Know Your Booker!: Richard House’s Sutler (The Kills: Book One)

SutlerSo you think you know everything there is to know about Sutler, the first book in Richard House’s Booker nominated novel The Kills? Test your knowledge against our GoodReads quiz here!

What’s it about?

Sutler is described by the book’s publisher Picador as follows:

The digital first publication of Sutler is the start of a groundbreaking collaboration between a writer and publisher.

Listen. There’s a problem and it can’t be solved. You need to disappear.

This is Stephen Lawrence Sutler’s last morning at Camp Liberty, Iraq. In two hours a massive explosion will conceal the theft of $53,000,000. Sutler, shaken by the blast and forced to go the run, is unaware that any money is missing or that he has been set up. His problems are just beginning.

Sutler is book one of The Kills.

Who is Richard House?

According to his official bio on the Pan Macmillan website:

Richard House is a writer, artist, film-maker and teacher. He is the author of two short dark novels, published by Ira Silverberg a number of years ago in the Serpent’s Tail High Risk series (Bruiser and Uninvited). He is a member of the Chicago-based collaborative, Haha (whose work has appeared at the New Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Venice Biennale). He now teaches at the University of Birmingham. He is the editor of Fatboy Review, a remarkable digital magazine.

What does BookerMarks think of Sutler?

Aaron (Review): “…Richard House launches into an alluring piece of political crime fiction that sidesteps the trappings of the genre tag placed on it and boldly defies classification.  Some might argue that this particular “type” of novel doesn’t merit a spot on the Man Booker longlist.  They’d be wrong.”

What do YOU think of Richard House’s Sutler? Sound off below or visit our GoodReads forum to submit your official rating for the book which will be added to our community long list standings!


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