Compulsion Paperback – 9 Aug 2002
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'Shaun Hutson has positioned himself as the king of the dark, urban novel' Big Issue
About the Author
The bestselling author of twenty-one previous novels, including most recently EXIT WOUNDS, Shaun Hutson is recognised as a master of dark urban suspense. He lives with his family in Buckinghamshire.
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A word of warning though. I've always been able to read his books without a problem, but don't eat anything while you read this one. You'll choke a couple of times. There's some pretty good twisty bits, and it's as dramatic as hell. Shaun Hutson will never win a Pulitzer, but his books are good eye candy. My eyes now have to get a filling. enjoy.
Compulsion is about teenage crime. It follows a group of young adults in their bid to make everyone's life around them a complete and utter misery. This includes violence, vandalism and harassment.
As everyone knows, in real life, the police do absolutely nothing to stop these situations, other than perhaps slap their hands, or send them to the Bahamas for "rehab".
Imagine yourself being terrorised by a group of youngsters until you reach breaking point, they hurt people you love and they damage your property. The police cannot and will not do anything to help and still their harassment continues. Then, one day, you catch the culprits. What would you do? How would your anger manifest itself?
Everyone loves to see scum get they're comeuppance. Compulsion gives you the opportunity to experience the primitive, sweet human emotion of revenge.
Shaun's style of writing is as usual very fast moving. I love the short action packed chapters. The characters are well defined and the scenario is different to any other I've read before.
The moral of this story: respect your elders.
Mr. Hutson has a very dark imagination to write about ordinary situations one minute and then to assault the reader with graphic descriptions of torture, deaths (and sex).
His books are hard to put down - but you need a strong stomach.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quick delivery, good quality DVD and well packaged, recommend.Published 15 months ago by Michael Clay
I purchased this book as a means to tasting Hutson's work and I have to say I'm not disappointed. I had looked through all his novels and chose this one as it had a strong focus on... Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. A. Comesana
Bought this for someone as had read it before and liked it so much They were not so keen, found it a bit gory and shocking. Ech to their own.Published on 24 Jun. 2014 by Charlotte Craig
great book,excellent condition.
was a story I read many years ago,and used to speak about it to friends.
still is one of shaun's best. Read more
I managed to read it but for me I didn't enjoy it. I love horrors and thrillers but I found this disturbing. Maybe because it could happen, but for me that was just depressing. Read morePublished on 9 April 2014 by G. Paul
Compulsion was insanely addictive. I read it in twenty four hours as I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen. I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Read morePublished on 7 Aug. 2013 by JRayne
A GREAT read. Not what you expect ending but a perfect ending nevertheless. Gruesome and dark a highly recommended book. I LOVED it!!Published on 24 Jan. 2011 by Chirpy