Crime (2020)

Crime Irvine Welsh Crime Welsh s sizzling new novel Crime is a thrilling journey into the bright glamour of the Sunshine State and a seething underworld of utter darkness Now bereft of both youth and ambition Detective Ins
  • Title: Crime
  • Author: Irvine Welsh
  • ISBN: 9780224080538
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
Crime Irvine Welsh Welsh s sizzling new novel, Crime, is a thrilling journey into the bright glamour of the Sunshine State and a seething underworld of utter darkness.Now bereft of both youth and ambition, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox is recovering from a mental breakdown induced by occupational stress and cocaine abuse, and a particularly horrifying child sex murder case back in EdinburghWelsh s sizzling new novel, Crime, is a thrilling journey into the bright glamour of the Sunshine State and a seething underworld of utter darkness.Now bereft of both youth and ambition, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox is recovering from a mental breakdown induced by occupational stress and cocaine abuse, and a particularly horrifying child sex murder case back in Edinburgh On vacation in Florida, his fianc e Trudi is only interested in planning their forthcoming wedding, and a bitter argument sees a deranged Lennox cast adrift in strip mall Florida In a seedy bar, Lennox meets two women, ending up at their apartment for a coke binge, which is interrupted by two menacing strangers After the ensuing brawl, Lennox finds himself alone with Tianna, the terrified ten year old daughter of one of the women, and a sheet of instructions that make him responsible for her immediate safety.Lennox takes the girl to an exclusive marina on the Gulf coast, and quickly suspects that he has stumbled into a hornet s nest a gang or organized paedophiles, every bit as threatening as the monster that haunted him back in Edinburgh His priority is to protect the abused girl, but can the edgy Lennox trust his own instincts And can he negotiate her inappropriate sexuality as well as his own mental fragility In Crime, Welsh has written a shocking and gripping story about the corruption and abuse of the human soul and the possibilities of redemption.
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  1. João Carlos

    Mark Todd The New York Times A narrativa de Crime come a num voo para Miami com o detective escoc s Ray Lennox a viajar com a sua namorada Trudi, em busca de uma f rias retemperadoras na Fl rida e a planear a festa do seu casamento Ray Lennox um detective em fuga para tentar recuperar de um colapso mental induzido pelo stress, pelo consumo de coca na e pelo abuso do lcool, fomentado por um caso de assassinato de crian as em Edimburgo.Mas o sofrimento de Ray ampliado pela luminosidade e pelo calo [...]

  2. Stephan van der Linde

    Ray Lennox, a character in one of my favourite novels Filth is starring in Crime Lennox is a cop, and is heading off to Miami to prepare his wedding.Tired with his nagging too posh girl, cold turkey from the booze, Ray is already bored in the plane Ray on antidepressiva, is soon starting to arguing with his to be wife He visits a friend to get some distraction This friend asks him to visit a friend of his But here starts the trouble That friend is an addict prostitue with a 10 year old daughter, [...]

  3. Jaslo

    What a disappointment.Seriously, I am upset.It s not just the American settingd the cynical, cruel, unfriendly gaze on American culture which I could understand It s a claustrophobia in the story that makes me itch to escape and throw away the book I felt like the writer wasn t having fun and I certaintly wasn t I LOVE Irvine but this was not pleasant It felt systematic, unfeeling and WEIRD.His craft was in jumbles and tumbles He switches point of view without cause confusing me He doesn t write [...]

  4. James Barker

    Clearly Crime was a bad choice as my first dip into Irvine Welsh s work Characters, plot, writing style all are poor And he really needs to stay away from similes His use of them was the crime that affected me the most.

  5. Prakriti

    I was going through a breakup which I had initiated when I picked this book up There was a lot of guilt inside me, a lot of anger at the girl, a continuous feeling of nausea, and an inability to understand why am I feeling like this.Welsh s protagonist, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox showcases this extreme claustrophobia in a crazed stream of consciousness narrative Sometimes like Marv from Sin City It does take some getting used to, but while I was reading it I savored it for well over a month [...]

  6. Ian Mapp

    Does Welsh ever disappoint I think the worst reviews I saw for him were for Filth which I loved and this is a follow on of sorts with Ray Lennox given a much bigger role in this, which is an attempt at genre fiction.The thing that stands this book above other UK crime novels and I include Rankin, Robinson, Harvey, James and Booth in this list is the excellent characterisation.Lennox is a man barely hanging it together Unlike other leading crime fighters the effects of dealing with a horrific cas [...]

  7. Logan

    I m fine with stories that hit just one note But I think those stories should probably not go on for too long And, for the first 125 or 150 pages or so of this 340 page book, I was engaged and involved However, it dragged and dragged and it really never became something it hadn t already been on page one I had kept reading, expecting there was going to be some kind of reveal twist as to why it kept going on in the same fashion that of disturbed cop disturbed by sex crimes against children become [...]

  8. David

    Irvine Welsh, known best for his druggy humour, scatological bent and the gruff pub vernacular of his characters, plays it amazingly straight and close to the vest here So close and earnest, in fact, that you can hardly believe you re reading Welsh Divested of his gnarled brogue and cleaving to genre boilerplate, however, Welsh can also be stultifyingly bland.Police officer Ray Lennox a character who makes an appearance in earlier novel Filth is on mental health leave in Miami with his fianc e, [...]

  9. Muthulakshmi

    I can t write an honest review for this book without mentioning that this is by far the most disturbing work of literature I ve ever read Seriously, I read Guts by Palahniuk and didn t give a fuck Lolita explores pedophilia through the eyes of a man impossibly in love with a young girl It talks volumes about love and how it can render you helpless to a point of self destruction But Crime is different Crime is the one part of human nature that we all refuse to talk about The part that is buried d [...]

  10. JK

    This Irvine Welsh novel is just as gritty and harrowing as the rest of them It s extremely dark, at times a lot darker than Welsh s other novels It s also very obviously well researched, tackling the difficult issue of child abuse.I feel like Welsh has attempted to break a few boundaries with Crime His novels are usually set in Scotland, particularly Edinburgh, but this time he takes us over to Miami, Florida, and unravels his story across the pond The characters are strikingly realistic, and We [...]

  11. Andy Mcgrath

    Fairly predictable plot but very well told Some good minor unexpected deviations in the plot and Welsh s style make it a worth while yarn.

  12. Fel P

    Para los modos habituales del autor sorprenden la sutileza e inteligencia con que se aproxima a la pedofilia y construye la trama del libro Muy recomendado.

  13. Dane Cobain

    Crime is another one of those not so rare Irvine Welsh books that s just an excellent read, despite his unorthodox approach to spelling, grammar and punctuation Welsh is never exactly easy to read, but I think that here, he s at his most lucid, and the story line is easy for anyone to follow Put simply, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox is on holiday in Florida, trying to take a rest and recouperation break from a child abuse case which threatened to derail his sanity Unfortunately, things are neve [...]

  14. Kaita

    Alright 2 5Apart from the odd okay quote, which are few and far between, this book really isn t that enjoyable And it s not because it s almost exclusively about pedophilia I ve realized something about Irvine Welsh He has two types of stories He has the believable ones that are firmly rooted in a realistic world with realistic reactions and consequences I love these stories of his Then he has a second type, which are similar to the other category, but are a little they swim in falsehood Blade A [...]

  15. Jim

    Truly dreadful If you re expecting the brilliance of Trainspotting, forget it It was like a really bad parody of Ian Rankin DI Ray Lennox from Edinburgh goes on holiday to Miami with his fiancee Trudi Lennox is emotionally shredded by his failure to save a young girl from a paedophile and, like most of Welsh s characters, Lennox is on the booze and drugs Lennox fights with Trudi, who is intent on marriage Eventually he gets involved with a young girl being menaced by paedophiles and has to nego [...]

  16. Bryan Wood

    This was the 2nd Irvine Welsh book that I had read which I thought was perfect being that it is the sudo sequel to Irvine Welsh s Filth I enjoyed this book but it wasn t what I was expecting After reading Filth, I expected Crime to be, well filthy This book was PG 13 compared to Filth, which was shocking and somewhat disappointing due to my high expectations But at the same time, I wasn t entirely sure how this book would compare to Filth Reading Filth, you found out Ray Lennox the main characte [...]

  17. Demetrelli

    So this was a change from the type of books I normally read and I can t say I regret it Initially I thought it d be the typical cop goes on holidays and stumbles onto horrible crime and I might say I was rather disappointed since the main character, Ray Lenox, seemed follow the tormented lonely cop stereotype As the story evolves though, it really delves into the deeper darker corners of the human adult and childrens alike psyche, showing you surprising and perhaps for some readers disturbing tr [...]

  18. Marcia Chocinsky

    Couldn t decide between a 3 and a 4 This book was excellently written with fully realized characters and settings no matter if they were the main characters or lesser ones, like Lennox s friend Les and his family I think I hesitate to give it a 4 because of the subject matter although that shouldn t count As Walsh did a great job of revealing the details of the crime as well as the main character s childhood experiences which motivate him now Layer after layer is peeled back like an onion On sec [...]

  19. Eddie Nimmo

    I ve only given this 3 stars, which is a shame because I usually love Irvine Welsh s books I had high hopes for the main protagonist having found him a cool and interesting character sort of on the fringes in the last book Filth I also really enjoy the American crossover thing Welsh has done in his other books But perhaps dealing with such a serious subject something was lost in the books execution Still felt like a Welsh book so well worth a read.

  20. Paul

    I just could not get into this book It started off with all of the standards of an Irvine Welsh book, but it got, boring Not something I expected from the author The subject matter was also a little too disturbing Heald way through I just decided to skip through the rest of the book Definitely not one of his better books At least not for me.

  21. Deniz

    First novel by Welsh the author of Trainspotting and Acid House which were made into movies set in the USA He groks people from the inside out and has an amazing ear for dialogue And unlike many of his other works, this one ends on a hopeful note.

  22. Karen

    Not sure if Welsh got less believable, or I got less credulous, or if it s just that I ve struggled to even care about any of Welsh s characters since the Trainspotting crew Whatever it is, this was a struggle to finish.

  23. Beatrijs

    It took me some time to be grabbed by this book, it wasn t as funny as Filth was and I couldn t help comparing the two Yet, after a while it became exciting and I really wanted to know who was who and what was going on As a result I couldn t put it down any.

  24. John Sikes

    Really, really good book I ve been a fan of Irvine Welsh for a while This one is a deep, dark, story like the rest but it is easy to follow and stay engaged with.

  25. Dave Breakenride

    Gripping, haunting, and sometimes hard to read, this is a well paced thriller from a writer not known for the genre.

  26. Tom Kenis

    Ripped right through it Perhaps a tad less innovative than Filth, say, but solid and well researched.

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