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Why I Kill (The Confession of a Serial Killer)

Why I Kill (The Confession of a Serial Killer) [Kindle Edition]

T.S. O'Rourke

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Product Description

This ebook is NOT True Crime. It is three short stories of fiction written in three different styles, but all dealing with psychologically damaged individuals.

* Why I Kill: A Short Story from a Serial Killer's perspective
* Groucho Riley: The Birth of a Serial Killer
* Mirror, Mirror: The Naked Truth of Being Alone

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 81 KB
  • Print Length: 19 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #379,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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T.S. O'Rourke was born in 1968 and has lived in Ireland, the UK, Australia and Sweden, where he has worked as a journalist, copywriter, brand specialist and PR guy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Versatility of style 17 May 2011
By MJL - Published on
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This collection of short stories is a fine display of literary styles. All three are rich in atmosphere but diverse in tone.

Why I Kill is narrated by a serial killer. It has a visual quality about it; very much like watching a documentary or even a taped confession. It is haunting for its cold objectivity. Groucho Riley is a third person tale of a boy born bad. The tone is less formal, less incisive but no less chilling. Both serve to remind that danger moves around us whether we see it or not and that complacency is a choice we may want to rethink. I'm not an avid reader of this genre but both were well written and impactful.

The third story, Mirror, Mirror, is another matter altogether and made me decide to actually write a review. Taken at face value, it depicts the relationship between an isolated man and an elusive woman: poetic and sensuous and even erotic in the literary sense. It can be enjoyed fully on that level for the language alone but if you are the type of reader who likes to move into a story and take up temporary residence, you'll find much more to feast on. I wouldn't dream of spoiling the experience of reading it for anyone else but will state instead that this will appeal to those who appreciate the opportunity to let their own imagination take flight.

I purchased this collection because I was moved by Killing a Friend - I was fortunate to stumble upon it. I wish that good literary fiction was easier to find in the "e-stacks". If it was, I'm sure I wouldn't be the first to review either of these books.

*This ebook is well edited and formatted.*
1.0 out of 5 stars Why I Kill 2 Mar 2013
By Derek Williams - Published on
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Awful. Hated it. Dumb, didn't get the point of it, not interesting, not compelling, had to force myself to finish reading it.
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted more! 12 Nov 2012
By Squarah - Published on
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I thought there would be more to this book. It was insightful but still slightly disappointing. I was left wanting more.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 25 April 2012
By Molly Dudek - Published on
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The book was very short. It is not a true crime book... so if your looking for that you will be disappointed.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Avg Book 30 Mar 2012
By Daniel - Published on
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This book to me was average. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great.It didn't perk my interest to keep reading. The price of this publication was good.
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