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Review The Killing Doll

The Killing Doll

In a shabby London suburb sixteen year old Pup Yearman dabbles in magic But for Pup's older sister Dolly the magic is than dabbling Deformed. About 150 pages in I thought Where in the hell is this going About 34 of the way through things started to coalesce By the time I was done I was just bored I realize that all around me people are living tiny dull sometimes repulsive lives but I don t understand Ms Rendell s decision to populate this book with some of the most unpleasant people I ve ever met in the pages of a book Peter Pup and Doreen Dolly live with their parents in what was their grandparents home a large but poorly maintained house in London At the outset Pup is 15 and Dolly is around 20 still living at home and due to the benighted attitudes of her parents condemned never to marry or hold a job outside the home because of her disfigurement which as far as I could discern is simply a large facial birthmark Dolly believes that anyone who sees her is disgusted by this mark and she is correct in some instances and mostly stays indoors having virtually no real human contact other than her family and a few neighbors She and her mother Edith earn some income as seamstresses making clothing and doing alterations in their home and after view spoilerEdith s death early in the book hide spoiler

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By a facial birthmark Dolly desperately wants to be cured and her obsession with Pup's magic sends her on a dangerous downward spiral into. Whatever you dodon t read this book There isn t one character that is likable The story such as it is moves at a snail s pace The ending was predictable The writing is stuffyprissy It was obvious that the storyteller thought that the ending was shocking and powerfulbut it was just predictable and flat Heed my warningdon t read this book

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Confusion madness and possibly murder And meanwhile in a sualid boardinghouse not far away a young Irishman sharpens a set of butcher knives. I have one word for why I loved this book so much Diarmit Okay so he was a whack job extraordinare and a killer but hey it s fiction so I had no ualms whatsoever in laughing at the man who remains the funniest antagonist I have ever read The main characters were interesting as well but I always looked forward to returning to Diarmit and his red Conal s clothes versus the other Diarmit s clothes debacle You ll just have to read it to find out what I mean and if you have a sense of humor you will laugh at Diarmit too


10 thoughts on “The Killing Doll

  1. says:

    Interesting to find so much dislike for this novel here and for the very reasons so many Ruth Rendell fans LOVE her books I first read it in the late 1980s during my early days as a Rendell reader and have returned to it several times my current 'read' is probably the fourth time around Along with THE BRIDESMAID and MAKE DEATH LOVE ME I find it to be one of her strongest and most compelling novels of psycholo

  2. says:

    About 150 pages in I thought Where in the hell is this going? About 34 of the way through things started to coalesce By the time I was done I w

  3. says:

    710I kill therefore I amThis is one of thos

  4. says:

    Only the second Ruth Rendell I have read and it was compelling In fact I was reminded of early Ian McKewan Really insightful writing about a

  5. says:

    A chronology of the development of psychosis in two London outcasts whose destinies intermingle without them ever meeting A

  6. says:

    Whatever you dodon't read this book There isn't one character that is likable The story such as it is moves at a snail's pace The ending was predictable The writing is stuffyprissy It was obvious that the storyteller thought that the ending was shocking and powerfulbut it was just predictable and flat Heed my warningdon't read this book

  7. says:

    She was left alone for the rest of her lifeview spoilerwhich isn't long hide spoiler

  8. says:

    I probably liked this book than I should have just because it was an adult book after reading so many teen books The writing is just so different when an author actually tries Anyway there didn't seem to be much of a plot and I didn't care one bit about the characters but I still wanted to see what would happen since the characters were so bizarre Maybe I'll try some of her other books since she was uite famous in her time Perhaps this boo

  9. says:

    I have one word for why I loved this book so much Diarmit Okay so he was a whack job extraordinare and a killer but hey it's fiction so I had no ualms whatsoever in laughing at the man who remains the funniest antagonist I have ever read The m

  10. says:

    Spooky story Was it really a pact with the devil or something else entirely? Freaky good mystery that sticks with you after reading it

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