doc î Happy Like Murderers 390 pages Download ï Gordon Burn


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doc î Happy Like Murderers 390 pages Download ï Gordon Burn Ý In February 1994 the bodies of seven women were excavated at the West's house 25 Cromwell Street Gloucester As the true horror of what happened there unfolded it became clear that this was the most infamous series of murders in Britain in the 20thRst forensic commitment to get behing the tabloid headlines Burn brilliantly reinvents reportorial writing Startlingly original' Matt Seaton Esuire'Long brilliant horrifying Burn researched with great care every detail my God the detail of what went on in the Wests' Nope Just a big nope I like true crime nonfiction but the writing style was unpleasant and meandering Repetitive confusing and little to no insight into the murders I read true crime to have a better understanding of how and why crimes like these can happen while no one notices This fails in that regard And these despicable people don't need any of my time Skip it

Happy Like MurderersRst forensic commitment to get behing the tabloid headlines Burn brilliantly reinvents reportorial writing Startlingly original' Matt Seaton Esuire'Long brilliant horrifying Burn researched with great care every detail my God the detail of what went on in the Wests' Nope Just a big nope I like true crime nonfiction but the writing style was unpleasant and meandering Repetitive confusing and little to no insight into the murders I read true crime to have a better understanding of how and why crimes like these can happen while no one notices This fails in that regard And these despicable people don't need any of my time Skip it

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Happy Like Murderers ´ In February 1994 the bodies of seven women were excavated at the West's house 25 Cromwell Street Gloucester As the true horror of what happened there unfolded it became clear that this was the most infamous series of murders in Britain in the 20th century'With his fi Having read “Somebody’s Father Somebody’s Son the Story of the Yorkshire Ripper” by the same author this book was recommended to me as another true crime classic I found the Yorkshire Ripper book very unsettling but I think that this compelling book is even disturbing It tells of how Fred and Rose West – both from incestuous and dysfunctional backgrounds met married and killed togetherAuthor Gordon Burn now sadly no longer with us was a great writer and in this book he manages to create a real of sense of what both Fred and Rose West were like The style of writing is almost chatty – a little like Fred West – garrulous a bragger persuasive charming when he wanted to be By the time Rose not uite sixteen years old met Fred he had already been married had already fathered children and had already killed However rather than being forced into his activities Rose seemed than happy to take the lead Her violence and cruelty towards Fred’s daughter by his first wife and his step daughter in the early days of her relationship with Fred are almost unbearable to read Yet still the book gets worse There are children born; cruelty vicious and violent attacks abuse killings and then the abductions torture and murders of young women who are buried in the house and garden of Cromwell Street Many of the young women are abducted from bus stops – indeed it was at a bus stop that Fred first met Rose – others visit the house and one was even their eldest daughter together Fred was a patient predator and he could spot vulnerable young girls who needed a roof under which to sleep a kind word some attention a mile away Many were in care – others chance encounters – but he was always a man with an eye on the possible chance The house at Cromwell Street almost becomes a character in this book Although Fred kills before he reaches it it becomes almost the expression of his life It may have looked modest and box like but for a man of such limited education and means it meant some kind of success Visitors remark it was always a building site but then he seemed to revel in chaos noise and upheaval If the children the lodgers the constant drugs busts of upstairs lodgers by the police – who seem to have spent an awful lot of time at the house dealing with minor infractions upstairs while much worse happened unseen – got too much then Fred fled Obsessed with his tools his van his repairing mending working he could make the house into an extension of his obsessions and desires Things were important to him – an object became ‘he’ while people were referred to as ‘it’ Peep holes recording devices instruments of torture humiliation degradation and Rose like a spider at the centre of the web with her men and her foul mouth and her violent behaviourWe follow the couple’s depraved life through the years of their marriage Fred always working; controlling watching peeping peering Rose apt to burst into fits of rage attacking her children and constantly embarrassing them with her behaviour It is shocking to realise how long they got away with their murderous activities and the violent abuse of their children A truly horrifying read but if you are interested in true crime books then I highly recommend both this and the Yorkshire Ripper book They are both about notorious serial killers and the books are shocking indeed but these are brilliantly written mobi ¸ Happy Like Murderers ✓ Gordon Burn

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Gordon Burn ✓ Happy Like Murderers mobi Household over decades' Libby Purves The Times'Brilliant bleak unflinching Layer after layer level after level deeper and deeper until at last a pricture is constructed His interpretations make sense They feel right They explain the inexplicable' Deborah Orr Guardian Having watched the recent drama Appropriate Adult I saw a review for this book I grew up in Gloucester and had read previous books about Fred and Rose but none of them got under my skin in uite the way this one did The style that Gordon Burn uses in this book is not conventional but rather mirrors the rambling style of Fred West's speech moving from the ordinary to the extraordinary in a moment Parts of the dialogue are repeated through the book giving it emphasis and applying eually to his early life until the endGordon Burn has clearly researched his subject well the book goes back in time to both Fred and Rose's early years but unlike some other books I have read he sticks to proven facts and doesn't use sensational journalism tactics to make his point The book uses sources from inside and outside the family which builds a picture of what life was like for everyone who entered Cromwell Street The lodgers had a great time the children didn'tFor me the scary part about Fred and Rose has always been how they were able to get away with killing girls for so long with no one noticing along with abusing any children that were in their care casually and seemingly without fear This book goes some way to providing explanations to this not so much in words but by uoting Fred's words often enough it is easy to imagine how the truth's that were buried within some of his rambles were simply dismissed as he was always saying outrageous things This is an interesting but not an easy read and although no book can provide answers to some of the bigger uestions left after Fred's death and Rose's trial this book is the most believable and therefore the most scary of those I have read on the subject