Dead Man Upright

Dead Man Upright

Derek Raymond / Sep 21, 2019

Dead Man Upright Never before available in the U S the final episode in the Factory Series is another unrelenting investigation with the nameless detective into the black soul of Thatcher s England The fifth and final

  • Title: Dead Man Upright
  • Author: Derek Raymond
  • ISBN: 9781612190624
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • Never before available in the U.S the final episode in the Factory Series is another unrelenting investigation with the nameless detective into the black soul of Thatcher s England.The fifth and final book in the author s acclaimed Factory Series was published just after Derek Raymond s death, and so didn t get the kind of adulatory attention the previous four titles inNever before available in the U.S the final episode in the Factory Series is another unrelenting investigation with the nameless detective into the black soul of Thatcher s England.The fifth and final book in the author s acclaimed Factory Series was published just after Derek Raymond s death, and so didn t get the kind of adulatory attention the previous four titles in the series got The book has been unavailable for so long that many of Derek Raymond s rabid fans aren t even aware there is a fifth book.But Dead Man Upright may be the most psychologically probing book in the series Unlike the others, it s not so much an investigation into the identity of a killer, but a chase to catch him before he kills again Meanwhile, the series hero the nameless Sargent from the Unexplained Deaths department is facing obstacles in the department, due to severe budget cutbacks, than he s ever faced before.However, this time, the Sargent knows the identity of the next victim of the serial killer in question But even the Sargent s brutally blunt way of speaking can t convince the besotted victim, and he s got to convince a colleague to go against orders and join him in the attempt to catch the killer before it s too late.

    Dead Man Upright Factory by Derek Raymond I read this, the final Factory novel, in a single day, straight after the first in the series, and the differences are stark Whereas most of this series is characterised by short, punchy scenes, Dead Man Upright waffles for the first half. Dead Man Upright Factory Jan , Dead Man Upright is the last of Derek Raymond s Factory series, and unfortunately it is the worst in the series The story centers around a suspected serial killer and the effort to catch him Unfortunately the plot and overall narrative is much less original compared to the other books in the Factory series, almost to the point of being Dead Man Upright Factory Book Kindle edition by Jan , Dead Man Upright Factory Book Kindle edition by Derek Raymond Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Dead Man Upright Factory Book . Dead Man Upright Melville House Books Apr , But Dead Man Upright may be the most psychologically probing book in the series Unlike the others, it s not so much an investigation into the identity Dead Man Upright by Derek Raymond About Dead Man Upright Never before available in the U.S the final episode in the Factory Series is another unrelenting investigation with the nameless detective into the black soul of Thatcher s England. Dead Man Upright Walmart DEAD MAN UPRIGHT continues the unnamed sergeant s quest to solve murders so forgotten victims can have their rest, and in doing so, to prevent future murders through understanding the mind that can commit them But, just as the author was devastated by Suarez, which shows in the plotting and hard to believe clues, the sergeant seems to have

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      • Derek Raymond

        Aka Robin Cook.Pen name for Robert William Arthur Cook Born into privilege, Raymond attended Eton before completing his National Service Raymond moved to France in the 50 s before eventually returning to London in the 60 s His first book, Crust on its Uppers, released in 1962 under his real name, was well received but brought few sales Moving through Italy he abandoned writing before returning to London In 1984 he released the first of the Factory Series, He Died With His Eyes Open under the name Derek Raymond Following The Devil s Home On Leave and How The Dead Live he released his major work I Was Dora Suarez in 1990 His memoirs were released as The Hidden Files.


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    1. The five books in Derek Raymond's Factory series are1. He Died With His Eyes Open (1984)2. The Devil's Home on Leave (1985)3. How the Dead Live (1986)4. I Was Dora Suarez (1990)5. Dead Man Upright (1993)The Factory novels, nominal police procedurals are narrated by an unnamed protagonist, a Detective Sergeant (DS) at London's Metropolitan Police Department of Unexplained Deaths, also known as A14. A14 handles the lowlife murders, and which are in stark contrast to the headline-grabbing homicides [...]


    2. My Review Will Follow Shortly.Here Tis:ReviewThe Killer:“Yes, now I’ve got the power, each truth is a portion of flesh to be enjoyed; each rule is a bone to be broken. Gnawed. I’m like a starving man. But you mustn’t cough over what you enjoy. You mustn’t choke on it.” The Doctor: “It’s hunger”The Killer: “It’s the hunger to be.”The Doctor: “Food.”The Killer: What’s the matter with you? I don’t feed any the less heartily because I talk to my food while I eat it. T [...]


    3. this is last and possibly best of raymond's 'unexplained deaths' novels, in which it is not the crimes, not the detection, not even the fear of what is coming- it is the long, post-arrest, police/psychologist exploration of the perpetrator, which allows the reader full horror of a psychopath's mind and acts, in hope that by understanding we might catch serial killers early


    4. Dalla serie: "Vedere il male dal punto di vista del male." Raymond lo fa, alla grande."La mia esperienza delle donne, della bellezza, è troppo intensa per essere fatta direttamente: devo dissezionare e assorbire. Per fare quello che devo, la bellezza deve essere inerte."Una zingara, dopo aver dato un'occhiata alla mano di Ronald, la mollò subito dicendo: - Tu hai qualcosa di storto.Basta il sospetto nei confronti di un vicino un po' strano, un via vai di donne che man mano scompaiono, un elenc [...]


    5. five twenty-two ay em, christmas morning, the 25th of december 2017, finished, good read, i liked it, three stars, kindle, library loaner and the first from raymond for me. an interesting readlooks at a serial killer, some p.o.v. through the killer's eyesme through the eyes of detectives active and inactiven't know if there is anything new here, any insights or notn't say that the story goes beyond that tread by dostoyevskyyond the psychological implications of his crime and punishment.ough i'd [...]


    6. Recensione: chelibroleggere/2Un modo diverso e inusuale di scrivere thriller, un killer che istruisce i poliziottisulle compulsioni che lo animano e lo spingono a commettere atti terribili.Tutto questo contribuisce a rendere questo libro un agglomerato di pagine intriganti, tetre ed elettrizzanti.Una lettura breve ma coinvolgente, un thriller, un noir, un testo che va oltre la semplice caccia al cattivo.


    7. In sottofondo avevano messo una canzone, Just like a butterfly does, che mi ricordava tempi migliori.Non ci sono stati lavori minori di Derek Raymond, né sono esistiti autori noir europei in grado si scandagliare come lui il lato oscuro della psiche umana. “Il museo dell’inferno”, quinto romanzo della serie Factory (che nel gergo popolare londinese definisce la polizia, mentre qui si riferisce al distretto di Poland Street, dove opera la sezione Delitti Irrisolti) targata Derek Raymond, [...]


    8. This was a quick read. Not quite as world weary as the others in the series, it goes into the emerging technique of psychological profiling of serial killers that was introduced in the late 80s/early 90s. The killer is caught about 3/4s of the way through, and the rest of the book centres on the interviews conducted by the police psychiatrist. You get the impression that the unnamed detective sergeant is on the verge of calming the rage that has driven him through the other cases, now that he ha [...]


    9. Didn't realize that this was the fifth and last book of The Factory series. It is a grim, gruesome book but so hard to put down. I'll be circling back to the first four books for more of the same.


    10. The unnamed Detective Sergeant discovers what turns out to be one of the most deadly serial killers in British history. His immediate task is to prevent an impending death and bring in the killer. The book moves along until the last third where Raymond attempts to analyze this serial killer to understand all serial killers. It is rambling, incoherent and, well, crazy but fails to grip the reader. Still Raymond manages in a short final chapter to end the book and the Factory series with a gut twi [...]


    11. The psychology gets a little overwhelming in the last quarter, but the narrator's attitude and activity still carry the story well. Too much villain, overall.


    12. I read this, the final Factory novel, in a single day, straight after the first in the series, and the differences are stark. Whereas most of this series is characterised by short, punchy scenes, Dead Man Upright waffles for the first half. True, things do get going somewhat in the second half, especially in the lead-up to the murderer's capture, but then things fall completely apart toward the end. Completed shortly before the author's death and perhaps never revised very much at all, Dead Man [...]


    13. This, the fifth and last of Derek Raymond’s Factory Series, has been long unavailable in the US. It is a cleverly plotted procedural that finds police - almost by accident - uncovering a very methodical and very long practicing serial killer. Along with the killer is discovered the identity of his intended next victim, a person the police desperately want to protect. As might be expected, this book is exceedingly bleak and brutal, with some passages being especially hard to take. Interestingly [...]


    14. forse aver letto "il mio nome era dora suarez" poco tempo fa lascia su questo libro un'ombra troppo pesante: difficile che questo romanzo possa raggiungere quel vertice, e nonostante questo l'ho divorato sperando di ritrovarci le stesse atmosfere e la stessa potenza. ovviamente non le ho trovate, ma il romanzo resta comunque valido, degno di esser letto se si è fan di raymond; però va anche detto che la lunga confessione del serial killer è sfiancante, che forse si sarebbe dovuta fermare con [...]


    15. This, the 5th book (of 5) in Derek Raymond’s “Factory Series,” is its anticlimax. Gone is any connection between the victim and the nameless Detective Sergeant (which characterized the other books) and much of any attempt at plot—the case just falls into his hands. The last quarter of the book is essentially the murderer’s monologue, which is a boring ego. That’s what Raymond teaches: Murder is boring. Psychosis is boring. Evil is boring.Looking back over the whole series, it’s a d [...]


    16. Started with a bang. The first 130 pages or so were really well written, well plotted, etc. Then, Raymond seemed to forget what a noir is supposed to be. He even has the murderer say at one point that it's useless to try to understand the mind of a killer, but then proceeds to spend 50+ pages doing just that, and not in an interesting way. I had heard so much about the Factory Series, made the mistake of picking up the last first. I'll probably try He Died With His Eyes Open, but if it doesn't w [...]


    17. I usually love the way Raymond delves into the personality of his killers and his victims, but having the last 30% of the book dedicated to the killer talking about why he kills and a psychiatrist trying to make sense of it was overdoing it. Like, really really overdoing it.Bit of a weak ending for the series. Maybe if the book had ended 60 pages before.


    18. Having read all five of Raymond's "nameless detective" books, I found this to be the weakest entry. The book starts off strong enough, but really should have ended far earlier than it did. The final section, dealing with the antagonist's mental state, isn't nearly as interesting and was difficult to slog through.


    19. The final book in the 'Factory' series. The first 2/3rds of the book were good, almost along the lines of 'Rear Window', but then it just stepped off a cliff with the author producing a treatise on the supposed mind and mentality of a serial killer. A rather unsatisfying end to the series.



    20. Pretty good very dark crime novel. Sort of a detective trying to catch Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho. Not as graphic as that book, but very similar vein.


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