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Well Written - and quite chilling
on 24 August 2013
This is a book about pain and torture throughout the world and throughout the ages. It goes into quite detailed and graphic accounts of the methods used and the effects it had on those poor unfortunate souls who were victim of it. Some of the ways that have been created to not only cause agonising pain to a fellow human but also how to prolong that pain to get the desired effect is quite disturbing. Some torture was used as a punishment, some to extract confessions out of people (who would be in such torment that they would end up confessing to literally anything the inquisitor/torturer would tell them to), and some torture was inflicted out of a sick depraved lust to see others suffer. Some of the accounts in here are truly awful and sickening. Not for the squeamish or fainthearted. However, it is a vary interesting read.
A note on the kindle version: no proplems whatsoever.