Tuesday, November 3, 2020

BookSirens ARC | The "Supreme Gentleman" Killer: The True Story of an Incel Mass Murderer

I received a free digital copy via BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.

Rating ⭐⭐

Ugh. This fuck-weasel doesn't even deserve this attention so I am going to keep this short and not-so-sweet.

I remember when these horrific events occurred. I saw his 'manifesto' videos and the entire time I watched it I could not help but think this pathetic little boy thinks he is big and bad, with his awkward and poorly timed laughs, 'educating' us on why this Day of Retribution was coming.

How about you just fuck all the way off, okay Elliot Rodger?

I mean, I get that he can't, on account of the being dead and all, but GOOD GOD! It was so easy to see in the first minute of the video why he had no friends and girls would not be interested - he is CREEPY AF.

I am not giving the book two stars merely because the subject is absolute garbage, but I struggled to get through it at times due to the repetition of certain facts that were CONSTANT.

I get it, dude was a budding psychopath who had no friends, and played a shit-ton of World of Warcraft. He thought he was owed something, and he wasn't, so he ranted and whined like a little bitch, then took the cowardly way out by killing himself before justice could be served.

But these things were obvious from the start and did not need to be repeated SO. MANY. TIMES.

At times I did feel like parts of the book were more filler, because honestly there is not a lot to be said about a fuckboy who thinks he deserves to have sex with all the beautiful women that he wants to, but can't figure out why they're not interested? So many times it was mentioned how he was out in public, sitting at a table or whatever, waiting for young women to approach him. Why would they do that? Why would he think he wouldn't have to make any effort? I mean, seriously.

A major issue here is that even if you did take out what I or other readers might consider filler, the short book becomes even shorter. I believe it is between 150-175 pages, though not sure of the exact number. There is simply not enough material, in my opinion.

The author states early on that basically no one wants to talk about Rodger. That would be another indication that perhaps there is not going to be enough material for a full-length book. Even interviews with those who knew him would have helped broaden the picture. All we really have of Rodger is his rambling manifestos about how boo-hoo women don't like him. I think interviews with survivors would have also been incredibly powerful and add another aspect to the story that seems to be missing.

it is clear from the start that Elliot Rodger has severe mental health issues. He would possibly have benefitted from consistent and intensive therapy, but he was such a good liar at a fairly early age, that we are talking intensive therapy+very young. Something was broken in his brain, and honestly maybe it was not fixable. But this kid never stood a chance because he was all but left to wallow in his misery. His family simply saw him as an extremely shy and awkward kid, but there was so much going on just below the surface that they either couldn't not see, or chose not to see.

Aside from having no perspective of others to give a more fair view of the situation as a whole, we instead only have Rodger's word to go on. Are we supposed to trust that he is reliable in relaying all the ways he has been wronged, when it is obvious how messed up he is? Was his life really so terrible and difficult? How would we really know? We already know he had an incredibly skewed sense of reality, what with all the entitlement oozing from his pores.

Overall the book was okay for me, but not great. I get there might not be nearly enough source material, but that would be an indication that maybe he could be part of a case study as a part of incel "culture" (eyeroll), instead of one volume dedicated to this one person who chose to murder in cold blood because he could not get laid.


  1. Why would a book mention he played a heap of World of Warcraft? What's that got to do with anything?

    1. Because he was isolated from most social interactions and living in a fantasy world.

    2. I mean, it made sense in the way that him being home all the time playing WoW and not socializing contributed to his completely distorted and psychotic view of reality, but we honestly did not need to hear fifty bajillion times that he played it.


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