Derek Raymond


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
June 12, 1931

Died
July 30, 1994

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Aka Robin Cook.

Pen name for Robert William Arthur Cook. Born into privilege, Raymond attended Eton before completing his National Service. Raymond moved to France in the 50's before eventually returning to London in the 60's. His first book, 'Crust on its Uppers,' released in 1962 under his real name, was well-received but brought few sales. Moving through Italy he abandoned writing before returning to London. In 1984 he released the first of the Factory Series, 'He Died With His Eyes Open' under the name Derek Raymond. Following 'The Devil's Home On Leave' and 'How The Dead Live' he released his major work 'I Was Dora Suarez' in 1990. His memoirs were released as 'The Hidden Files'.

Average rating: 3.77 · 3,556 ratings · 465 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
He Died With His Eyes Open

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3.77 avg rating — 1,669 ratings — published 1984 — 26 editions
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The Devil's Home On Leave: ...

3.83 avg rating — 427 ratings — published 1985 — 19 editions
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I Was Dora Suarez

3.83 avg rating — 493 ratings — published 1990 — 19 editions
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How the Dead Live

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3.91 avg rating — 379 ratings — published 1986 — 16 editions
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Dead Man Upright (Factory #5)

3.63 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions
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A State of Denmark

3.74 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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The Crust On Its Uppers

3.52 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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Nightmare in the Street

3.09 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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The Hidden Files

3.92 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Not Till The Red Fog Rises

3.73 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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He Died With His Eyes Open The Devil's Home On Leave: ... How the Dead Live I Was Dora Suarez Dead Man Upright
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“Anyone who conceives of writing as an agreeable stroll towards a middle-class life-style will never write anything but crap.”
Derek Raymond, He Died With His Eyes Open

“She doesn’t think she’s worthy to live. But she doesn’t realize, she is life.”
Derek Raymond, He Died With His Eyes Open

“Every day you amass knowledge in a frantic race against death that death must win. You want to find out everything in the time you have; yet in the end you wonder why you bothered, it'll all be lost. I keep trying to explain this to anyone who will listen.”
Derek Raymond, He Died With His Eyes Open

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