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Adult Fiction Books Reviews

Blow Your House Down by Pat Barker

November 6, 2018

I will maintain to my deathbed that this is most definitely a book loosely based around the Yorkshire Ripper's murders. No matter what the author suggests. I mean a novel about prostitutes being killed by one man around the Leeds area...There's not really much room to dispute it. Down to the mention of a woman that survived the attack but was left with a 'crater' in the back…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son by Gordon Burn

November 2, 2018

Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son is perhaps the most terrifying book I've read. It's a biographical account of the life of Peter Sutcliffe, otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper. Burn takes us from his childhood right up to the moment he was sentenced for his crimes. Covering everything from his jobs as a youth, his married life and his family. The detail was astounding. I can't recall how long…