Posted on Friday 8th August 2014
Longlisted for the Man Booker, Dr Richard House’s novel The Kills is launched in the United States of America.
The Kills has recently been discussed on a number of websites including Publishers Weekly (where it was book of the week), New York Magazine, LA Times, Time, New York Times , Vanity Fair, ibooks any many more.
Richard was also interviewed by the Chicargo Tribune
US praise for The Kills
“House’s thousand-plus-page novel is an intense, frustrating yet unforgettable tale…. He presents intriguing characters and enthralling scenarios, then leaves readers to make sense of it all. This huge undertaking is notable for its ambition, and it seduces with both its shortcomings and its accomplishments.”
“In this remarkable, epic literary venture, a novel in four parts that was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, House explores the collateral damage of our capitalist way of going to war…. Part Olen Steinhauer spy thriller and part Roberto Bolaño art novel, with a huge cast of characters, many Middle Eastern settings, and a puzzle of a time-shifting plot, The Kills is a work of intense artistic conviction and demands a serious commitment from its readers. They’ll be rewarded, even if the center of this dazzlingly large picture is elusive.”
—Keir Graff, Booklist
“Richard House’s ambitious espionage novel, inspired by Roberto Bolano's 2666 and Zola's Les Rougon-Macquart, is comprised of four tightly linked books…. It all adds up to an astonishing saga.”
—Jane Ciabattari, BBC.COM
“Richard House’s THE KILLS is criminally entertaining.”