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  1. says:

    Just look at this cover It has a pretty girl and a butterfly I wonder what this book might be about?As it turns out it’s about drugs sex viole

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    This story is gritty painfully realistic sad uncompromising and hard hittingIt is the story of Kerrie Ann Hill a young girl forced to survive in a world dominated by drugs from the day she was bornIt is set on a housing estate in Nottingham England She lives with her mother and brother to start with and she tells her tale

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    Wow Addictive intended reading This is a gripping story about addiction to drugs live as an addict and a dealer And about escape Impressive

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    This is the most outstanding boo

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    I won't rate this book as I wrote it myself so might be a little bit biased However since you are allowed to review your own book on Goodreads I thought I'd say a few words I started this book in the middle of my MA studies at Nottingham Trent

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    This stunning darkly disturbing novel gripped me from the opening page with its strong voice and its fully realised world I was changed by reading it I can't stop thinking about it and if this is not the mark of a great book I don't know what is

  7. says:

    Absolutely brilliant bleak as hell but worth it At last an English female writer with a real edge

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    40I liked thi

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    Once you've read far enough into this book not to notice that it's written Irish like you won't be able to put it down In

  10. says:

    A wonderful read that sits in both the tradition of Welsh and Kelman yet anticipates such fictions as Rowling's 2012 novel The Casual

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The Killing Jar

O care for her little brother Clever brave and frighteningly independent Kerrie Ann has an unbreakable will to survive She befriends her eccentric elderly neighbor who teaches her about butterflies the and life outside of her tough neighborhood But even as Kerrie Ann dreams o. This stunning darkly disturbing novel gripped me from the opening page with its strong voice and its fully realised world I was changed by reading it I can t stop thinking about it and if this is not the mark of a great book I don t know what is

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F a better life she becomes further entangled in the cycles of violence and drugs that rule the estate Brilliant brutal and tender The Killing Jar introduces a brave new voice in fiction Nicola Monaghan's devastating prose tells an unforgettable story of violence love and hop. 40I liked this book at lot It was hard hitting disturbing in a horrible society but had uplifting tones to itKerri Anne is a girl who grows up in a drug fueled society where drugs affected every facet of her life from the earliest age Drugs rape violence and murder are the norm Kerrie Anne is abused by the environment and also inflicts abuse on others Aspects of her though have merit and we see the good emerge from the evilInitially I struggled reading this book because of the collouial language For example the word owt had a different meaning depending on the context Mid way through the book however I realised that the language made me slow down and in slowing I understood the environment better It also intensified the feeling that this society was so alien to our everyday environmentIt would be easy to dispel the plot because it is so sordid that it should be ignored but we know that societies like this actually exist Persisting with it enables the reader to get a view of the life drug addicts lead and the feeling that good can emerge from itI felt that drug Ecstasy was portrayed as a less evil drug than others to the point of being OK Eventually though all drugs were presented as being destructiveIt s not an easy read in style or subject but is well worth the effortMy rating criteria is50 Amazing45 I loved it40 I liked it a lot35 I Liked it30 It was OK25 Just20 I wouldn t bother15 I didn t like it much10 I disliked it


In her stunning debut Nicola Monaghan lays bare the gritty underbelly of life in Nottingham England Very early on Kerrie Ann begins to dream of the world beyond the rough council estate where she lives Her father is nowhere to be found her mother is a junkie and she is left t. Just look at this cover It has a pretty girl and a butterfly I wonder what this book might be aboutAs it turns out it s about drugs sex violence murders abortions prostitution and suicides Aw that s cute The only thing missing are poniesThis is how the narrator describes the birth of her little brother I shrugged Mam d always slept a lot and I d never thought much of it I looked at the baby his mouth open and tongue wriggling as he screamed I noticed he used his whole body to cry with Looking back now I wonder why the nurses didn t give him a bit of methadone or summat to help him out but they let him go cold turkey instead What a way to come into the world Never stood a chance our Jon So Vintage Books dot Co dot Uk I actually love ya but this cover is a serious case of false advertising I know there is this rule in publishing that anything written by a woman needs a cute cover otherwise other women would panic and wouldn t buy it and I know that there technically was a butterfly in the book but for God s sake Alex Wheatle s books get way better covers and his stuff is not half as grim as The Killing Jar Yeah it s called the KILLING JAR The butterflies on the cover should be DEADOk rant over This book was actually uite awesomeIt should be a recommended read for all judgemental people Tory MPs Mitt Romney and everybody else who feels just a little too smug about themselvesKerry Ann the narrator is smart funny sarcastic angry soft hard sometimes out of control just as you have to be to survive on an estate and come out on the right side against all oddsNicola Monaghan creates a voice that s psychologically deep with prose that s beautiful without compromising the authenticity of the character and which tells a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat By the time Kerry Ann is fourteen she has already been through things someone her age shouldn t even watch on tv And there s to come Don t get it twisted though the book isn t just some poverty porn style piling up of gruesome events to get you teary eyed Far from it It does make you emotional of course but importantly it makes you understand Ten points for social determinismThe downside of reading The Killing Jar is that you might want to try ecstasy and start writing could of and should of Still I d say read it even you don t normally go for things with pretty girls and butterflies on the coverHere I have a perfect video for this book

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • The Killing Jar
  • Nicola Monaghan
  • English
  • 03 May 2019
  • 9780743299688

About the Author: Nicola Monaghan

Nicola Monaghan won a Betty Trask Award the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the Waverton Good Read for her first novel The Killing Jar Her latest book is The Troll The Boy with the Sliver of Ice in his Heart and is the first in a trilogy She also wrote The Night Lingers and other stories Starfishing and The Okinawa Dragon and has been published widely in newspapers magazines and an