Murder By Suicide

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
A rare visitor to a hospice near Rome draws out macabre reminiscences from inmate Franco Tira, whose life changed when the day-to-day business of disposing of dissidents got personal. A gripping, illusion-free look at people we license to kill. More
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Words: 3,150
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301935871
About Bryan Murphy

Bryan Murphy is a man of Kent, though he comes from a long line of Irish peasants. He has worked as a fruit-picker, kitchen hand, road-sweeper, bar-tender, wages clerk, teacher of English as a foreign language, translator and copy-editor. He recently retired from a job within the United Nations system, and now concentrates on his own words, as a writer and an actor. He divides his time among England, Italy, the wider world and cyberspace.

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Review by: uaem on July 17, 2013 :
The author gives us an insight into what can happen when states assume they have the power of life or death over their citizens - and other people's. We know that hit squads can act with impunity in places like Iran, Italy and Greece, but something so awful couldn't really happen in England. Could it? The anti-hero, Franco Tira, is a laconic, sardonic old bastard. I hope he will survive long enough in that hospice to tell us more of his nasty but fascinating misadventures.
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Review by: Brian Blose on Feb. 07, 2013 :
Murder By Suicide is a first person narrative told as if you are hearing only one side of a conversation with an elderly man. The style is a bit unusual, but it works well enough.

The author does a good job setting the tone and making the narrator seem real, but I feel it could have used a bit more excitement. It definitely came across as more literary and less genre (assuming literary = heavy on psychology and genre = heavy on plot).

It was a nice quick read and the author knows how to write.
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