I Ripper The electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time Jack the Ripper In the fall of Jack the

  • Title: I, Ripper
  • Author: Stephen Hunter
  • ISBN: 9781476764856
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time Jack the Ripper In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London s seamy Whitechapel District He did not just kill he ripped with a butcher s glee and then, after the particularly gruesomeThe electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time Jack the Ripper.In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London s seamy Whitechapel District He did not just kill he ripped with a butcher s glee and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the paradigm of the psychotic killer We remember him not only for his crimes, but because, despite one of the biggest dragnets in London history, he was never caught.I, Ripper is a vivid reimagining of Jack s personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman s blade, a cat and mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines.Dripping with intrigue, atmosphere, and diabolical twists, this is a magnificent psychological thriller from perennial New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter, who the San Francisco Examiner calls one of the best storytellers of his generation.

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    1. This one just wasn't for me. I thought it would be a bit different. Oh well, I'm glad there are those that enjoyed it. It's also graphic for those that like a bit of blood and guts

    2. These days since I've read so many books (five a week to be exact), it's not very often that a book really leaves an impression. I, Ripper is the first book to have really impressed me in some time. I won an ARC in a giveaway and I'm really glad I did, because this book was amazing! It wasn't exactly "scary" but it was eerie, enigmatic and gripping, written in a style that was easy to follow along with. It was definitely disturbing, but also intriguing at the same time; the author writes in vivi [...]

    3. "Look on me you fool. Know who I am. It is worth your life to enjoy the privilege of a meeting with Jack. I, Ripper, now take your meaningless life and go on and on and on. Jack is forever."Jeb, a newspaper reporter with the London Star, was always in the right place at the right time and broke the first ripper story. He was determined to find Jack and never gave up, never relented. The story is written nearly like a police procedural. Good book. 4 stars.

    4. If this book was ENTIRELY from Jack The Ripper I would give it a 4 star. unfortunately the whole thing was ruined by the constant interruptions of Jeb. Can we just cut him from the book entirely? Jeb's section are a 1.5 star to me. He was annoying, really full of hismelf and BEAT UP EVERYTHING HE SAID! Enough was enough. I got so bored by him and mad every time the chapter ended and I had to be bludgeoned by the over-telling of Jeb's point of view talking about himself more and more and very lit [...]

    5. So incredible. Better review to come later. Once you finish this one, you'll want to turn around and read it again immediately!

    6. Hooray! I won this in the giveaways. I can't wait to get it. Im really looking forward to this one. :) 2.5 stars really. I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed. I, Ripper was ok. It was quite dull in some parts and by the end I just didn't care. It wasn't a horrible book, it was just ok.

    7. I, Ripper by Stephen HunterIn I Ripper, Stephen Hunter allows the reader a visit to a location called Whitechapel located in London. Between August 31st and November 9th, 1888 is when a cloaked figure known to the world as "Jack the Ripper" surfaced. In his book, Hunter takes a fresh approach to historical fiction with two diary type of narratives. The first is Jeb, a newspaper reporter bent on not only announcing the butchers festival, but in addition solving the mystery. The second comes in th [...]

    8. Ugh. I just - I couldn't. This was interesting up until about halfway, and then the story lost its energy. The writing was far too elaborate, the chapters dragged out, and even though this book is basically a reimagination of the Jack the Ripper murders (which is right up my alley - no pun intended) the plot did little to engage me. *sigh* Onto the next one.

    9. I anxiously await every Stephen Hunter book, as he's the action writer I most want to grow up to be. I was no less excited when his latest title, "I, Ripper" came outuntil I realized it was about Jack the Ripper.Please. Can we all stop writing about this guy? I know I've had more than enough; I lump all Ripper books in the same pile as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, vampires, werewolves, and all other exhausted topics.Having said that, Hunter manages to make old material interesting, which is like [...]

    10. 10 Stars!!! I would highly recommend this to all Ripperologists.even amateur ones like me. Stephen Hunter has created a chilling masterwork of fiction, blended with painstakingly researched details of the Autumn of Terror. I have read every book dealing with Jack the Ripper that I could get my hands on and, consequently, know the names of his victims as well as the locations and manner of the killings. After reading this novel all of the trivia feels more real to met just names, dates, and place [...]

    11. I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter is not what I expected from this bestselling author of fast paced thrillers. I, Ripper drips red with history, fictional and factual characters thrust into the darkest and bloodiest time in the alleys of Whitechapel. This is perhaps, one of the most original and creative stories I have ever read in the lore of Jack The Ripper.It is 1888 and five prostitutes are murdered in the filthy dark corners of London's Whitechapel district. But this serial killer is not content [...]

    12. 5 stars all the wayFirst I have to say this book is not for the faint of heart , but if your into anything that deals with Jack the Ripper then these book is for you, Mr. Hunter has a way with this book that it takes you deep within the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time , Jake the Ripper. Yes its graphic and gruesome but it takes you to what it was like back in 1888 When Jack the Ripper played a diabolical game with the lives of the women who walked the streets , in this amazi [...]

    13. "I, Ripper" was recommended to me by one of my GoodReads friends, Hannah. Hannah has excellent taste.This is probably not a book I would have picked up if left to my own devices, but on her recommendation I got a copy from the library and I'm glad I did."I, Ripper" is told from both the point of view of Jack the Ripper from his personal diaries, and from the notes of a reported from the Star newspaper, Jeb, interspersed with letters written by one of the Whitechapel unfortunates.Even though ever [...]

    14. London 1888. A serial killer called Jack the Ripper is making his presence known in the Whitechapel area and everyone is on the hunt to find him.The story is told in three voices - 'The Diary' which is Jack's voice, 'Jeb"s Memoir' which is local newspaper reporter Jeb's voice and letters from Mairsian, a local 'Judy' to her mother.The character of Jeb finds himself in the position of not only reporter but investigator when he teams up with Professor Thomas Dare, a partnership Jeb likens to that [...]

    15. This prose is so beautiful when it comes to the way it was written, but the subject matter is making my stomach heave, so I will have to re-read this when I'm not sick. lol ETA: Review to come soon.This book is really gorey so if you have a weak stomach feel free to skip this one.I loved the writing though it did verge on purple prose a few times.I figured out who the ripper was 1/2 way through the book, but it didn't matter. It was still good.Very clever, full of action, and quite a few twists [...]

    16. I am so disappointed in this book, it isn't even funny. To call this book flat, doesn't go deep enough. The characters were not inviting/interesting (even with one being Jack the Ripper) and the setting was just bland. I had to force myself to get through it. The one thing that I am happy about is that I nearly purchased the book given the topic and book description that it would have been right up my alley. I decided to hold off and saw it in the library.

    17. This one seemed like a safe bet for a great read, as I love most of Hunter’s stuff and, like many others, find the Ripper case perennially fascinating. Unfortunately it ended up pretty underwhelming, for reasons I’m not exactly sure of. The book’s written well and I was definitely pleased with how Hunter managed to ditch his distinctive voice in favor of a 19th-century journalist’s. Victorian London is also given a vivid and thorough life and description, and it’s obvious Hunter did hi [...]

    18. 2.5/5Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewWhen I saw this book, I was immediately intrigued. Jack the Ripper is a subject that interests me and I was curious about this new story. I was also very surprised to see at the end of the novel, a bibliography showing where the author was able to find some of his ideas. I love the concept.We follow here two and even three characters exactly but eventually two alternately. Indeed, we can find some passages from the Jack’s diary, describing us his life [...]

    19. I, RIPPER was definitely “outside the box.” It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever read. I love the title and how “I, Ripper” is incorporated into the story. Stephen Hunter is a brilliant writer and I also love how he told this tale in late nineteenth century British English. The story is told from alternating viewpoints – a journal kept by Jack the Ripper and a memoir written by a newspaper writer who covered the crimes. The writer, Jeb, admits he is not very heroic, but assures read [...]

    20. This book was full of surprises. The story is told by 2 main narrators and one minor one--Jack the Ripper, a reporter named Jeb, and a young prostitute names Mairsian. The first two are in the form of journal entries, and the young girl's is in the form of letters, so all are first person narratives, which draw you into the story quickly. Well, I guessed early on who the prostitute was, but I got the other two wrong. I don't want to spoil the story for everyone, so I won't reveal who Jack the Ri [...]

    21. Very graphic book. Ill not say much on this book. If you want an intimate and birds eye view from Jack the Ripper's mind eye, then this is for you. It goes into great depth here and there with paragraph after gruesome paragraph of how it feels, what he is doing, what he is cutting and slicing next, I couldn't deal anymore. I love my horror, but this was over the top. It went on and on, I wanted to say, ok can we please hear about the streets of Victorian London, its people, what Jack does on his [...]

    22. I was lucky enough to win an advance copy of this book. What began as a "slasher" novel, for lack of a better word, turned out to be much moree plot grew increasingly complex at an exciting pace, the whole city of London abuzz with whodunnit had me guessing until the very end. I simply could not put the book down and finished it, cover-to-cover, in a single day. I am definitely putting Stephen Hunter's other novels on my list of to-reads.

    23. I just couldn't get into this book. The first 50 pages bored me to tears so I had to give up on it. the way it jumped around though 3 different perspectives didn't help much either.

    24. Jack the Ripper is a worldwide phenomenon, even one-hundred twenty-eight years later. The gruesome murders that he committed, the visceral portraits of scarlet and flesh that adorned walls and alleys, continue to fascinate and terrify here in the 21st century. The fact that he has never been caught just adds more glamour to his immortality. Stephen Hunter captures the grotesque actions of London’s most horrifying monster with amazing detail and a well-written, thought-provoking perspective in [...]

    25. ** I received this in a “First Reads” giveaway **JEBJeb is a young newspaperman working for the Star, an afternoon newspaper fighting for readers and their pennies among the more than fifty newspapers coming off the presses and then hawked by the newsboys of London in the late 1800’s. He starts his career as “the intermittent substitute music critic” but when Harry Dam, the night crimes reporter, is not available one night Jeb is sent to cover “a nice juicy murder” that has just t [...]

    26. There are a lot of books, both fiction and non-fiction, about Jack the Ripper. I have read many of them. “I, Ripper” by Stephen Hunter is possibly the best fictional look at Saucy Jack that I have ever read. The tale is creatively told through two diaries; the diary of “Jack” and the diary of a newspaper reporter who is thrust into writing about the murders. Besides the obvious cast of characters: Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Long Liz Stride, Katherine Eddowes, and of course poor Mary K [...]

    27. "In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper murdered five prostitutes in London's seamy Whitechapel District. He did not just kill-he desecrated with insane glee. Then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the archetype of the psychotic killer. We remember him not only for his crimes, but because, despite one of the biggest dragnets in London history, he was never caught.""I, Ripper is a vivid r [...]

    28. Beautiful writing on such a gory topic. It took me a while to read because I am not used to reading things so brutal, but I trudged through. I had challenged myself to read historical fiction (something I love, but forget is out there), and opted for Ripper instead of my usual Early American period (presidents - no wonder A loves reading about presidents). There were some moments at the end that brought me to places of familiarity - name drops and character descriptions. That was so nice right a [...]

    29. The concept of the book was very good. I also liked the two alternating narratives from the two main characters; the London Star reporter, Jeb and Jack the Ripper himself. Where it all goes wrong for me is an American author writing in the style of late Victorian London. For any film buffs, it's like Dick van Dyke's awful cockney accent in Mary Poppins or Ray Winstone's terrible American accent in The Departed. Being English, and having read many British authors of this period such as Conan Doyl [...]

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