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People Die Paperback – 9 August 2001
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- ASIN : 0340793252
- Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks; 1st edition (9 August 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0340841850
- ISBN-13 : 978-0340793251
- Dimensions : 15.2 x 23.3 x 2 cm
- Customer Reviews:
The body count in this tersely controlled thriller is extremely high and rather shocking, even for die-hard thriller readers like me. . . A good, fast read. - Daily MailBlack and filmic - The TimesTerse and spooky, PEOPLE DIE is that most remarkable of things: a killer-thriller with humour and heart - The FaceUnconventional and remarkable debut novel The writing is fluent and thoughtful; there are no histrionics here. Even so Wignall is good on the mechanics of the hit, the banality of evil thought provoking stuff, well worth your time - Tangled Web Uk ReviewBut Kevin Wignall has managed to pull off the (almost) perfect anti-hero saga with admirable originality and economy of language People Die nonetheless engages the reader from the beginning and with a gripping twist wirthy of Le Carre or Flemming, Wignall turns an implausible plot into something very credible - Bristol Evening PostWignall's spare dispassionate prose - pulls you in as he deatials JJ's machinations to avoid the bullet himself and the casual killing of those in the wrong place at the wrong time - The Big Issue
A classy, laid-back, powerful and stunning debut from a new, young British writer.
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Just didn't do it for me.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 August 2013
Bought this because I enjoy novels about hitmen. I've read quite a few over the last few years and so was looking forward to this one. But sorry, it just wasn't that good. I never really felt anything for JJ and the skill of such books as these is that the author makes you empathise with a character who on the surface is difficult to empathise with. But this book didn't succeed in that, at least not with me. I didn't really care what happened to him and found that I was glad when the book was over.