Killing Richard Dawson

Killing Richard Dawson The phone rings It s Jesus I listen to him speak and then hang up In this darkly comic slow burn thriller reality is blurred nothing can be taken for granted A gripping and poignant black comedy abo

  • Title: Killing Richard Dawson
  • Author: Robin Baker
  • ISBN: 9780980741803
  • Page: 359
  • Format: None
  • The phone rings It s Jesus I listen to him speak and then hang up In this darkly comic, slow burn thriller, reality is blurred nothing can be taken for granted.A gripping and poignant black comedy about love, friendship, booze, morality, death and a generation s casual dissatisfaction with modern life Sometimes, redemption lies in the darkest of places You don t The phone rings It s Jesus I listen to him speak and then hang up In this darkly comic, slow burn thriller, reality is blurred nothing can be taken for granted.A gripping and poignant black comedy about love, friendship, booze, morality, death and a generation s casual dissatisfaction with modern life Sometimes, redemption lies in the darkest of places You don t need to die to destroy yourself Killing Richard Dawson is a brilliant fast paced story with a shocking twist The reader is sucked into the uni student narrator s worlds as he navigates his way, with wit humour, through the minefields of loss, friendship unrequited love Death is the only constant in his life, yet Robin Baker deals with it with an irreverence echoing Evelyn Waugh s classic satire.

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    1 thought on “Killing Richard Dawson”

    1. Not sure who the target audience is for this book but it wasn't me. I really had to push myself to finish it. Whilst an easy read, Killing Richard Dawson gets boring fast; the crux of the story is about love, life, and loss, all played out across nightclubs and drab inner conflict. There's murder thrown in to keep things interesting but the level of interest is minor at best. There's a twist too but that is easily picked to those with a keen eye for detail (or without, it's easy enough to work o [...]

    2. Killing Richard Dawson is narrated by a uni student with a tragic back story now living alone with his Gran. He's visited once a fortnight by a young social worker who checks on his Gran's welfare as well as his own, although he's been keeping his real thoughts and emotions well hidden from her for years.Lonely as a child until he met his best friend George, the narrator has never had much luck pursuing girls or socialising. He makes a friend at University - calling her Fatty Mel - and soon fall [...]

    3. I STRONGLY recommend this first book by Robin Baker, a promising and very talented new author from Perth in Western Australia. When I first picked up this book I must admit that I wasn't enticed to read it. The back cover merely quotes a line from the book 'The phone rings. It's Jesus. I listen to him speak and then hang up' For one it didn't really give much indication what the story was about and two, I assumed (wrongly as hindsight would show) that it was probably about some guy getting all r [...]

    4. I picked up this book for 2 reasons:1. I was curious about a Western Australian author, seeing as I live in Perth.2. I needed a read that combined black humour and extreme discomfort, to help cleanse my palate between the chick-lit and conspiracy theory books I had been swimming in.The first half of the book had an eerie, disconcerting milieu that kept me glued as the narrator navigated (in retrospect) through his interactions from early childhood to the present company he keeps. The mystery beh [...]

    5. I REALLY enjoyed this. A very random find when I did an search for something completely different, once I started I couldn't put it down. There were a few twists in here One I saw coming a mile away. The other not so much and I actually gasped when I figured it out. The author has a very interring narrative voice, it was fun to read. A very dark tale, but left me with much to think about, it almost made me wish I were in school so I could write a book report to digest it.

    6. This is the best book. There is no better book. This is the best book, like bigly. I loved this. It was so great. I've never read a better book. It's fast. It's enjoyable. Really draws you in. Probably my favorite.

    7. Was excited to read this book from the minute I received the email from Dymocks. The idea seemed promising-a young Perth author with a debut novel. While the novel started well, it faltered towards the middle, seemingly losing pace that it never quite seemed to gain. Again it is a debut novel so I will wait and see what happens with the next one he writes.

    8. A dark novel, well written but when I got to the end still found it hard to work out what was real and what was not, including that of the father. It got me thinnking of ants a lot which is not pleasant.

    9. There are periods where it seems the author is trying to be Bret Easton Ellis (not necessarily a bad thing), but overall this is quite a good first effort.

    10. Not always an easy story to follow and at times downright unpleasant. It has some shocks and surprises along the way and the final twist leaves you gasping.

    11. The slow-build story of a sociopath. There were twists and curiosities, but I was left feeling a little empty as a side effect of the detached violence.

    12. The first half seem promising and then ran out of steam. I skim-read the last chapters and didn't feel like I'd missed much. I also guessed the ending somewhere around chapter 4.

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