A Relentless Thriller,
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This review is from: The Most Hated Man (Kindle Edition)
I've never read a book like this before and I'd be prepared to bet that you haven't either. The Most Hated Man (let's call it MHM) is an unusual mixture of crime thriller and political thriller, plus something that is uniquely its own.
On the one hand you have the story of two police officers tracking down a homicidal crazy (if you think that's what he is, you'll have to make up your own mind) called the snuff-killer amid a media feeding frenzy. We're shown some very unflattering pictures of life amongst the underclass (and some of these kids are so horrible you'll want to kill them yourself) but also the tragedy of the bloody deaths of these lost and abandoned teenagers.
On the other hand you have a terrifying image of the future of Islamic jihad in Europe and the scenes of the serial killer (if you think that's what he is, again, you'll have to make up your own mind) called Hereward talking to his victims, and this is what raises the book to another level. Its like a violently horrifying version of books that you would normally only find in the non-fiction politics section of the bookshop amongst writers like Melanie Phillips, Bruce Bawer and Mark Steyn, only more so. MHM really rips into multiculturalism and feminism and tears their insides out.
So the book is not about clever-clever plot twists and the usual kind of thriller tricks, instead its simply relentless in the way it piles on the pressure and makes you feel like your cosy little world is going to completely fall apart, and soon. MHM grabs you by the throat and it won't let go. There is no safety here. There is no reassuring, comfortable bolt hole for you to escape through. It makes you face the uncomfortable truth and its scary.
If you are sick of political correctness, you should love this book. If you support political correctness, this book will make steam come out of your ears. But, either way, it forces you to think. It might give you sleepless nights. If you're going to read MHM I would advise you to set aside your conventional presumptions and expectations because this really is new and different. Its serious hardcore.