- Paperback: 294 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (1 May 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841954047
- ISBN-13: 978-1841954042
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,127,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Cutting Room Paperback – 1 May 2003
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"One of the most intriguing, assured and unputdownable debuts to come out of Scotland in recent years . . . A stunning work of fiction." (The Sunday Times)
"I was hooked from page one. Rilke is not Welsh's only great creation. The huge supporting cast of misfits and outsiders . . . are equally memorable. And Glasgow becomes a character in itself: it is oppressive, foreboding - a dark place for a dark tale." (The Guardian)
"What makes The Cutting Room so gripping is the combination of suspense and character as the story unfolds through the unusual eyes of Rilke . . . His horror, like the reader's, lies in the terrible intimacy, impersonality and irreversibility of what he witnesses." (The Herald)
"In Louise Welsh crime fiction has one of its few real literary writers. The Cutting Room is a hugely commendable debut, assured and memorable. Crime fiction may have its prize-winner at last." (Independent)
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It doesn't all work. At times the narrator's lifestyle is simply over the top, an unending saga of excess. And there are some rather strained poetic passages, especially towards the end when the author appears to decide to ditch realism in favour of flights of fancy. By contrast, some earlier scenes are predictable and banal.
Still, for the most part this is pleasurable and fine writing, and the experience is well worth it.
If you enjoy crime novels, I would heartily recommend this.
Onward to the next novel.
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