The Aching Lust for Crime

CraigGrimes


The Aching Lust for Crime

The Aching Lust for Crime

  • Title: The Aching Lust for Crime
  • Author: CraigGrimes
  • ISBN: 9781895166361
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback



Note The recently released No Viable Option by the same author is available for a limited time as a free download on Kobo and at the author s website Louis had a keen, intuitive understanding of the metaphysics of a knife in the back The door darkening and nomadic Louis sweeps into town to take Ida, his on gain off again, away on holiday When the long suffering and lawNote The recently released No Viable Option by the same author is available for a limited time as a free download on Kobo and at the author s website Louis had a keen, intuitive understanding of the metaphysics of a knife in the back The door darkening and nomadic Louis sweeps into town to take Ida, his on gain off again, away on holiday When the long suffering and law abiding Ida discovers that Louis only wants her along to help him rob a bank, she comes up with a plan of her own She will have the money and set up Louis for the fall But soon it is Ida who the police decide is the criminal mastermind and, after Louis s supposedly long dead brother shows up with an axe in him, she becomes a murder suspect as well.By turns bleak, fast paced and laced with dark humour, The Aching Lust for Crime is an ingeniously plotted crime novel of exiles from the land of social and consumer success who are seduced by the lure of crime to make their dreams come true If they will only begin to co operate they might have a chance.The Aching Lust for Crime is reminiscent of Jim Thompson s novels with their marginalized characters, but there are also elements of the absurd, impossible coincidences, dark humour, and social satire.


Recent Comments "The Aching Lust for Crime"

Craig Grimes is consistently one of the most interesting of crime novelists who aspire to a degree of literary quality. Always unique and inventive his novels play fast and loose with the genre. The characters in this short book all fell off the truck to the promised land of consumer happiness. They are the psychiatric patients, unemployed, outsourced, anti-social, aspiring criminals, and homeless. They are the lonely, sad, displaced, and misfits, all damaged by life. Their stories are told grap [...]

Easily the most intricately and creatively plotted crime novel I have ever read. This is not a book for those looking for a light Barnes & Noble mystery where a cat or her Aunt Ginny solves the mystery of the knitting needle murder. There are elements of Algren here in the sympathetic yet sardonic treatment of down and outers. Think also of Virilio. Of people exiled from the city, outsourced, detached from the land. This is modern suffering. The characters are people staggering through life [...]

It took me a long time to finish this short novel. I just found it really difficult to get into, and I wasn't exactly reluctant to put it down between chapters. The author introduced a list of characters who had nothing to do with each other until the last 1/3 of the story. The development of the plot and the progression of the "crime investigations" seemed a little outrageous to me. I felt that this unrealistic storyline was made plausible only by the notes of mental illness existing in nearly [...]

Actually, I didn't care for the majority of the book. I wasn't crazy about the writing and the majority of the storyline, and I found the fact that each chapter title was a line out of the chapter incredibly distracting. I found that instead of just reading the chapter for the story, I was reading the chapter to find the chapter title. I thought the ending was interesting, how everything was tied up in a neat little bow for pretty much every single character, but I just wasn't very fond of the s [...]


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