Abhorred by a selfish mother, but adored by his father, John Brookes grew up with strangled emotions. The young boy finds an outlet for his confusion through harming defenceless animals, but when his prostitute mother and his devoted father divorce, John's elation is fleeting. His mother gives birth to an illegitimate child, and watching his father's heartache tears John apart. Jealous of his half brother, he turns his hatred upon an unsuspecting victim. However, as life moves on, John finds love and marriage, followed by the birth of his own child. This still isn't enough to pacify his inner demons. They surface once more, tormenting, mocking and sending John on a killing spree that culminates in the most dreadful crime of all.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 12, 2006
Publisher Wild Child Publishing
ISBN 1934069213 ISBN13 9781934069219
Reviews - What do customers think about Pervalism?
Pervalism Delivers Insight as Well as Chills Aug 5, 2007
If you've ever wondered what it's like to journey into the mind of a monster, then let M.E. Ellis be your guide. This chilling account, written as a memoir from the point of view of a psychopathic killer, goes beyond describing in graphic detail John Brookes' ghastly deeds. Readers get real insight into the pleasure he derives from each horrid act. Ellis deftly shows us how Brookes devolves from a psychologically damaged child who enjoys torturing small animals, into a homicidal maniac. If we find ourselves feeling a small measure of sympathy for the novel's narrator, it is because Ellis does not sensationalize the killer, nor does she glorify him with superhuman qualities. Understanding John Brookes' particular pathology in no way diminishes the terror Ellis creates in telling his story.
Stunning and Brilliant! Jun 29, 2007
This is a stunning work with brilliant passages. I actually felt sorry for the murderer, but still feared him all the same. This is a must read for those who like psychological thrillers and true life horror.
Ellis is masterful Nov 5, 2006
In John Brookes, M.E Ellis created a character that is so eerily real he will keep you up nights. As a child, he felt unloved by his mother and the lack of affection changes his whole life. He begins with small, wicked little acts which eventually turn into horrific events that will make you turn away from the words. However, this novel is written in such a way that you cannot put it down. Once you pick it up you'll read to the horrifying end as quickly as possible. Well Done, Ms. Ellis.