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Killing for Pleasure: The Definitive Story of the Snowtown Murders

by Debi Marshall

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Blimey. Everybody and their mothers are raped and sodomized in this book.

At first you read about so and so being raped as a little boy and you feel awful, but then this person's mum was alos raped and then we get to know the next person and he too was used by many pedophiles and or neigbourhood boys.

What the hell is going on in Australia. bahahahahahahaha

It becamse so depressing i had to pick something a little more cheerful to read.

Will go on and read this one too but the days are so dark here and depressing I need something that makes me laugh and O boy Marian Keyes is so good at it.[bc:The Woman Who Stole My Life|22009741|The Woman Who Stole My Life|Marian Keyes|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1415183189s/22009741.jpg|41322201]
  Marlene-NL | Mar 12, 2016 |
Quick comments, rather than a full review, but for those that aren't aware - this is a book about the notorious South Australian "Snowtown" killings. There's only ever been a couple of other books that have taken me longer to read - KILLING FOR PLEASURE has been picked up, read a bit and put down since 2006.

Not because of the writing, or the analysis or even the nature of the crimes - this book covers one of those completely inexplicable, sad, pointless, horrible crimes that really did happen - as unlikely as that could possibly be. It also attempts to look for some answers, albeit seemingly on the basis of the author's own research - there appears to be little by way of official explanations or consideration. Ultimately this was a very difficult book to read because this is real life and this is about the nature of a place and society that allowed twelve people (they know about) to disappear over seven years.
  austcrimefiction | Aug 16, 2010 |
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A disused bank vault holding eight dismembered bodies immersed in barrels of acid. Two bodies buried in a suburban backyard, a further two found in the bush. A tensely woven and microscopic examination of tawdry loves and tragic deaths.

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