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The Cutting Room epub ebook

by Louise Welsh

The Cutting Room epub ebook

Author: Louise Welsh
Category: Mystery & Thrillers
Language: English
Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (June 2, 2011)
Pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 0857860860
ISBN13: 978-0857860866
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 960
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In Louise Welsh crime fiction has one of its few real literary writers. What makes The Cutting Room so gripping is the combination of suspense and character as the story unfolds through the unusual eyes of Rilke.

In Louise Welsh crime fiction has one of its few real literary writers. The Cutting Room is a hugely commendable debut, assured and memorable. Crime fiction may have its prize-winner at last. His horror, like the reader's, lies in the terrible intimacy, impersonality and irreversibility of what he witnesses. Welsh upturns tropes and adds depth, seedy detail and Gothic lyricism to the page-turner framework. Holly Kyte Telegraph). Reissue of Louise Welsh' prize-winning debut novel.

The Cutting Room book. I loved Louise Welsh’s historical novella, Tamburlaine Must Die, but I found this thriller set in the seedy world of Glaswegian antiques dealerships distinctly un-thrilling

The Cutting Room book. I loved Louise Welsh’s historical novella, Tamburlaine Must Die, but I found this thriller set in the seedy world of Glaswegian antiques dealerships distinctly un-thrilling. Right from the start, I wanted to get out my red pen and start correcting The Cutting Room. It’s not the typos that bother me – although they’re there – it’s the way that the novel’s mystery (about ‘snuff’ pornography) fails to mesh with its milieu and cast of characters.

At one point in The Cutting Room, Louise Welsh describes a bison's head, steeped in arsenic and mounted in a Glasgow saloon bar. The trophy is a century old but, because preserved in poison, still a dangerous presence. That's exactly what Welsh has done with an ossified, leathery old genre: marinaded it in a heady brew of her own. Her hero, Rilke, is a house clearance expert, pleased as Aladdin at the treasure trove he finds in a house owned by the ancient Miss McKindless, who is on her last legs.

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The Cutting Room is the debut novel of Scottish author Louise Welsh. The book was first published in 2002 by Edinburgh-based publisher Canongate. It has won several awards including the 2002 Saltire Society First Book Award. It has won several awards including the 2002 Saltire Society First Book Award

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The Cutting Room is a startling debut novel, a genuinely creepy, grisly little tale with as sure . Welsh's feel for the Glasgow cityscape is also enriched by Rilke's singular viewpoint

The Cutting Room is a startling debut novel, a genuinely creepy, grisly little tale with as sure a grip on the vernacular style as on its more erudite passages. And, like all the best heroes, Welsh's protagonist goes by one name only. Rilke is an auctioneer who finds himself caught up in an unpleasant web of pornography, abuse and murder. Welsh's feel for the Glasgow cityscape is also enriched by Rilke's singular viewpoint. She takes us beyond the Taggart-style "mean city", while her protagonist's musings on the implications of his quest are sharp and precise: "I turned to the other books. Death reached out from the pages. Death was a woman and women were dead.

Give up. I took my mobile out of the glove compartment and switched it on. An electronic bugle beeped and a megaphone flashed in the corner of the display e to talk. I peeled back the thick elastic band that held my wallet together and began sorting through scraps of paper, disappointing bank statements, troubling invoices, scribbled telephone numbers, business cards, unfiled receipts, three pink parking tickets. Anderson’s thin card with its blue badge crest was still there. Perhaps I had intended to phone him all.

Louise Welsh is an author of short stories and novels in Glasgow, Scotland. com/authors/?p 71kOm2B7EAD4 title Biography, Genres, Bibliography, Prizes & Awards, Critical Perspective format html work British Council Arts quote ] for several years before publishing her first novel.

Louise Welsh's writing is stylish and captivating; she combines aspects of a. .The Saltire Society First Book Award 2002. Louise Welsh is the bestselling author of The Cutting Room, Tamburlaine Must Die, The Bullet Trick and Naming the Bones.

Louise Welsh's writing is stylish and captivating; she combines aspects of a detective story with shades of the gothic. The result is a page-turning and deliciously original debut. The BBC's Underground 2003 Award, Writer Category show more. She was chosen as one of Britain's Best First Novelists of 2002 by the Guardian. Her awards include the Crime Writers' Association Creasey Dagger for and the Saltire First Book of The Year Award. She lives in Glasgow.

When Rilke, a dissolute auctioneer, comes upon a hidden collection of violent and highly disturbing photographs, he feels compelled to discover more about the deceased owner who coveted them. Soon he finds himself sucked into an underworld of crime, depravity and secret desire, fighting for his life.
Reviews (7)
Liarienen
As one of the reviewers said the journey is more interesting than the outcome. The photographs, the netsuke, the antiques, the shady book seller are all interesting aspects. The plot is weak, the ending is weak, a cop out. This is a debut I believe and so I hope for a more resolved story next time. Warning of explicit gay sex.

Shliffiana
"Oh purity: Is it still possible? Is it possible still to be pure again?"

The question is asked by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke in one

of his letters, but it is also the theme of this book, whose

hero in the antiques auctioneer known only as Rilke. Rilke

is a deeply flawed piece of work: he is not above misappropriating

money or goods entrusted to him in the line of work. When

circumstances warrant, he's perfectly willing to convey

some drugs as a quid-pro-quo to a friend.

And yet Rilke is ultimately, a very engaging, self-reflecting

protagonist. In the course of clearing out the antiques

from a home, he stumbles on some pornography that shocks

him. (this in itself is no easy matter-his sex life consists

of three anonymous encounters-in a park, a tavern's toilet

and an rented room) The photos show what seems to be a

sexual murder and Rilke is touched by compassion for the girl

who appears to have been the victim.

Even though the pictures are fifty years old, he decides to

find out who this girl was and what happened to her.

Unsurprisingly, his curiousity leads him to a world even less

pure than his own and to the heart of a reality that is more

chilling than death. Set in Glasgow, the book crackles with

local color and language that lends a pleasant exoticism to

the story. The writer's familiarity with the details of transient

sexual encounters adds a certain gritty dailiness to our unlikely

hero and this perfectly engaging tale.

A skilled story-teller at work here in a place that's well past purity.

--Lynn Hoffman, author of THE NEW SHORT COURSE IN WINE and

the forthcoming novel bang BANG from Kunati Books.ISBN

9781601640005

Usic
... I'm too lazy to summarize the plot, detail the writing style, warn you about the adult themes, etc., but had to add my vote for this book. Well written, interesting, different. I usually never go wrong picking all my kindle reads based on one-star reviews, because most people just aren't as picky as me and life is too short to read the dreck people rave about on amazon. But in this rare case the free preview convinced me AND the writing quality bore up after (too often not the case!) so I'm glad I didn't listen to my old friends the nay-sayers, this once.

Mikarr
Critics have raved about this book; This is a good literary author, but I am depressed when reading her books.

Thoginn
Good book

Saintrius
A tale with a twist.

mr.Mine
Tedious, violent - borders on being pornographic, which, of course, is what it's about> It was one of those rare situations where my main objective was to be finished with the book. There was hardly anything I enjoyed.

I got half way through with this book and deleted it from my reader. It started off very good but went very bad soon after......

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