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Author:
Gordon Burn
ISBN13:
978-0434098279
ISBN:
0434098272
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Heinemann (1984)
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Peter Sutcliffe was third-generation Bingley, a chain that he would finally break himself by moving out to Bradford after he was married

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Somebodys husband somebo. Peter Sutcliffe was third-generation Bingley, a chain that he would finally break himself by moving out to Bradford after he was married

Somebodys husband somebo. Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son: The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper, . Peter Sutcliffe was third-generation Bingley, a chain that he would finally break himself by moving out to Bradford after he was married.

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This must sound perverse. Surely I could have pulled something more comforting from the shelves: I Capture the Castle, say, or Love in a Cold Climate. Actually, though, it was curiously soothing, at least in so far as the book works – and how – as a social history

And we go back, or rather from the beginning of the book we go forward – from Sutcliffe’s grandparents on both sides.

His first book, Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son, was a study of Peter Sutcliffe, 'the Yorkshire Ripper,' and his 1998 book, Happy Like Murderers: The Story of Fred and Rosemary West.

His first book, Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son, was a study of Peter Sutcliffe, 'the Yorkshire Ripper,' and his 1998 book, Happy Like Murderers: The Story of Fred and Rosemary West, dealt in similar detail with two of Britain's most notorious serial killers. Burn's interest in such infamous villains extended to his fiction, with Myra Hindley, one of the 'Moors murderers', featuring prominently in the novel Alma Cogan

An investigation into the mind and crimes of Peter Sutcliffe, the man who was dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper. Originally published by Pan in 1985. About the Author: Gordon Burn is the author of four novels, Alma Cogan (winner of the Whitbread First Novel Prize), Fullalove, The North of England Home Service and Born Yesterday.

Gordon Burn was a writer whose subject matter straddled the boundaries between fiction, non-fiction and journalism. Burn was a provocative explorer of connections and parallels in literature, sport, art, politics, entertainment and politics

An investigation into the mind and crimes of Peter Sutcliffe, the man who was dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper. Originally published by Pan in 1985.
  • Very sluggish writing, replete with clichés and myriad unnecessary details of the lives of Peter Sutcliff's family, and long quotes in painful dialect that would have been better left unsaid. They add nothing to the story and are only irritating in their repetitiveness. No editor came within a mile of this work.

  • Sad story

  • The writer obviously did vast research on this macabre saga and the result is impressive. Hopefully police investigatory standards have dramatically improved since the era of these murders. Overall a very good read albeit somewhat predictably depressing.

  • This must be one of the most fascinating and unsettling books I have read. Rather than a 'true crime' book, this is a biography of Peter Sutcliffe, looking at his family, childhood and youth, through his adulthood, crimes and imprisonment. The book in no way dehumanizes Sutcliffe's victims, but what it does do is show us the bizarre way that the Yorkshire Ripper was both a savage killer and the man who visited elderly relatives at Christmas; a man who helped his father and brother rearrange furniture and then drove straight to the location where he had hidden a body - who had both a human and an utterly demonic side.

    In hindsight, it is easy to spot bizarre and worrying signs in Peter Sutcliffe's early years, but mainly he seemed to be a fairly average person. He did not achieve great things either academically or career wise, drifting through various jobs and marrying his wife after she had a breakdown and in spite of the fact she was seeing another man. Although essentially a loner, this was a person who had parents, siblings, a wife, relations and friends. It is almost inconceivable that he was not arrested earlier, despite being interviewed five times by the police with early indications that tied him to the case (a £5 note found in a victim's handbag that was given in a paypacket to one of a handful of firms, including his; the fact he was fined for hitting a prostitute with a weighted sock before the murders and that he was also arrested lurking behind a hedge with a hammer). Possibly today, with modern computer systems, his name would have been flagged up much sooner. Although this was obviously a huge manhunt, people who knew Sutcliffe, including members of his own family, considered that he could be a possible candidate for the 'Ripper' and certainly at least one of his former friends visited the police to voice concerns.

    Mostly though, this really is a book about the true face of evil. It is a sad fact that this man was undetected for so long because he blended in. From a small town, yet anonymous once in his hunting grounds, he did not look or appear threatening. Sadly, many of his victims did not see the attack coming - it is awful to contemplate how this man literally attacked and killed and then appeared so normal to those around him. The author walked a fine line writing this book, but he was fair in his representations of everybody he wrote about. This is an excellent read and I recommend it highly.

  • The book jacket states that this is as good as "In Cold Blood" and "The Executioner's Song."

    I don't think this book is nearly as well written, although it is worth a read.

    As an American, I had a difficult time with the colloquialisms in the book; many times, the author quotes the people involved verbatim, and the way they speak bears very little resemblance to the English that I know. So that was a bit difficult.

    Overall, though, it's a compelling story of an ordinary man who sank to a level of depravity which is hard to comprehend.

  • it`s a few years since i read this now,the story of peter sutcliffe`s life..otherwise known as the YORKSHIRE RIPPER.telling the story of peter from being born to being married and carrying out attacks on women in west yorkshire..struck a few tmes in my home town...i remember back in 1980 west yorkshire was in fear..good read

  • Very poorly written. Too bad as I was interested in this story.

  • A tough read, too detailed when it wasn't necessary to further the story. I'm sure in England it's an easy read, not so much in America.