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White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings by [Sinclair, Iain]
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About the Author

Iain Sinclair was born in Cardiff in 1943. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, poetry non-fiction, including Lud Heat; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Downriver; Radon Daughters; Lights Out for the Territory; Rodinsky's Room, with Rachel Lichtenstein; Landor's Tower; London Orbital; Dining On Stones; Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk; American Smoke and London Overground. Downriver won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award. He lives in Hackney, east London.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 746 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 186207206X
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (29 April 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002XHNO4W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #329,325 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is by no means an easy, casual read. It is a fragmentary, thought provoking experiment in psychogeography. Iain Sinclair weaves past into present and teases out interesting connections between the East End of London, literature, and the Ripper myth. Using Stephen Knight's 'Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution' as a springboard, Sinclair teases out links between disparate obsessions that are not immediately obvious. Fans of 'From Hell' will recognise several elements that inspired Alan Moore's work - the Hawksmoor churches, Hinton's 'Fourth Dimension.' The notorious Whitechapel murders of 1888 are entwined with events of the 1980s and a book collector obsessed with collecting different versions of 'A Study in Scarlet.' It is a satisfying read for anyone already well versed in Ripper mythology and the East End.
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I wrote my final essay on it! Great story! If you want to get a clue about the true story of Jack the Ripper...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty and dangerous 31 Aug. 2001
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Iain Sinclair knows the mythical paths of London like no-one else. In poetic often painfully intense prose, he conjures up the half-dead spirits that stalk the streets of this seedy town. The landscape is dominated by dodgy second-hand book dealers skulking in the shadows obsessed by the Ripper murders, and by the vicious presence of Jack himself, the embodiement of powerful evil forces embedded in the fabric of the city. If you only ever read one novel about Jack the Ripper, or never wanted to read one, White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings is a must. A warning though: it is not for the faint-hearted.
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3.0 out of 5 stars WUI - writing under the .... 26 Mar. 2009
By Dick Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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I am going to keep reading Sinclair (and Haruki Murakami) until I understand one book they have written. I didn't get there with this one.

Sinclair can write some amazing sentences. He can also write some that make sense. He just never combines the two skills.

Since there is virtually no description of this book above, take the time to use the "Look Inside" feature and read the back cover. You won't learn a lot, but it will make you think you have.

To get a feel for Sinclair, think Pynchon - but lacking in clarity.
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