Happy Like Murderers
Happy Like Murderers by Gordon Burn is a true crime classic, republished to coincide with the 2019 Gordon Burn Prize.
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In this controversial and seminal work of reportage, Gordon Burn reveals the strange inner dynamic of Fred and Rosemary West’s relationship. Based on meticulous research, this dark history is told in a powerful, compelling narrative.
With a new introduction by Benjamin Myers.
One knew . . . that if a book of merit could be written about these crimes, Gordon Burn would be the man to do it.
Brilliant, bleak, unflinching.
Burns sets their story in the wider context of rapid and drastic post-war migration, social disintegration and dislocation . . . A powerful book.
Startlingly original and fearless and disturbing.
A highly sophisticated literary construct . . . This is powerful writing. Burn’s approach has given him some real intuition into the world the Wests inhabited, physically, socially and psychologically.
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