Ritual in the Dark

Ritual in the Dark COLIN WILSON S CLASSIC NOVEL OF CONTEMPORARY MURDER A wave of sickening deaths hits the streets of modern London Young women mainly prostitutes are found strangled and mutilated The police are baffl

  • Title: Ritual in the Dark
  • Author: Colin Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780914171638
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • COLIN WILSON S CLASSIC NOVEL OF CONTEMPORARY MURDER A wave of sickening deaths hits the streets of modern London Young women, mainly prostitutes, are found strangled and mutilated The police are baffled, the press outraged not since Jack the Ripper has such a sinister brand of violent murders been unleashed Is the culprit a homicidal maniac or a cold blooded, calculatCOLIN WILSON S CLASSIC NOVEL OF CONTEMPORARY MURDER A wave of sickening deaths hits the streets of modern London Young women, mainly prostitutes, are found strangled and mutilated The police are baffled, the press outraged not since Jack the Ripper has such a sinister brand of violent murders been unleashed Is the culprit a homicidal maniac or a cold blooded, calculating killer wreaking a personal vendetta on a corrupt and callous society In this best selling, blood blanching chiller, Colin Wilson examines the murderous motives of a depraved mind and creates a story of biting realism which will stagger the imagination and shock the intellect

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    About “Colin Wilson

    • Colin Wilson

      Colin Henry Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider 1956 which examines the role of the social outsider in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures These include Albert Camus, Jean Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William James, T E Lawrence, Vaslav Nijinsky and Vincent Van Gogh and Wilson discusses his perception of Social alienation in their work The book was a best seller and helped popularize existentialism in Britain Critical praise though, was short lived and Wilson was soon widely criticized.Wilson s works after The Outsider focused on positive aspects of human psychology, such as peak experiences and the narrowness of consciousness He admired the humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow and corresponded with him Wilson wrote The War Against Sleep The Philosophy of Gurdjieff on the life, work and philosophy of G I Gurdjieff and an accessible introduction to the Greek Armenian mystic in 1980 He argues throughout his work that the existentialist focus on defeat or nausea is only a partial representation of reality and that there is no particular reason for accepting it Wilson views normal, everyday consciousness buffeted by the moment, as blinkered and argues that it should not be accepted as showing us the truth about reality This blinkering has some evolutionary advantages in that it stops us from being completely immersed in wonder, or in the huge stream of events, and hence unable to act However, to live properly we need to access than this everyday consciousness Wilson believes that our peak experiences of joy and meaningfulness are as real as our experiences of angst and, since we are fully alive at these moments, they are real These experiences can be cultivated through concentration, paying attention, relaxation and certain types of work.



    316 thoughts on “Ritual in the Dark

    • غالبية الرواية كانت كالتالي : يشربون كأساً و ياكلون ويشربون كوبا من الشاي ويتحدثون مبدين قلقهم على اوستن ويشربون كأسا مرة أخرى ومن ثم ينامون ويشربون وهم نيام ويعربون عن قلقهم على اوستن وهم نيام أيضا ويستيقظون لإكمال مشوارهم في الشرب والأكل والقلق على اوستن حسنا الرواية ليست [...]


    • I'm torn. On the one hand I liked this book a lot, while on the other hand much of it irritated me horribly. The story is one of a Jack the Ripper style killer but it's not a thriller as you might suspect. The main character is Gerard Sorme, an unpublished writer with a small personal income that means he doesn't need to work if he stays in cheap rented rooms. Sorme considers himself an intellectual and I think we are supposed to agree with him but I'm afraid I just found him a little pretentiou [...]


    • I had hoped for an interesting book when I dug Ritual in the Dark out of the back of my bookshelves.With promises of Jack the Ripper returned, it seemed like a good October book. However, more time was spent worrying about the characters' sexual peccadilloes than in solving any historic or new "Ripper" crimes.Crime solving became secondary and this was basically a big letdown. It almost seemed as if Wilson had little idea where he was going with this and used the homosexuality angle as a distrac [...]


    • Plenty of dead intellectuals wrote stuff that you can go back to and be impressed and illuminated while regretting that they use dated words for describing people of colour and the like. Colin Wilson broke three hundred pages failing to answer the question of whether women were people. This book's bollocks eh.


    • كتابٌ يعلوه الغبار أعلى الرّف لأنه لم يكن له يدٌ في اختيار مترجمه.


    • Good book. Not entirely sure which direction I should take when I review it, however, the only thing that came to mind was a list of pros and cons, soPros:1. Characters were intriguingly complex and there were plenty of subplots to keep things interesting.2. The book delves into the world of philosophical existentialism for extended periods of time (may be pro or con).3. The ending was very satisfying. I did not enjoy several extended stretches of this book, however, the ending gave me a feeling [...]


    • مشكلة هذه الرواية السرد فيها كثير ، ينقطع نفسك وينقبض قلبك ولاتعلم ماذا يريد الكاتب 😪


    • On one hand, the book is easy to read. Words follow each other, and before you know where you are, many of them have been read. Yet for a 400 page book, the plot is as thin as yellowing wallpaper, the first half almost a barren waste of plodding exposition. Sorme visits Austin, he visits the aunt, he goes here, he goes there. Various drinks are consumed, various things of not much import are said. The murders are mentioned in passing.Then, at almost exactly the halfway point, suddenly the book i [...]


    • Did I expect more? Did I expect less? I can't remember but I can surely tell that eventually it's a satisfying reading; probably not an exciting 4 star but more a half-original and fun 3.5 (when will alow us to use half star? I don't know).I forgot when was the last time I read a book where all the sentences and passages are extremely brief, and most of the narrative is told through dialogues. The style reminds me of Richard Matheson. It's not a negeative point, on the contrary. You can easily [...]


    • This was Colin Wilson's first novel, written simultaneously with The Outsider. Published in 1960. I've read it about 3 times over the years. It is probably his best or second best novel. Man without a shadow is the other contender.The trouble was after he wrote Ritual in the Dark, he kept re-writing it with variations.If you look through his huge list of books, about 150, you will find his obsession with serial killers, unexplained, occult, serial killers, serial killers, Jack the Ripper, and se [...]


    • This was almost exactly like reading his other mystery novel, NECESSARY DOUBT -- it was well-written and quite readable, but left very little impression on me, somehow. It was all about the philosophy of murder and tackles the question of whether a person is only half-alive until he commits a crime, or because he commits it, or what. This one is full of very helpful priests who apparently have credibility with the protagonist because they've been published. So does this stranger who sweeps him o [...]


    • Decent psychological thriller. Takes an interesting view on something that really makes one think about humanity in general. It makes sense, perhaps not to the extreme of this book but it is relatable to many life situations. I enjoyed it. I won't lie I wanted to read it because it was listed on a banned book list, which always tends to intrigue me.


    • It’s a very curious novel. Colin Wilson speculates about what drives a criminal outsider and a philosophical one. As a phenomenologist, he describes the flow of moods, states, thoughts, and actions of the protagonist and his interaction with the grim reality of existential issues.


    • No intrigue whatsoever till 200 page (I stopped then), everyone is paying a visit to each other and drinking lots of tea and doing a lot of banal talking in London, fifties. Real drag and bore, Colin Wilson's Adrift in Soho was much better.


    • من اروع الكتب الي قرأتها اسلوب كتابي هادئ و تسلسل و تدرج في الافكار متميز مع ان النهاية كانت سيئة لانو خلصها بسرعه زي الي عاوز ينجز و خلاص يمكن اخر تلت ورقات الي ذكر فيهم مصير كل شخصية هما الاسوء


    • Difficult to review. Too complex to be a thriller and too confusing to be a psychological interesting study.


    • Wilson uses the framework of a murder mystery to explore varying approaches to existentialism. Definitely not your average crime novel, but a stimulating read.



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