Note from Amy: A visitor sent two messages after reading Diary of a Predator: A Memoir, my true-crime account of serial rapist Brent Brents and the effects covering that case had on me. I combined them and am posting them here because she is exactly the sort of person I wrote Diary for. I love knowing that folks like her exist.
Thank you for taking the time to write this moving and very real story. Fortunately, I do not have a disturbing past or work in an industry with those who do. I actually love my life and love my career. However, I was able to relate to you on 2 levels – spending more time working than with my two children and husband and the fact that I, too, believe everybody has a source of reference -some much worse than others.
I recommended this book to all of my friends on Facebook in an effort to help bring more awareness to the source of such evil that exists in our world. Thank you again. You are brave and I have an immense amount of respect for you.
As much as I wish I was an avid reader, I’m not. It takes a lot to hold my attention and I couldn’t put your book down. Trust me, this speaks volumes about you as a writer on so many levels. I absolutely believe without a doubt “he is a victim of our society as much as his victims are also a victim of society, he being the channel for the sickness to move through.” This is very sad and very true. I, too, believe he is a good soul, yet broken.
How did I learn about your book? I just bought a kindle not long ago and like many, I enjoy the conveniences technology has provided so I am able to buy books at the click of a button. 🙂 The title captured my interest and the fact that it has 4 1/2 stars. For whatever reason I gravitate to the darker autobiographies for the sheer fact that I am intrigued as to “why” these people do what they do – malicious evil acts…….it Has to come from somewhere.
Thank you again for writing this book. I finished yesterday and so far several of my friends are looking forward to the journey. As you might expect there are those who are afraid. I have made it clear that it’s a dark journey with an uplifting twist so they had nothing to fear.
Reader: we are all still human
Note from Amy: I received the following message via Facebook:
Hello – Your Diary of a Predator (I found it shortly after printing, at the Boulder Book Store on Pearl St.) is so powerful. Maybe it helped me end an abusive marriage, although at that time I was hearing a lot of wake up calls. The parallels you show between your life and B. Brents are sobering. Inspiring too, that we are all still human. Or at least I think we are… Re-reading now, it is just as powerful.
May 19 8:05 p.m.
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