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Know Your Booker!: Richard House’s The Hit (The Kills: Book Four)

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

What’s it about?

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

A man is found in the desert, burned beyond all recognition.

Thomas Berens thinks this is the man he’s been hunting.

The last survivor.

The Hit is book four 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 The Kill?

Aaron (Review): “The Hit offers a stunning conclusion to one of the most surprising novels to find its way on to this year’s Man Booker longlist.”


What do YOU think of Richard House’s The Hit? 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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