The Kills

3.17 based on 375 ratings & 94 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 18.07.2013
ISBN: 9781447254881
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.
Shortlisted for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014.

Book of the Year in the Guardian, Spectator, Independent and Daily Mail.

The Kills is an epic novel of crime and conspiracy.

It starts with an explosion, a man on the run and the theft of over fifty million dollars. It moves from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, around mainland Europe via the sleazy underworld of Naples, and across America. It ends in a locked room.

Brilliantly original, playful and ambitious, The Kills is a terrifying, awe-inspiring, mind-blowing sensation.

'A damn good book' Sunday Times
'A staggering achievement' Daily Mail
'A thrilling, overwhelming ride' Spectator

In the media

'If you have a week-long, do-nothing holiday planned, or you have to spend some time convalescing in hospital, or you are going to prison, then Richard House's monumental, Man Booker-longlisted thriller may be the ideal accompaniment. The Kills is a dense and twisty series of linked stories that range across Europe, America and the Middle East . . . engrossing but also ferociously complex and demanding . . . [House] has a lovely turn of phrase . . . he writes in startling detail about character, location and physical mannerisms . . . a very sophisticated yarn-spinner'
Evening Standard
A gigantic experiment, bracing, thrilling and worthy of a medal for narrative heroism, Richard House's four-volume The Kills plays an epic set of variations on the shadow war for loot and influence behind the chaos of Iraq.
Independent
House's writing is spare and compelling, and the digital edition is truly enriched by the additional media.
Guardian