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Slaughterhouse Prayer by John King

Slaughterhouse Prayer

John King

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Imprint: London Books
Publisher: London Books
Publication date: 8 Nov 2018
ISBN: 9780995721722
3 stars out of 5
16 Jan 2019

"he should be applauded for his tenacity"

...a curious work... King is readable and his reflections on the differences between urban and rural attitudes seen in Tanner’s forays into the countryside provide the book’s strongest points, and remind us that England is still essentially two quite different countries... A better editor might have streamlined this uneasy mixture of narrative, diatribe ... into a more persuasive and nuanced study of the unsustainability of mankind’s appetites... This shouldn’t necessarily diminish King’s reputation; other readers will find a persuasive argument here, and as a working-class writer fighting to be heard in a business that remains resolutely middle class, he should be applauded for his tenacity.