The Voyeur's MotelBook - 2016
Unsure what to make of this confession, Talese traveled to Colorado where he met the man--Gerald Foos--verified his story in person, and read some of his extensive journals, a secret record of America's changing social and sexual mores. But because Foos insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, assuming the story would remain untold. Now, after thirty-five years, he's ready to go public and Talese can finally tell his story. The Voyeur's Motel is an extraordinary work of narrative journalism, and one of the most talked about books of the year.
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StaceyM_KCMO Dec 24, 2018
Disturbing, yet deliciously enthralling at the same time. Aren't we all voyeurs in some sense of the word (maybe not as drastic as Gerald Foos, but as readers who glimpse the inner lives of other people through the written word)? Foos himself is an interesting, if unreliable, character - do we ... Read More »
"Netflix has a new documentary - called Voyeur- out that is based on this book. It is about a voyeuristic man who buys a hotel along the highway in Colorado and watches his guests. His account seems honest, and simultaneously riddled with inaccuracies. Talese is a dramatic storyteller. I... Read More »
KimG_KCMO Jan 11, 2018
In 2017, Netflix released a documentary based on this book. Titled Voyeur, you can see it here: https://www.netflix.com/title/80176212