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by Simon Lelic

eBook Rupture download ISBN: 0330513982
Author: Simon Lelic
Publisher: Picador (2010)
Language: English
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Simon Lelic tells a fascinating and terrifying story in A Thousand Cuts. This innovative novel, rendered as a series of dramatic monologues told to Detective Inspector Lucia May, shows us a whole community in trouble

Simon Lelic tells a fascinating and terrifying story in A Thousand Cuts. This innovative novel, rendered as a series of dramatic monologues told to Detective Inspector Lucia May, shows us a whole community in trouble. After a horrific school shooting with multiple victims, Detective May is the lone figure willing to dig out the truth about school bullies who were practised torturers.

Simon Lelic has worked as a journalist and currently runs his own business. He was born in Brighton in 1976 and recently returned with his family to live there. Rupture' is his first novel. Библиографические данные.

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Simon Lelic is a British author who has written the books Rupture, The Facility and The Child Who. Simon Lelic (/ˈlɛlɪtʃ/ LELL-itch) was born in Brighton in 1976 and returned there after living in London for over a decade with his wife, two sons and. Simon Lelic (/ˈlɛlɪtʃ/ LELL-itch) was born in Brighton in 1976 and returned there after living in London for over a decade with his wife, two sons and daughter. As well as writing novels Simon also owns an import/export company. Simon studied History at the University of Exeter and also took a post-graduate course in Journalism. Rupture (Picador, 2010). The Facility (Mantle, 2011).

National Book Awards New Writer of the Year. CWA New Blood Dagger. Three possible candidates for the Granta . class of 2013 are Ned Beauman, Joe Dunthorne and Simon Lelic. Lelic’s three novels are breakneck, intelligent 'social thrillers' that even invade my dream-life' David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas. Books by Simon Lelic.

But that is not true.

RUPTURE: Simon Lelic's school murder has a hidden message. Britain is in the grip of a humid summer when teacher Samuel Szajkowski strides into assembly at his school and unleashes a barrage of gunfire. Three pupils and one colleague lie dead before he turns the gun on himself.

Everyone knows who killed five people during assembly in a prestigious outer London Comprehensive school, but Detective Inspector Lucia May has to find out the reasons for his actions. Rupture is not only a truly suspense-filled 'Whydunnit' but also offers remarkable insights into the themes of power and responsibility. Not for those who want to believe that all British institutions are perfect. Find similar books Profile.

Comments: (7)
elegant stranger
In a New York times interview in October of 2012, David Mitchell, protean author of such diverse novels as Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, was asked who he thought Britain's best young authors were. He mentioned three: Ned Beauman, Joe Dunthorne, and Simon Lelic. So it's no surprise that A Thousand Cuts, Lelic's first novel, is as good as it is.

The novel, technically genre (detective/crime), is told through the eyes of Inspector Detective Lucia May. She doggedly investigates and delves into the murder/suicide that occurs at a school, and finds deeper issues than just a madman gone finally haywire. What she finds is a complex tale. The writing is so good that one forgets it's a crime novel.

What sets the novel on a pedestal for me are the characterizations. The main character, Lucia May, is fully realized, complex, noble overall but detestable at times. Other characters, each idiosyncratic and believable, tell their versions of what they have observed in the school.

There are a few loose ends in this very rich tale, but this is a minor quibble, thus the five stars despite the flaws. If you want to see what the best British writers are doing these days, start here. I plan to read the rest of Mr. Lelic's works.
I assume that's where the US title of Simon Lelic's masterful debut novel comes from. And the thousand cuts in the book come as much from institutional bullying as they do from school-yard bullying. Lelic presents a plot line that forces the reader to confront the idea of bullying in all its forms. Inspector Lucia May, of the Met in London, has been assigned a case that at first has all the marking of the all-too-common school shooting - 4 murdered by a teacher, who then turns the gun on himself, making five dead, in all. But what drove the teacher to do what he did? The local police department is washing its hands of the case, pressing May to hand in the expected final crime report of "deranged loner kills others, then self". But Inspector May is convinced there is more to the case than what is on the surface. She digs deeper in the school society and finds an ethos of bullying at all levels, from administrator to teacher to student. The strong pick on the weak and the strongest cover up the whole thing.

But if bullying is rampant at the local comprehensive, it's also common at the Met office. Inspector May is on the receiving end of bullying from her male counterparts. She does not complain to her boss because she figures he probably wouldn't do anything about it and that its weak to complain, anyway. Lelic's writing style is masterful; it hardly seems possible that "A Thousand Cuts" is his first novel, but it is. Parts of the book are told in the form of interviews with one character talking. While it's a confusing style, Lelic makes it perfectly understandable.

This a story with a non-conventional ending. It's satisfying without being too fanciful. The effects of bullying in all forms are shown with great sensibility by Simon Lelic. It's a very good first novel and I'm looking forward to reading more by him.
This is a great mystery debut. The hero gets bullied (sexual harassment) while she investigates an assassin who was driven to kill by bullying at his school.

It's a mystery melodrama, not a literary novel, even though its literary techniques give the book far more life than most mystery stories have. The policewoman heroine is bullied on the job too much for believability (the PRIME SUSPECT tv series did this kind of thing more subtly, and better) and the villainous school headmaster tolerates -- even encourages -- student bullies who are just short of homicidal. The result is that the reader feels more and more frustrated and outraged, while individual scenes tend to sag a tiny bit. We can be made to hate many of the characters; it's harder to believe in them fully.

Nevertheless this is a tremendous effort. I got angry reading, and a short time later (the book is the length of a Robert B. Parker novel) I was deeply satisfied by a nice bittersweet ending. May Mr. Lelic write more and more of these.
This book deals with severe bullying and the tragic aftermath when an already unstable teacher breaks and kills two students, a teacher, and then himself. The story is a series of interviews of witnesses as told to the central character, investigator Lucia Day. This book is not for the the faint of heart but it is well worth the read and even more important now in the wake of all the school shootings that are dominating the news. Not a feel good read but a very relevant and beautifully written book.
Lelic uses a cinema technique for his unusual book: each personage tells his story in his own words and context. The female detective is the linchpin of the drama, but as it goes, the reader will feel the ambiance of a private school in England and the reasos that lead to the horrible episode that opens the book: one teacher thar could be just crazy or not goes to the school assembly and using an old weapon kills 3 students and a teacher. The guy is a terrible shoot, and it is obvious that the intended victims were not those shoot - or at least one was ? It is not a confortable book to read, and you will feel uneasy to the end, but he is a really good writer and after you leave the book you will think - and perhaps have a few nightmares. It is also a strong critical view of the problems involved in being a female Inspector in a macho culture and how to survive in it, or how not to survive and cease to try...
Loved the book. Husband loved the book. Both of us want to just punch a few of the characters in the book. Well written enough that it evoked some emotions. We read this for our book club and would recommend it.
I started out really enjoying the book - it was interesting to hear all the different tones as everyone involved with the case gives their testimony. But I think the author got a little lost and strayed from the main plot - and then ended it a little abruptly.