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Full of Sin [Kindle Edition]

Karl Vadaszffy
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Accomplished, challenging writing, which is visceral, dark and raw. --Karen Campbell, author of The Twilight Time and After the Fire

Sometimes pitch-black, occasionally gut-wrenching, but always exquisitely written, Full of Sin is a whirlwind of emotion, violence and pain - underlaid with a hope for redemption and a cry for forgiveness. Karl Vadaszffy has delivered an extraordinary book with a denouement that comes at you like a sucker-punch to the solar plexus. --Matt Hilton, author of Dead Men's Dust and Judgement and Wrath (Joe Hunter thrillers)

Darkly disturbing... a compelling picture of violence, betrayal and perhaps ultimate redemption in a world where twisted minds collide. --James Becker, author of The First Apostle and The Moses Stone

A great study in warped psychology and its roots.
--Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of Little Face and The Other Half Lives

A great study in warped psychology and its roots. -- Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of Little Face and The Other Half Lives

Accomplished, challenging writing, which is visceral, dark and raw. -- Karen Campbell, author of The Twilight Time and After the Fire

Sometimes pitch-black, occasionally gut-wrenching, but always exquisitely written, Full of Sin is a whirlwind of emotion, violence and pain - underlaid with a hope for redemption and a cry for forgiveness. Karl Vadaszffy has delivered an extraordinary book with a denouement that comes at you like a sucker-punch to the solar plexus. -- Matt Hilton, author of Dead Men's Dust and Judgement and Wrath (Joe Hunter thrillers)

Full Of Sin is a worrying look at a way of life that can be seen in every dark corner of every city in the UK. Putting the soul on the page, describing in vivid and beautifully-realised detail the pain behind every thought and act of our flawed hero, Karl Vadaszffy has created something beautiful, disturbing and genuinely thought-provoking. It's a bold novel and takes a bold reader to cling on until the end... but that reader will be rewarded with one of the most heartbreakingly honest books of the last ten years. -- Waterstones

Full of Sin is one of the best thrillers I've read this year. Dark, frightening, twisted, but also a story overflowing with compassion and hope. Vadaszffy's debut is well told and a remarkable achievement reminiscent of early James Ellroy. -- Robert Ellis, author of US bestsellers City of Fire and The Lost Witness

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Sean, born out of incest, is taken from his drug-addicted prostitute mother at the tender age of eight. But after years of neglect and abuse, all the tenderness has long been beaten out of him, leaving behind only a deformed soul. Foster families can’t handle him, but he meets his match when he is taken in by the Andersons. Life seems normal. But when a passionate tryst with his foster sister ends in violence, the comfortable life Sean has come to see as his own is over and he must learn to fend for himself.

Alone, desperate and fighting for survival, Sean’s urges become uncontrollable and violent. His sins go too far. A broken individual, haunted by the darkest of dreams, he finds solace in the drug world.

It is in the arms of love that Sean’s life finds a new beginning and, for the first time, he learns what happiness is. But he is unaware that his past is preparing to make a surprise reappearance.


Praise for Full of Sin:

“A darkly exhilarating book which takes the reader on a switchback of violence and compassion, by a writer who knows how to touch some very raw nerves.” Patrick Lennon (Corn Dolls and Steel Witches).

“An encouraging debut – Karl has a strong, passionate voice as a writer.” Cathy Kelly (Lessons in Heartbreak and Homecoming)

“Full of Sin is the narrative of the later life of an abused and neglected child. It is original and perceptive, and while the story is tragic, it illustrates that human resilience can bring about the possibility of redemption.” Thomas Perry (Strip and Silence)

“Karl Vadaszffy is just the sort of writer we should encourage – young, ambitious and creative.” Michael Dobbs (House of Cards and Winston’s War)


Learn more about Karl Vadaszffy at his website: www.karlvad.com

Follow Karl on Twitter: @KarlVad

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 931 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Peach Publishing (7 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089Y0XQK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,886 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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After studying literature, linguistics and Spanish at university, Karl Vadaszffy trained as an English teacher and actor. He has edited magazines, taught English as a foreign language in Poland and taught English, Media Studies and Drama in secondary schools in England.

Working in schools in Hertfordshire, UK, he became Head of Year when he was only 25 and a Head of English at 26. He is currently the Head of English, Drama and Media Studies at an Ofsted outstanding-rated Catholic school in Hertfordshire.

Karl currently juggles his teaching responsibilities with work as a freelance journalist. His articles regularly appear in ten industry-leading magazines that cover the automotive, aerospace, technology and travel sectors. His articles are read by over 12,000 subscribers in print, and more online.

While in a previous teaching role, Karl established The Astley Cooper School's author visits programme, which saw a number of authors, many internationally bestselling, visit the school to give talks, sign books and host workshops. These included Frederick Forsyth, Jodi Picoult, Sophie Hannah, Peter James, Darren Shan, Joanne Harris, Michael Marshall, Deborah Moggach and Elizabeth Buchan. The programme ran for three successful years until he left the school.

Karl was a competitive fencer for seven years. Fencing is in his blood; his father was Hungarian Foil Champion and three-time British Epee Champion, coached the under-21s British Olympic foil team and was the personal coach of Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden, for almost thirty years. He also coached actors, including Ralph Fiennes and Robson Green, to prepare them for screen roles.

Similarly, Karl's passion for drama was inherited from his father, who also trained as an actor. Zsolt Vadaszffy trained at RADA before having a successful film and television career in the 1960s, working with actors such as Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins and Alec Guinness. Karl followed in his father's footsteps by training at the London Centre for Theatre Studies.

Visit Karl's website: karlvad.com.

Check out an interview that John R. Lindensmith, the talented author of Hell, conducted with Karl about the original release of Full of Sin:
http://johnrlindensmith.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/interview-karl-vadaszffy-full-of-sin.html

Check out an article about how Karl originally managed to get Full of Sin published, as produced by The Times Educational Supplement: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6039875


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of sin 2 Aug 2012
By Nrk
Format:Kindle Edition
A very different read the story is very dark but unfortunately very realistic. You will have no idea of the ending very imaginative but realistic. Well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A+++ 9 Mar 2013
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Nice straight forwards, simple reading. A book thats a joy to pick up as the author shows yo the pictures
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than your usual Thriller 17 Sep 2012
By Kezman
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
From the first page you are drawn into a shocking and often disturbing world of the characters in this book. The book has great character development that is emotional for the reader as you are often unsure whether to feel sorry for or despise the main character. The book has a dark tone, great pace and is hard hitting from start to finish. A great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The One To Read... 11 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Never have I encountered a literary rollercoaster of emotion such as Karl Vadaszffy's 'Full of Sin'. It disgusted me, tugged at my heart strings, made me hopeful and desolate in the same moments. The feelings within the novel are raw, uncomfortable and distressing, but compelling beyond belief.

From the first page, I was inexplicably drawn in to the plot, a full blown heart in mouth, butterflies in stomach type of involvement, desperate to know what the protagonist, Sean, has done to cause the amount of self loathing and self judgement he heaps upon himself in the beginning chapters. The horrific scenes described in these chapters are written with such detachment, not of character from author, but Sean's detachment from himself and his own actions. Horrifying as it is, I cannot seem to muster the disgust and loathing for Sean that it should invoke in the reader, as his self abuse and self loathing walk hand in hand.

The growth of the character is immense; the internal turmoil and agony of the neglected and abused who in turn has become the abuser as he begins to realise the consequences of his own selfish actions, to either survive or in his plight to feel is evident. Vadaszffy describes this eventual feeling, when it happens, with the force of being hit head on by a speeding train. The realisation is painful to watch, not unlike a car crash, but one feels unable to tear their eyes away from the devastation.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Disturbing 29 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
Beautifully written, this debut novel is extremely dark and disturbing. The book's central character is deeply flawed in a way that makes the story very realistic. The violence and agony throughout are contrasted against a plea for redemption and hope. The social issues highlighted are all too relevant and all the more disturbing for it. It is at times difficult to read (because of the themes, not the writing), but impossible to put down. Highly recommended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 9 Jun 2012
By Rebekah
Format:Paperback
A truely thrilling read. keeps you gripped from start to finish. very well written. If you're into thrillers, this one is a must-buy.
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