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The Sociopath Next Door

Can I tell you about the book I got in the mail today? It’s this:

The Sociopath Next Door

The quote there under the first set of eyes reads “A chillingly accurate portrayal of evil—the decent person’s guide to indecency.”

The text between the title and author’s name reads “1 in 25 ordinary Americans secretly has no conscience and can do anything at all without feeling guilty. Who is the devil you know?”


Now doesn’t that sound like a fun read? (I know! I think so too.) I got it after reading a small excerpt from it and figured it could be used to create some very believable and dastardly-nasty bad guys in my books. Of course in the process of reading it, the book may in fact just prove to freak me out because it’s actually supposed to teach you how to identify the sociopaths around you and how to avoid falling prey to them.

So either I’ll be writing fantastically creepy antagonists or I’ll become paranoid that you’re all out to get me.

Hmmm. Anyone wanna take bets? :-)

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2 thoughts on “The Sociopath Next Door

  1. Sandra

    Makes me think of two phrases:
    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they are not out to get you.
    Expect it when you least expect it.