He Died with His Eyes Open (Factory Series #1)

He Died with His Eyes Open (Factory Series #1)

by Derek Raymond
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He Died with His Eyes Open (Factory Series #1) by Derek Raymond

As it turns out, a dead man can tell stories...

Murders are a dime a dozen in Margaret Thatcher's London, and when it comes to the brutal killing of a middle-aged alcoholic found dumped outside of town, Scotland Yard has more important cases to deal with.

Instead it's a job for the Department of Unexplained Deaths and its head Detective Sergeant. With only a box of cassette-tape diaries as evidence the rogue detective has no chouce but to listen to the haunting voice of the victim for clues to his gruesome end.

The first book in Derek Raymond's acclaimed Factory Series is an unflinching yet deeply compassionate portrait of a city plagued by poverty and perversion, and a policeman who may be the only one who cares about the "people who don't matter and who never did."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935554578
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Series: Factory Series , #1
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Derek Raymond was the pseudonym of British writer Robert Cook, who was born in London in 1931. The son of a textile magnate, he dropped out of Eton and rejected a life of privilege for a life of adventure. He traveled the world, living in Paris at the Beat Hotel and on New York’s seedy Lower East Side, smuggled artworks into Amsterdam, and spent time in a Spanish prison for publicly making fun of Franco. Finally, he landed back in London, working in the lower echelons of the Kray Brothers’ crime syndicate laundering money, organizing illegal gambling, and setting up insurance scams. He eventually took to writing—first as a pornographer, but then as an increasingly serious novelist, writing about the desperate characters and experiences he’d known in London’s underground. His work culminated in the Factory novels, landmarks that have led many to consider  him the founding father of British noir. He died in London in 1993.

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He Died With His Eyes Open 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gritty. beautifully written.
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This story is the mental eqiuvalent of chewing on tinfoil with your fillings! Dark, squalid and brilliant. An exhausting study of the banality of evil in the world. Masterful and unforgettable. Not for the sensitive!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think "noir" is a misnomer, and it was written before Thatcher came to power, but other than getting a little overblown toward the end, it is excellent and highly recommended.
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Perfectly dreadful: incoherent, poorly plotted, drivel. Can't imagine how this got published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was well writen and had a good concept to it. By the way, the information on where to find a good summary was helpful, it helped me know enough about the book to buy it. Thank you.
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If you havent read the book, then dont rate it. Like really.
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