Terry, I hope you can read this discussion again! As for BJR, he is not a psychopath, he is a (sexual) sadist. He is very firmly rooted in reality. He might be a sociopath, but seems to have emotions, so I am not sure about that. He is a very interesting character. Is he in love with his victims? I think in his mind and on his terms – yes – an obsessive type of love. It is a type of love most of us cannot understand so we cannot call it love.
It is so heartening that a sincere and honest adaptation of this series of books is being undertaken, I don’t understand some of the criticisms I have seen. I suspect I am not fan”atic” enough! Thank you for all your incredible work, and the work of everyone else on the series.