They All Love Jack

They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, True Crime
Paperback Published on: 25/08/2016
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They All Love Jack
Genuinely Shocking
Written by the writer/director of Withnail and I, the latest from Bruce Robinson will make you sick with outrage. Across a sprawling 750+ page rant (likely... READ MORE
Zach Burke

Synopsis

LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONA book like no other – the tale of a gripping quest to discover the identity of history’s most notorious murderer and a literary high-wire act from the legendary writer and director of Withnail and I.For over a hundred years, ‘the mystery of Jack the Ripper’ has been a source of unparalleled fascination and horror, spawning an army of obsessive theorists, and endless volumes purporting finally to reveal the identity of the brutal murderer who terrorised Victorian England.But what if there was never really any ‘mystery’ at all? What if the Ripper was always hiding in plain sight, deliberately leaving a trail of clues to his identity for anyone who cared to look, while cynically mocking those who were supposedly attempting to bring him to justice?In THEY ALL LOVE JACK, the award-winning film director and screenwriter Bruce Robinson exposes the cover-up that enabled one of history’s most notorious serial killers to remain at large. More than twelve years in the writing, this is much more than a radical reinterpretation of the Jack the Ripper legend, and an enthralling hunt for the killer. A literary high-wire act reminiscent of Tom Wolfe or Hunter S. Thompson, it is an expressionistic journey through the cesspools of late-Victorian society, a phantasmagoria of highly placed villains, hypocrites and institutionalised corruption.Polemic, forensic investigation, panoramic portrait of an age, underpinned by deep scholarship and delivered in Robinson’s inimitably vivid and scabrous prose, THEY ALL LOVE JACK is an absolutely riveting and unique book, demolishing the theories of generations of self-appointed experts – the so-called ‘Ripperologists’ – to make clear, at last, who really did it; and more importantly, how he managed to get away with it for so long.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007548903
  • Number of pages: 864
  • Weight: 600g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 53 mm

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They All Love Jack
Readers – Particularly Ripperologists – Should Give Short Shrift to this Overly-long Book Full of Braggadocio
Back in 2002, novelist Patricia Cornwell identified artist Walter Sickert as Jack the Ripper. Her Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed was n... READ MORE
Lee Ruddin
They All Love Jack
Brilliant if disturbing
I am only half way through (and unlike another reviewer of the book on this site, I will actually finish it!) but I already feel compelled to comment. This... READ MORE
Paul Price
They All Love Jack
....what?
Imagine if a drunken discussion of a conspiracy theory got out of hand, your mate said they were going to look into it, you didn't take them seriously... ... READ MORE
Alexander Akhtar