A detective and an FBI agent embark upon the most harrowing case of their careers as they attempt to track down an enigmatic killer in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller. The killer announces his heinous acts in advance with desperate phone calls and ties his crimes together with songs that point to his victims; he then mutilates them and removes their faces. Set in
The first part is really quite compelling and riveting, delivering high-tension narrative and infused with a sense of foreboding, while the second part is, unfortunately, not on a par with the first half (but still OK). The mai ...more
In the middle of the book the identity of the killer is revealed, and then the tension (already low) drops under your feet - it was so tiresome to get to the end.
Interesting, unpredictable, fast paced, good setting, everything that was put into this book fit. It was a pleasure to read it, I had a hard time putting it down. I'll see if I can lay hands on other books by this author :-)
Title: I Kill
Author: Giorgio Faletti
Review: This book was initially on my radar but the synopsis really caught my eye as I love anything about serial killers, the Hannibal Lecter series being one of my favourites so I decided to give I Kill a go. The opening of I Kill introduces us to Jean-Loup Verdier who is a DJ on Radio Monte Carlo and runs his own hit show called Voices. I wasn’t expecting the main character we are following to be a ...more
Making sure that the killings are widely anticipated, he first calls in to a music radio station and leaves clues and the proclamation “I kill...”, a ...more
Set in Monte Carlo, the descriptions made me want to visit the city itself, and the main character was gripping enough to make me want to continue another journey with him. However I also found the story a little lacking in some of the many (many!) characters which peppered the story, including the actual antagonist - where no ful ...more
Descriptive to the point of being boring.
The plot is rather cliché and it’s quite slow in its development.
Way too long with several hundred pages spent narrating irrelevant parts of the story.
A huge no from me on the characters, the writing style and the book in its entirety.
The voice on the radio. The writing, red as blood. I kill . . .
A detective and an FBI agent embark upon the most harrowing case of their careers as they attempt to track down an enigmatic killer in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller. The killer announces his heinous acts in advance with desperate phone calls and ties his crimes together with songs that point to his victims; he then mutilates them and removes their faces.
Set in Monte Carlo and featuring an international cast of intriguing cha ...more
It is not "winning-Pulitzer" good book, but if you cut parts of "google facts ab ...more
I really enjoyed it. Bumped it down after looking at reviews as i agree with few of the critiques. the romance was a bit meh and without that sub plot this book could've been diluted into a 300 page book. Every other aspect was great for me, especially since i'm new to the genre and am too aware with what's cliché and what not. the psychological aspects of some characters were really intriguin ...more
The sociopath killer is a big character and has, anyway, something "human"...he is split between the reality and all his past and this makes him "human" in someway.
And also the detective Frank is not completely an "angel", his is not entirely good...he has his skeletons and he fights with them first of all.
I really like how the characters are described....really a lot.
Anche come musicista Giorgio Faletti ha ottenuto negli anni numerosi consensi. ...more
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