Rezension: Monster. Rendevous mit fünf Mördern

von Christian Wickert

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Titel: Monster. Rendevous mit fünf Mördern Autor: Micael Dahlén Jahr: 2014 Verlag: Campus Verlag ISBN: 3593500019

Diese Rezension wurde verfasst von Kim Kristin Magiera, Hamburg.


Als ich das Buch zum ersten Mal in der Hand habe, fällt mir zunächst ein Kontrast ins Auge. Einerseits ist da dieser edle, beige Stoffeinband, andererseits prangt darauf in fetten schwarzen Lettern die Überschrift „Monster“ und, für mich noch verstörender, dahinter ein (blut-)roter Handabdruck. Mit meinen Vorstellungen des Buches eines Professors der Stockholm School of Economics passt das nicht zusammen: Ich hatte – selbst angesichts des Themas – etwas Nüchterneres, weniger Skandalträchtiges erwartet.

Micael Dahlén ist Professor im Fachbereich für Marketing und Strategie an der Stockholm School of Economics. Seine Forschungsgebiete umfassen Konsumentenverhalten, Kreativität und Marketing. Er hat bisher sechs Bücher zu sehr unterschiedlichen Themen geschrieben: von Marketing über Sex und Social Media bis hin zu Mördern. Auf der Homepage der Universität finden sich leider kaum Informationen zu seiner Person; mehr Informationen bietet jedoch seine offizielle Homepage.

Inhalt: Über Mörder, ihre Tatmotive und die Faszination ihrer Taten

Das Buch ist in zehn Kapitel gegliedert, wobei das erste eine Hinführung zum Thema bietet, die Kapitel zwei bis sechs sich jeweils der Geschichte einer Person widmen, die Dahlén für dieses Buch besucht und interviewt hat und die letzten vier Kapitel sich der Suche nach Antworten auf die Ausgangsfrage danach widmen, wie es sein kann, dass Menschen die gemordet haben so populär sein können wir Stars.

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