Book Reviews of The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room
The Cutting Room
Author: Louise Welsh
ISBN-13: 9781841954745
ISBN-10: 1841954748
Publication Date: 11/25/2003
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Canongate Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Dark and gritty mystery. I've recently read both this and Welsh's book The Bullet Trick and found both to be gripping thrillers that I had to race through. They're very similar to each other though - if you're only going to read one, I would recommend The Cutting Room. Neither book is for the squeamish.
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Helpful Score: 2
I found this one to be rather fascinating with its gritty look at the underside of Glasgow's vice and corruption. The story is narrated by a gay appraiser, Rilke, for an auction house who finds some shocking photographs of an apparent female "snuff" victim in the property of a deceased owner of a large estate. Rilke is haunted by the photos and sets off to try to determine if they are real. Along the way, he encounters some unsavory facts about the former owner of the estate along with some other unsavory characters. The book includes some rather detailed descriptions of gay sex and the dark aspects of sex trafficking. Overall, I would give this a mild recommendation for delving into some unusual territory and some interesting subject matter including some aspects of the auctioneering trade.
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Although the book was not quite what I expected, it was still interesting. The secret the main character feels the need to recover and how he goes about doing so is quite a journey.
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Good story but lots of scottish words I didn't understand
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I really liked this. I read it back to back with Welsh's Bullet Trick. Both were gritty mysteries centered around Glasgow - if I could only recommend one, it would be Cutting Room. It was more unexpected.
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Rather disturbing book but worth a read.
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it was good book