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  • Paperback
  • 392 pages
  • The Unicorn's Secret
  • Steven Levy
  • English
  • 21 December 2016
  • 9780451401663

10 thoughts on “The Unicorn's Secret

  1. Ronnie Cramer Ronnie Cramer says:

    Fascinating biographytrue crime book about a self centered New Age 'guru' who manages to ingratiate himself with various mainstream movers and shakers only to blow it all when he kills his girlfriend When her mummified body is found hidden in his apartment he actually suggests that it's a CIA engineered frame up The lives chronicled here are loaded with post Watergate paranoia and 1970s gobbledygook

  2. Andrew Ceyton Andrew Ceyton says:

    Ira Einhorn died in jail on April 3rd of this year and within a month the book was swapped to me A fascinating read about a dark spot in the Auarian movement There are many uestions unanswered in this book but a worthwhile narrative

  3. Tom Schulte Tom Schulte says:

    I was born in 1970 so was never really cognizant of the murder of Holly Maddux as a new story but I certainly noticed in the 2001 coverage of his extradition from France after being on the lam for over 20 years I wanted to read this book to see what was known before he disappeared as this book was published while Einhorn's whereabouts were unknownHis activity in ecological groups and the counterculture anti establishment and anti war movements of the 1960s and 1970s and participation in the first Earth Day event in Philadelphia in 1970 while maintaining lunches with corporate execs and an international correspondence around Tesla technology and psychotronic mind military tech remote viewing etc connect this to The Men Who Stare At Goats It was a period when anything seemed possible and connected nd conspiratorial and Einhorn navigated that landscape with aplombEven when this book was written it seemed undeniable he murdered his former girlfriend as a culmination of generally misogynistic behavior and let her corpse mummify in his apartment closet for years Fortunately he is now incarcerate with a mandatory life term without the possibility of parole Pennsylvania inmate number ES6859

  4. Mark Dunn Mark Dunn says:

    I like true crime I hate hippies especially environmentalists and vegetarians so I liked the book Almost forgot the founder of Earth day was still doing laundry at mothers house he was pushing forty

  5. Jim Jim says:

    my favorite true crime book levy demonstrates in everything he writes the Correct way to write

  6. Cleone Cleone says:

    Even hippies from the 60's and 70's can be psychopaths

  7. Caroline Caroline says:

    If I had realised this book was from 1988 I might have given it a pass particularly since events in the central case have moved on significantly since then However I would have missed out on this startling portrayal of a deeply malignantly narcissistic manIra Einhorn is a fascinating person who led a life in the 60s and 70s that on the surface sounds exciting intellectually stimulating and full of personal growth However as with many narcissists scratch the social facade and a deeply disturbed individual lurks Einhorn was able to function in society for as long as he did partly due to the times he was charismatic knew how to pitch to an audience and was fixated on culturally popular tropes that brought him acolytes to feed his all consuming egoLevy unusually spends a good deal of time discussing the victim Holly Maddux which was very heartening to read He makes her human and memorable Someone who was loved and missed even if her killer wanted nothing but to negate herThe problem with the book is that it feels like only a partial story It is only very late on that we learn of Einhorn's full chilling history I suspect with the benefit of hindsight from 1988 this history is even disturbing to a modern audience given what we now accept about abusers the relevance of their past actions and the subtle ways they work their awful damage It gives an implicit commentary about how violence and abuse was treated in the 1970s but also in the time that the book was written because of how little it was covered by the authorOverall 3 stars because it feels like Levy was also dazzled by the 'brilliance' of Einhorn and could have made apparent his long history of serious violent behaviour towards women and the ways that a deeply misogynistic culture enabled him to continue and repeat his abusive behaviour

  8. Sierra Soule Sierra Soule says:

    Published in 1988 The Unicorn’s Secret by Steven Levy gets off to a powerful start with the discovery of Holly’s body and the days immediately before and the events after including Einhorn’s bond hearingAfter the dramatic beginning the story goes back into Einhorn’s and Maddux’s histories leading up to their meeting While some history is important to understanding how these people ended up together this part really dragged on for me The chapters alternated between Einhorn and Holly and the beginning of their relationship did not come up until 135 pages in Although I appreciated some of their backstories there was too much time invested in the mundane personal histories that ultimately did not have much bearing on the coupleOnce the histories were extensively covered the stormy relationship between the two finally emerged From this point forward I did not want to put this book down it was engaging and interesting Though times have changed uite a bit relating to domestic issues it was interesting to read how little they were considered during the time of the relationship up until the late 80s when this book was published Once you wade through the lengthy histories this book was on cue with what you would expect and enjoy from a true crime novelI found Ira Einhorn to be a particularly detestable character He is egotistical pretentious and chauvinistic to an extreme degree The author critiues Einhorn’s characteristics late in the book while seeming to be a little enchanted by him early on Overall a pretty good true crime novel with a few issues

  9. Sue Sue says:

    because the unicorn is local to me and this unicorn aka despicable person died in prison a few weeks ago i was reminded of what took place many years ago and plus our local paper published a giant full page photo of him with the massive headline bye ira i looked up any books on the topic and found this one from 1988 i read it on kindle we all knew ira einhorn all of us of a certain age in our home town he was our hippie in the know local hippie bigwig writer of articles for our local hippie paper we heard him speak at the first be in which he brought here and earth day here so it was uite a shock to hear what he had done with his lovely girlfriend holly maddux he killed her and left her mummified body in a trunk a few feet from where he slept although for years he denied itthis lovely girl would have been my age today and she never got to live a full life it was beyond sad this book really told the inside story and it came replete with all the characters and officials of my youth here i remembered them all including most famously ira's initial lawyer arlen spector a fascinating read in immense detail for locals of a certain age a must read a true crime classic with a few really totally stunning secrets that i who followed the case closely did not know highly recommended if you read true crime this is the next read for you

  10. Donna Donna says:

    3 12 stars

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The Unicorn's Secret❴Download❵ ➾ The Unicorn's Secret Author Steven Levy – Self named the Unicorn after the mythical beast symbolizing beauty wisdom and valor Ira Einhorn was one of the most influential leaders of the 1960s counterculture movement until the mummified body of Self named the Unicorn after the mythical beast symbolizing beauty wisdom and valor Ira Einhorn was one of the most influential leaders of the s counterculture movement until the mummified body of his girlfriend was found on his back porch in .

About the Author: Steven Levy

Steven Levy is editor at large at Wired and author of eight books including the new Facebook the Inside Story the definitive history of that controversial company His previous works include the legendary computer history Hackers Artificial Life the Unicorn 's Secret In the Plex the story of Google chose as and Audible's best business book of and Crypto which won the Frankf.