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The Killing of a Bank Manager

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From the back seat of a porn theatre, from the word lovers' asylum, Honest Publishing's second release is the controversial, earth-shattering, mind-smacking The Killing of a Bank Manager. Inspired by John Cassavetes giving away the ending and James Joyce selling his soul to The Benny Hill Show, Kavanagh has deconstructed and reconstruced wordage to blow the contemporary re ...more
Paperback, 142 pages
Published January 17th 2011 by Honest Publishing
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Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
This novel is about Henry, who has an apartment on the High Street (the shopping district) of an unnamed city. It's practically barren, with only a couple of pieces of furniture. There are no magazines on the artfully-designed coffee table; there is no coffee table. He is about to leave his job as a butcher at a local shop.

He lives above a beauty parlor, where little beauty actually occurs. The only bright spot at the parlor is a woman named Laura, on whom Henry has had his eye. He also lives a
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Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Killing of a Bank Manager is one of the most brazen, spunky, cocky, audacious, debauching, erudite, and unfearing books I've ever read, and is almost certainly one of the finest of this year. It follows the tale of Henry, deluded butcher boy and lover of fine literature, drink, and women, and records his rocky journey to murder - indeed, the eponymous killing takes place in under 90 words. It's told at a breakneck pace over a breathless 136 pages, and is all the better for it - just as the m ...more
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