In a civilization that is growing at dizzying speed, leisure time—failing, as it does, to provide new goals--condemns mankind to regress to his natural needs. Among the chaos of simulated pleasure, they use drugs, alcohol, violent crimes, and fits of sexuality to rediscover meaning, either in the narrow circle of the family cell, or a society ruled by the Media and the reconstruction of the spirit and political life. Violent, criminal, and motiveless behaviour is always a feature of a civilization’s final stages; they portend collapse. What has this globalized society of moral demerit, alienation, and violence got to offer the people of today? What values does it promote in order to funnel its energies into ethical, creative activity?
The Killer is a series of parallel “stories of human beasts” with common cultural, social, ideological, and mythic underpinnings. A violent but profoundly moving and revealing book.