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Ritual in the DarkUs society In this best selling blood blanching chiller Colin Wilson examines the murderous motives of a depraved mind and creates a story of biting realism which will stagger the imagination and shock the intellec. Decent psychological thriller Takes an interesting view on something that really makes one think about humanity in general It makes sense perhaps not to the extreme of this book but it is relatable to many life situations I enjoyed it I won't lie I wanted to read it because it was listed on a banned book list which always tends to intrigue me

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review Ritual in the Dark Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ COLIN WILSON'S CLASSIC NOVEL OF CONTEMPORARY MURDER A wave of sickening deaths hits the streets of modern London Young women mainly prostitutes are found strangled and mutilated The police are baffled the press outraged not since Jack the Ripper has such a sinister brand of violent COLIN WILSON'S CLASSIC NOVEL OF CONTEMPORARY MURDER A wave of sickening deaths hits the streets of modern London Young women mainly prostitutes are found strangled and mutilated The police are baffled the press out. I'm torn On the one hand I liked this book a lot while on the other hand much of it irritated me horribly The story is one of a Jack the Ripper style killer but it's not a thriller as you might suspect The main character is Gerard Sorme an unpublished writer with a small personal income that means he doesn't need to work if he stays in cheap rented rooms Sorme considers himself an intellectual and I think we are supposed to agree with him but I'm afraid I just found him a little pretentious He struck me as a Holden Caulfield type and I was surprised when some way into the book his age was mentioned as mid to late 20's I had him down as much younger Maybe this is a reflection on me than the character after all he doesn't really existThe book is eminently readable but too often for my liking got bogged down in philosophical chit chat which I don't think comes across as terribly natural Again this may reflect badly on me and the kind of conversation I have with my friends than on the author and his charactersI would recommend this book with reservations The period setting and subject matter were all of great interest and while none of the characters are very likeable that has never bothered me in a book my problem was the freuent and freuently long winded philosophical discussions After reading this short essay I realise that the book was written either side of some non fiction works one of which The Outsider seems to have massively influenced the way Ritual in the Dark finally turned outInteresting occasionally gripping and very readable but ultimately slightly disappointing for me

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Raged not since Jack the Ripper has such a sinister brand of violent murders been unleashed Is the culprit a homicidal maniac or a cold blooded calculating killer wreaking a personal vendetta on a corrupt and callo. I picked Colin Wilson’s serial killer novel Ritual in the Dark from a reading list compiled by Mark E Smith the late creative director of the Fall Like the Fall Ritual in the Dark is perversely British Uncountable cups of tea are brewed and consumed as the book’s protagonist an aspiring novelist given to gabfests than to manic fiction typing chats with sundry friends acuaintances and enemies of a recent pal who is discussed by his cohorts as a known homosexual sadist who may have terrible behaviors up his sleeve In fact well in fiction actually the cruel gay man is slaying female prostitutes in grotesue uantities Like the bloodsucking murdering of Bram Stoker’s Dracula the nefarious action takes place off page and the book’s most interesting character receives the least page time Unlike Stoker’s tedious admit it masterpiece a spattering of selfish sexual encounters and continuous low grade drunkenness leaven the deep dish chitchat