A journey behind the mask and into the mind of Gotham City's Caped Crusader, timed for the summer 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises.
Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and Psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, including: Does Batman have PTSD? Why does he fight crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat, and the underage partner? Why are his most intimate relationships with bad girls he ought to lock up? And why won't he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown? This book:
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The primary issue with these books is that they don't really make great audio books. While interesting, and worth the read, this is a textbook with a clever theme. Listing to someone read a list of two pages of phobias is, frankly, not good. Almost certainly better as a reference book (ebook or paper) than an audiobook.
Obviously the "story" sucks, but it's an interesting thing to read anyway.
25 years old. Live in Oslo. Love books. Have a BA in history + archival studies. Work at a publisher's (not with books). Atheist. Skeptic.
Pretty much everything. Really liked this book.
My favourite character..? In the Batman universe..? Oh, don't get me started. Not only is Batman himself awesome, but the series totally has the best rogues gallery.
As this is a non-fiction book, I can't point at a particular scene, but I can say that I enjoyed the way the book was put together. Superherologist Travis Langley takes a closer look at many of the characters, discussing them in the light of psychology - at some stage even discussing the fans in that same light.
I guess that'd be a documentary, and I'd just steal "A Dark and Stormy Knight" from the book. Very catchy.
I absolutely would recommend this book to a Batman-loving friend because I feel it would give the stories and characters a great deal of context.
There wasn't really a "memorable moment" but I think digging into why Batman is the way he is was pretty memorable.
Again this isn't really a book with "scenes" but the chapter about the Robins was enjoyable.
Yes, I wish I could have listened to it all at once.
"really makes ya think"
Just stay tuned
the robin breakdown, it puts things in dif light.
i love The Bat, so like always it made me surf e-bay for some books that i otherwise would have over looked.
Its a slow start but hang in there, it will grab you and then keep you till the end.
"A must for any Batfanatic"
Yes, I can see myself going back to this just because I truly love the characters of the batman universe. This audiobook gives you an in depth look into their psyche.
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