Blackburn

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Overview

Blackburn is a serial killer. But, like the rest of us, he confronts the same hypocrisies and frustrations of the world and, unable to help himself, or at the mercy of circumstance, he crosses a dangerous threshold—and he kills. In this novel, we meet many of his twenty-one victims: law enforcers, writers, adulterers, auto mechanics, and other liars. And each crime reveals another side of his psyche . . . and his disturbing rationale for murder.

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Overview

Blackburn is a serial killer. But, like the rest of us, he confronts the same hypocrisies and frustrations of the world and, unable to help himself, or at the mercy of circumstance, he crosses a dangerous threshold—and he kills. In this novel, we meet many of his twenty-one victims: law enforcers, writers, adulterers, auto mechanics, and other liars. And each crime reveals another side of his psyche . . . and his disturbing rationale for murder.

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"An absolutely mesmerizing novel that will leave you stunned and conflicted. Blackburn is an emotionally challenging read, so consider yourself warned. A masterpiece."—Augusten Burroughs

"By turns hilarious, heartrending, violent, and tender, it is like no book you've read before. A profoundly unsettling book."—The Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312426958
  • Publisher: Picador
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,122,655
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bradley Denton was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1958. He is the author of five novels and two short story collections. He lives on the outskirts of Austin, Texas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2003

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    Perfection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2000

    A Killer With Morals

    What a trip this book is! Riding along with Blackburn, you feel alive and enthralled. You are a voyuer to all his killings, enjoying each one for its beauty and truth. You are apart of Blackburn's life, difting in and out of the past and present. You understand his world and mind, as he moves further down his tainted road. Even the violence is honest as Blackburn justifies his violence. The end of the book moves like a whirlwind as you fly into each situation with Blackburn, all the while cheering him on. This book is not one for the faint of heart, but is for one who yearns to peak at the dark end of the mind. All and all the novel BLACKBURN is one I enjoy and remember. For it seemed that by the end I had a new friend named Jimmy Blackburn.

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