✻ [EPUB] ✰ The Joy of Killing By Harry N. MacLean ❅ – Thomashillier.co.uk In his classic works of true crime Harry MacLean examined the dark side of America and its fascination with violence In The Joy of Killing he builds upon this expert knowledge to create a page turning In his classic works of true crime Harry MacLean examined the dark The Joy MOBI :↠ side of America and its fascination with violence In The Joy of Killing he builds upon this expert knowledge to create a page turning literary thriller — an exciting combination of love story mystery psychological suspense and meditation on human nature and the origins of violenceThis fever dream begins on a stormy fall night at a lake house in the north woods of Minnesota where we are introduced to a college professor who a few years earlier had written a novel in which he justified a gruesome campus murder under the nihilistic theory that there is no right or wrong no moral center to man’s activity The writer returns to the lake house where he had spent his childhood summers and locks himself in the attic intent on writing the final story of his life Playing on a continuous loop in his mind are key moments in his past his childhood in small town Iowa where he and his best friend befriended a local drifter; his childhood on the lake where one summer a local boy drowned in a storm; and the central fixation of his erotic meeting with a girl on a train bound for Chicago when he was just fifteen All of these threads weave together as the writer tries to piece together the multitude of secrets and acts of violence that make up one human lifeReminiscent of the work of noir master Derek Raymond and John Banville’s The Sea with a touch of David Lynch The Joy of Killing with its haunting language and vivid images is both a fascinating look into the fugue state of one man’s mind as well as a searing philosophical look at violence and its impact on our human condition With its elegant structure multiple storylines and edge of your seat suspense the novel is the tour de force fiction debut by one of America’s premier writers of true crime.
- 242 pages
- The Joy of Killing
- Harry N. MacLean
- 22 June 2014 Harry N. MacLean