Simms, Chris Pecking Order

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Pecking Order

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Rubble lives in a caravan and works on a battery farm. Totally oblivious to the outside world, he spends his days disposing of the sick and injured chickens. But all the while he dreams of a life in the army - despite the fact his numerous applications have been rejected. Then one day a mysterious visitor arrives and sees Rubble's child-like naivety combined with an ability to kill without compunction. Soon Rubble finds himself involved in a murderous secret project, his only chance of escape is the help of the girl he has to kill.

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"This novel is a wonderful display of talent from a star in the crime fiction firmament" ( January Magazine)

"A very fast and brutal read... Chris Simms is a rapidly developing talent in the world of crime-fiction" ( Deadly Pleasures Magazine)

"Builds unrelentingly towards an edge-of-the-seat finale" ( Bookseller)

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A central theme of the novel is how an individual’s perception of reality can be shaped falsely by those around him. In the case of Rubble we have someone who, along with being inherently cruel, has absolutely no idea of the world beyond his battery farm.
When a character turns up that, crucially, appears to have the authority of the state behind him, Rubble is easily made to believe that the most deplorable actions are acceptable. (It’s a similar psychological process to those countless people throughout the world who willingly commit atrocities in the name of their government.)
This is what happens to Rubble – and a monster is unleashed on an unsuspecting part of northwest England.
Obviously much of the novel is set on a battery farm. As a teenager I got a summer job in one of these places, but walked out after three hours, sick to the stomach. Evidently the experience has haunted me all that time because, in Pecking Order, many of those memories finally get aired. So if you haven’t switched to free range eggs yet, maybe you’d like to before reading this book...

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