Who is stalking their streets and why? Random is a dark and gripping read that I found myself flying through. Although little stands out in my mind about it now except the ending , it was a fun and intriguing read, perfect This book was gifted to me a few years ago, during a time I was heavily interested in crime fiction and psychology. Comments Like to comment on this review? With little or no clues and victims being seemingly chosen at random the police are baffled and frustrated at the lack of information for them to grasp to piece together who is behind the crimes. This is no killer on a spree, this is a great story of a man unravelling. As the investigation continued, one Laurence Patton, who was a teacher by profession, was somewhat involved in the killing. It's very important for individuals that most real regarding Craig Robertson.
Mistakes are made along the way. Again to reveal why gives away too many spoilers. Val McDermid doesn't do this and neither does Iain Banks. Form, style and content are authentically written in newspaper style so that the creation of an actual and authentic crime case is supported. I didn't necessarily like it, but it was interesting to be in the mind of a serial killer for an entire book, to see his emotions and thought processes, to know why he was doing these things and what effect it had on him. The cover of his book is pretty eye catching with its red cover and a picture of a figure in the shadows.
The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg. Violent and challenging, it succeeded in making the reader uncomfortably complicit. This one is fairly short and smoothly written, making it move along at a nice, even pace. How did he get like this and why? He chooses victims at random. But as the police, the press and a threatening figure from Glasgows underworld begin to close in on The Cutter, his carefully-laid plans threaten to unravel - with horrifying consequences. From Glassford Street to the Clyde at Scotstoun.
Narey features throughout the book as a kind of remote threat of justice. But as the police, the press and a threatening figure from Glasgow's underworld begin to close in on The Cutter, his carefully-laid plans threaten to unravel - with horrifying consequences. All are to confuse the police while the real masterplan is carried out. Sorry, but I can't keep interrupting my reading to try and translate!! Someone who has lost himself. The random killing of a drug dealer sparks a turf war in Glasgow's gangland. The murders have left the police baffled. At first it appears to be a fairly standard 'serial killer does bad stuff' with some ingenious methods for his murders.
I reached a mention of a jaikie and packed it in at 19%. It doesn't follow the standard format of a police procedural. In my opinion the involved underworld plot slows the overall story down and blurs it unnecessarily. He's also gone with American spellings to add insult to injury. Random is made up of a major plot, the murderer plot and then it is interwoven with an underworld plot, which slows down the overall story in a great way. A plan that will get him an outcome that he greatly desires.
It seems a very odd thing to be saying about a serial killer book, but I enjoyed this book. Glasgow is described as having two faces. He sets out to show the darker side of the city in Glasgow, the seediness of a large town where its inhabitants are faceless and keep themselves to themselves. He isn't like so many of the other serial killers created in books and once you read this I think you will get what I mean. You can see and hear the sights and sounds of the city as our killer moves about within it.
For me, it was one of those books that took all my reading assumptions, pitched them out a window and ran over them with a bus just to make sure they were well dead and buried. Craig Robertson has a weakness and fascination with black pudding. My only criticism is that I didn't enjoy the dialogue but found the rest of the writing style minus a few editing errors to be intriguing. This is one of these thrillers that is not too graphic but leans more on a good story which kept me interested until the very end. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason behind the killings; no kind of pattern or motive; an entirely different method of murder each time, and nothing that connects the victims except for the fact that the little fingers of their right hands have been severed.
It's not a whodunit — for the killer tells us the story as it progresses — or even a 'why did he do it' as even that will become obvious, but the suspense is in whether or not he will get caught. Going back to reasons for picking this book. It has a well thought out twist towards the end and the end of the story itself is believable. Look forward to reading more by the author. In this book, the author uses Glasgow as the setting. Definitely enjoyable, a solid story, but I can't foresee that I would ever have the inclination to read it again. There were a few parts of the book that I did not appreciate, including the se I found this book interesting.