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Penguin, Jan 4, 2005 - True Crime - 232 pages
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German native Armin Meiwes placed this ad in an internet chatroom catering to cannibals. He received 430 responses. Among them was Bernd Juergen Brandes, who arrived at Meiwes’s isolated country home literally to be eaten alive. Escorted to the “slaughtering room”—equipped with meat hooks, a cage, and a butcher’s table—Meiwes assisted Bernd in a gourmet candlelight dinner of his own cooked flesh. Meiwes then stabbed his victim in the throat—bringing the ghastly videotaped ordeal to an end.
From a childhood perverted by unhealthy obsessions to his notorious trial that ended in a stunning verdict, Cannibal discloses for the first time the true story of a real-life Hannibal Lecter and his victim. And with details never before divulged to the public, it takes readers step-by-step through the unspeakable crime that fascinated and revolted the world.

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User Review  - BellaFoxx - LibraryThing

This book was recommended to me by several people. I think all the hype is the reason I didn’t love it. It fell short of my expectations. I would still recommend it but there were some parts of it I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

On Wednesday, July 04, 2007 I wrote about this book: My God this book was so scary. I had to skip some parts and I hardly ever do that (about the butchering for instance). Very well written. Such an ... Read full review


Preparations for Dinner
Armins Childhood
Armins Dominant Mother
Armins Life as a Young
The Impact of His Mothers Death
Looking for a WellBuilt Man for Slaughter
The Slaughter Room
Bernd the Meal
The Gein Configuration
The Biggest Kick in My Life
I Hope I Wont Be Lonely Anymore
Bernds Absence Is Noticed
Looking for Another Slaughter
Franky Boasts
Have You Eaten Human Flesh Mr Meiwes?
Listen Im in Trouble

I Hope Youll Find Me Tasty
The Slaughter Room
You Have My Word and My Permission to Kill
To Test the Limits of Pain
Back from the Station
The Castration
Bernd Continues to Live
The Difficult Part
The Cannibal of Rotenburg
No Signs of Psychiatric Illness
A Complicated Matter
Maybe Its Going to Happen Again

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