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Nineteen Seventy Seven by David Peace
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Aug 15, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: british-books, fiction
Read in August, 2011

This crime thriller, incredibly dark and nauseatingly chock-a-block with rape scenes, follows a cop and a news reporter as they try to get to the bottom of a string of murders in Yorkshire, England in 1977. David Peace does well to keep the suspense high, but I found myself disappointed in the cast of characters overall. There is a lot of intimacy in this book -- which is dominated by male characters -- but none of it takes the form of anything but sex. Even the softer moments, like when officer Fraser spends time with his young son, are overshadowed by veils of sadness and uncertainty. This book is a pill.

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