Thursday, April 28, 2011

Crime/Pulp Classics part 5:Derek Raymond

Derek Raymond offers searing existential darkness opposed to easy answers or thrills. There is little as terrifying as his work before he came on the scene and little afterwords, though David Peace and James Ellroy are comparable. His books feature a Thatcher era England so decayed it seems like Eastern Europe. The crimes are grisly and the condition of humanity bleak. Abandon all hope…
He Died with His Eyes Open

I Was Dora Suarez

How the Dead Live

The Devil's Home on Leave

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