one man's obsessive quest for the answers"--

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Snabblänkar

Populära omslag

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (3.58)
0.5
1 3
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3 8
3.5 2
4 16
4.5
5 6

Är det här du?

Bli LibraryThing-författare.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 157,816,194 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig