October 13, 2009

Review & Giveaway: The Laughing Gorilla by Robert Graysmith


The Gorilla Man was the first serial killer to travel from place to place. After strangling a woman, he would proceed to violate her dead body. Onlookers who saw this beast attacking a woman, said that he laughed like a lunatic and he appeared to be an apelike figure. Most of his victims made the mistake of letting people know that they had a room available in their home.

Charles Dullea was an honest man and the police captain in San Francisco. He's probably the only honest man on the police force at that time. He was trying to track down this maniac but at the same time was faced with corrupt officers everywhere he looked. He was determined to get this killer off the streets but what he found shocked him more than his fellow crooked cops.

I don't know what to say except that I loved this book! Certain things were hard to read because it is based on a true story. If you like to read about bad cops and murderers, pick this book up! You won't want to miss it. Now I'm going to have to purchase Robert's other books, ZODIAC and ZODIAC UNMASKED.

Book Information:
The Laughing Gorilla by Robert Graysmith
Penguin Group (USA)
9780425230145
Oct. 2009
368 pages
$25.95 US



Penguin Group has given me permission to give away a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada

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Winner will be chosen Oct. 23rd using Random.org and notified via email.

DISCLAIMER: I received 2 copies of this book, one for review purposes and one to give away.


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45 comments:

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Jessica said...

Count me in please.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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CallMeKayla said...

Sounds interesting.

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cpullum said...

This book looks thrilling! Count me in!
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Kathy said...

I use to collect books on serial killers, weird I know, but anyway I'd love to read this one.

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RubyMoon said...

I love Robert Graysmith's books. His book on the Zodiac was excellent and of course I am a true crime book groupie I suppose having studied criminology in college!

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Kathy said...

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Jaime said...

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter

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Kathy said...

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tanya904 said...

I love to read true stories and this sounds like a great one


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1stopmom said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry 1)
http://giveaways.1stopmom.com/2009/10/16/the-laughing-gorilla/

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1stopmom said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry 2)
http://giveaways.1stopmom.com/2009/10/16/the-laughing-gorilla/

onestopmom(at)hotmail.com

1stopmom said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry 3)
http://giveaways.1stopmom.com/2009/10/16/the-laughing-gorilla/

onestopmom(at)hotmail.com

1stopmom said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry 4)
http://giveaways.1stopmom.com/2009/10/16/the-laughing-gorilla/

onestopmom(at)hotmail.com

1stopmom said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry 5)
http://giveaways.1stopmom.com/2009/10/16/the-laughing-gorilla/

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Kathy said...

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Heidi V said...

This sounds interesting!

Thanks
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Heidi V said...

Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/index.php/book-giveaway-the-laughing-gorilla-by-robert-graysmith-ends-10-23-2009/

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mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Bingo said...

+1 commenting as this looks like a really scary fun book to read and thanks for the chance!

+1 for following your blog

+5 for following your other blog freebies4meandu....love it and subscribed

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+1 for friending you on Book Blogs

+25 for voting for your nephew

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Anita Yancey said...

+1 I would really like to read
this book. Please enter me.
Thanks!

+1 I follow your blog.

+5 I follow on freebies4meandu.

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cstironkat said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

wendy said...

I am a follower of your blog.

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Nancye said...

+1 This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
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+5 for faving me on Technorati
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Kathy said...

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Sarah said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

+1 I follow this blog.
+5 I follow the freebies blog.
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+10 I filled out the information on the Social Vibe icon

Mia J. said...

I have read his books on the zodiac killer and they were riveting so I would be very interested in reading this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

kakihara said...

Yes please! I want to win!
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Kathy said...

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Alexa Nernberg said...

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The Laughing Gorilla sounds like a riveting novel and page turner. I would sure like to read this book. Pease enter me in your contest. Thanks very much.

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Shawna said...

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+1- for commenting~ Thanks for this chance to win this wonderful book I really do need to read it!!!
+1- for following this blog
+1- for being a long time follower
+1-for following on twitter (theblindcupid)
+5- for sharing this contest on Twitter~http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/5027040754
+5-For sharing on Facebook~http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=1259591812&share_id=154802066234&comments=1
+5- for following your other blog freebies4meandu.
+5- for faving on Technorati (theblindcupid)
+1 for being friend on Facebook
+1 for friending me on GoodReads
+25 for voteing for your nephew on the Gap favoites..SO CUTE!!! (did you know you can do this once a day?)
+10 for Filling out your Social Vibe coffee mate thingy & writing a small note with my name.

Total 61 pints

Shawna said...

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Renee G said...

Would love to read this.
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Renee G said...

I'm also a new follower. (rsg)

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Kathy said...

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Sarah said...

+5 tweet: http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/5085094108

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(my previous entry was on Oct 19th)

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renee said...

This book sounds awesome. please enter me
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cherdon said...

+1 for commenting. Please enter me. Thanks
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