George V. Reilly

Review: Rilke on Black

Rilke on Black
Title: Rilke on Black
Author: Ken Bruen
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Five Star
Copyright: 1996
Pages: 160
Keywords: crime, fiction
Reading period: 26-28 December, 2006

Three very screwed-up Londoners kidnap a Rilke-spouting busi­ness­man and hold him for hostage. There’s a horrified fas­ci­na­tion as it inevitably goes pear shaped. Written in a spare, first-person style, it’s short, but certainly not sweet.

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