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A Perfect Crime af A Yi
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A Perfect Crime (udgave 2015)

af A Yi (Forfatter), Anna Holmwood (Oversætter)

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On a normal day in provincial China, a bored high-school student goes about his regular business. But he's planning the brutal murder of his only friend, a talented violinist. He invites her round, strangles her, stuffs her body into a washing machine and flees town. On the run, he is initially anxious, but soon he alerts the police to his whereabouts, surrenders to undercover agents in a pool bar, and sabotages all efforts by China's judiciary system, a steady stream of psychologists and his family to overturn the death penalty, all without ever showing a shred of remorse. A Perfect Crimeis both a vision of China's heart of darkness - the despair that traps the rural poor and the incoherent rage lurking behind their phlegmatic front - and a technically brilliant excursion into the claustrophobic realm of classic horror and suspense. With exceptional tonal control, A Yi steadily reveals the psychological backstory that enables us to make sense of the story's dramatic violence and provides chillingly apt insights into the psychology behind a murder committed simply as an intellectual challenge to relieve the daily tedium of existence.… (mere)
Medlem:AmberKirbey
Titel:A Perfect Crime
Forfattere:A Yi (Forfatter)
Andre forfattere:Anna Holmwood (Oversætter)
Info:Oneworld Publications (2015), 208 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:****
Nøgleord:Ingen

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I think I went into this with really high expectations. It was fine. I didn’t love it, didn’t hate it, was curious to know how it ended, but it won’t stay with me. ( )
  kimmypingwing | Jul 7, 2020 |
The mystery in this modern Chinese morality tale is not ‘whodunit’. We share the killer’s perspective as he plans and enacts bloody murder and a subsequent escape. No mystery there. Instead, the mystery is ‘whydunit’. Why would a young man choose to obliterate a friendly classmate, effectively ending both their lives in violent cruelty?

This slim novel is far removed from a conventional crime-thriller. Instead it’s an examination of motive, an attempt to understand the incomprehensible collapse of morality in 21st century society.

So, no mystery – but plenty of plot as the youthful killer goes on the run. We share his encounters with the sordid side of small town citizens. His essentially empty internal existence is echoed in the everyday examples of corruption and callousness which he encounters at each turn. Can the system bring him to justice? Who will be held responsible for his crimes? Indeed, who is responsible for his crimes?

It’s deeply unsettling stuff which challenges the standard conventions of the crime genre. You can read ‘A Perfect Crime’ simply at its superficial level, but there’s much more going on in its murky depths. What initially appears to be a psychological investigation into a single sociopath has far broader relevance to China's recent political, societal, familial and economic upheavals. This isn't a book about one unhinged individual: it's a book about a society that's fraying at the seams...

The text does suffer from the odd editing glitch here and there, but these rarely interrupt the flow.

A perfect novel for readers who enjoy explicit, challenging literary fiction. But don’t expect the ending to deliver tidy resolutions – this is a story which provokes many more questions than it answers.

8/10
There's a longer review of this book at:-
https://murdermayhemandmore.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/a-perfect-crime/ ( )
  RowenaHoseason | Jun 22, 2016 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I think I expected a better story from reading the reviews that were in the book. What I read instead was a very dull one note story with one dimensional characters that you could care less about even the poor teenage girl who is killed. The concept that this is all told from the killers point of view could have offered such a range of emotions but we got none of that. There is absolutely no passion, no drive, almost cartoonish. It may be that the passion was lost in translation but I didn't care for it at all. I won this from LibraryThing Early Reviewer for an honest review. ( )
  Draak | Jun 8, 2016 |
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Received as LibraryThings early reviewer. This book relating the murder of a young teenage girl has many different aspects but kept my interest. I finished is in 2 sittings. I'm almost afraid to say that I think the reasons behind the killing might be present more often than I'd like to think in todays society. Would definitely recommend. ( )
  toades | May 22, 2016 |
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This is a study of remorse or lack thereof as one Chinese teenager murders another. The cat and mouse game between picking a victim and police ineptness in a relatively closed society questions what the difference between morality and society norms is. The premise is good but the story is superficial and does not delve past basic emotions to get into the really psychological and societal norms that foster such behavior. ( )
  bemislibrary | May 14, 2016 |
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On a normal day in provincial China, a bored high-school student goes about his regular business. But he's planning the brutal murder of his only friend, a talented violinist. He invites her round, strangles her, stuffs her body into a washing machine and flees town. On the run, he is initially anxious, but soon he alerts the police to his whereabouts, surrenders to undercover agents in a pool bar, and sabotages all efforts by China's judiciary system, a steady stream of psychologists and his family to overturn the death penalty, all without ever showing a shred of remorse. A Perfect Crimeis both a vision of China's heart of darkness - the despair that traps the rural poor and the incoherent rage lurking behind their phlegmatic front - and a technically brilliant excursion into the claustrophobic realm of classic horror and suspense. With exceptional tonal control, A Yi steadily reveals the psychological backstory that enables us to make sense of the story's dramatic violence and provides chillingly apt insights into the psychology behind a murder committed simply as an intellectual challenge to relieve the daily tedium of existence.

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