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Somebodys Husband, Somebodys Son It Seemed The Case Of The Notorious Yorkshire Ripper Was Finally Closed When Peter Sutcliffe Was Sentenced To Life Imprisonment In 1981 But In The Early 1980s Gordon Burn Spent Three Years Living In Sutcliffe S Home Town Of Bingley, Researching His Life A Modern Classic, Somebody S Husband, Somebody S Son Offers One Of The Most Penetrating And Provocative Insights Into The Mind Of A Murderer Ever Written A Book Which Will, With Some Justice, Be Compared To In Cold Blood And The Executioner S Song It S As If Thomas Hardy Were Also Present At The Writing Of This Account Of The Yorkshire Ripper Norman Mailer

10 thoughts on “Somebodys Husband, Somebodys Son

  1. says:

    Despite being something of a true crime aficionado, until now I ve restricted most of my reading to crimes committed far from my shores for some reason, while the crimes of our transatlantic cousins are never not disturbing, reading about British killers makes it all a bitreal and grim for me However, having had my interest piqued by a number of true crime podcasts, I decided it was high time I looked at those closer to home and so chose to start with Somebody s Husband, Somebody s Son Despite being something of a true crime aficionado, until now I ve restricted most of my reading to crimes committed far from my shores for some reason, while the crimes of our transatlantic cousins are never not disturbing, reading about British killers makes it all a bitreal and grim for me However, having had my interest piqued by a number of true crime podcasts, I decided it was high time I looked at those closer to home and so chose to start with Somebody s Husband, Somebody s Son an excellent book that looks at the life and crimes of Peter Sutcliffe, AKA The Yorkshire Ripper.Having achieved notoriety in the UK for his brutal slayings of women predominantly prostitutes, although that distinction mattered less to him...

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    This must be one of the most fascinating and unsettling books I have read Rather than a true crime book, this is a biography of Peter Sutcliffe, looking at his family, childhood and youth, through his adulthood, crimes and imprisonment The book in no way dehumanizes Sutcliffe s victims, but what it does do is show us the bizarre way that the Yorkshire Ripper was both a savage killer and the man who visited elderly relatives at Christmas a man who helped his father and brother rearrange furn This must be one of the most fascinating and unsettling books I have read Rather than a true crime book, this is a biography of Peter Sutcliffe, looking at his family, childhood and youth, through his adulthood, crimes and imprisonment The book in no way dehumanizes Sutcliffe s victims, but what it does do is show us the bizarre way that the Yorkshire Ripper was both a savage killer and the man who visited elderly relatives at Christmas a man who helped his father and brother rearrange furniture and then drove straight to the location where he had hidden a body who had both a human and an utterly demonic side.In hindsight, it is easy to spot bizarre and worrying signs in Peter Sutcliffe s early years, but mainly he seemed to be a fairly average person He did not ...

  3. says:

    This kind of book isn t to everyone s liking But if you are interested in the psychology of or rather the clues allowing you to guess at the psychology of serial killers psychopaths etc., then this one is for you I find this area fascinating anyway, but Gordon Burn is a very intelligent, sophisticated and careful wri...

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    I found this book engrossing The author gives you a solid feel for the place he wrote about and the era This book focuses upon who Sutcliffe was, where he lived, what his family and upbringing were like, his social life etc It gives an account of his life between the murders The murders themselves and the trial are touched upon, but it...

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    As much a book about a community at a specific period of time as about the Yorkshire Ripper One of the few books to give voice to real people and their opinions are laid out in amazing detail I would think...

  6. says:

    Strange writing style but no getting away from the horror of this maniacs behaviour

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    I literally could not put this book down Although written at a time close to the events, Gordon Burn offers a unique and insightful perspective beyond the lurid sensationalism almost all writing about this case descended to.The amount of time he spent with the family of Peter Sutcliffe clearly shows through and, whilst neither he nor we can properly gauge and dissect Sutcliffe, he certainly presents arounded portrait that the standard bogeyman trope thrown out by lazy journalists and auth I literally could not put this book down Although written at a time close to the events, Gordon Burn offers a unique and insightful perspective beyond the lurid sensationalism almost all writing about this case descended to.The amount of time he spent with the family of Peter Sutcliffe clearly shows through and, whilst neither he nor we can properly gauge and dissect Sutcliffe, he certainly presents arounded portrait that the standard bogeyman trope thrown out by lazy journalists and authors.I suppose, on some level, we do not want to understand t...

  8. says:

    Having read a few of this authors other books I read this having little knowledge of the case other than it being seemly ever present on the news as I grew up This book presents the facts of the case in a non sensationalist manner but doesn t shy away from the horrific deeds of Sutcliffe and shows how he was eventually brought to justice However it is ...

  9. says:

    The best book on Sutcliffe in my opinion, and I have read a lot As a child growing up in Yorkshire I became fascinated by this horrific story This is the only one that delves in to his childhood in such detail Very well written and a must read for fans of true crime.

  10. says:

    This book was extremely well written and informative and without bias either for or against Peter Sutcliffe.We learn about his childhood, his previous jobs, his deep love for his mother and the women in his family, his love for Sonia and also how dominant and condescending she was towards him and how she was mentally ill with a real dislike for children despite being a teacher , his love for children and how considerate he would be towards his neighbours but you also learn about his This book was extremely well written and informative and without bias either for or against Peter Sutcliffe.We learn about his childhood, his previous jobs, his deep love for his mother and the women in his ...

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