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1%%%%%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExamples are not allowed, and have been commented-out.%%%% Please add context before uncommenting examples.%%%%[[quoteright:350:]] ''Savage'' (sometimes subtitled ''From Whitechapel to the Wild West on the Track of Jack the Ripper'') is a 1993 SpeculativeFiction novel by Creator/RichardLaymon. The [[FirstPersonPerspective narrator]] is 15-year-old Trevor Wellington Bentley. After witnessing UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper kill his 5th victim, Mary Kelly, Trevor tries to kill him. Adventures take him from London to the West.----!!This novel contains examples of:* ActionGirl: Jesse Sue Longley, a teenage girl living by herself out in the Arizona desert when Jesse first meets her. She's on the run after killing a man who tried to rape her, and she proves to be quite a capable fighter, even [[spoiler:being the one to ultimately kill Whittle]].* AxCrazy: Whittle ''loves'' torture, murder, and mutilation, and even at his most civil he's clearly struggling to restrain himself.* BattleCouple: Jesse and Trevor become one hell of an action duo together in hunting Whittle.%% * BigBad: Roderick Whittle, aka UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.%% * CruelAndUnusualDeath: Many of Whittle's victims.* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Whittle has an ''extremely'' macabre sense of humor. Most notable is him choosing his alias "John Carver" as a play on Jack the Ripper, which he clearly thinks is a great joke.* FamilyExtermination: Whittle's first attack in Tombstone was a home invasion where he killed a woman and her two teenage daughters. Later, when abducting women to take to his TortureCellar, he makes sure to kill any men with them.%% * FanDisservice: Whittle does some truly horrific things to women, even after he's killed them.%% * FauxAffablyEvil: Whittle can act extremely polite, but this is a mere MaskOfSanity.%% * TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Trevor's entire story pretty much.%% * ILoveTheDead: Implied with Whittle.* ImAHumanitarian: Whittle is implied to eat pieces of his victims. Trevor certainly thinks he does, though it's never actually confirmed.* KillerCop: Whittle becomes a sheriff's deputy named "John Carver".* KnifeNut: Whittle prefers to use knives, even when he has a gun on hand. He only uses guns when backed into a corner.* MaskOfSanity: Whittle presents as a gentleman. Under it, he's a raging storm of sadism and monstrosity.* MoralDissonance: 15-year-old Trevor engages in a sexual relationship with Sarah, a woman more than 10 years his senior. It's not presented as rape, despite the fact that she aggressively came onto him. [[spoiler: In the end, she's killed off and he starts over with a girl closer to his age, somewhat averting this trope.]]* RedRightHand: Trevor hacks off most of Whittle's nose when they first fight, leaving him with a distinctive hole in his face. For the rest of the novel, he covers it up with a satin patch.%%* ReplacementGoldfish: Jesse.* {{Sadist}}: Whittle. His greatest joy is inflicting his trademark mutilations on still-living victims, prolonging their agony as long as possible. He killed his London victims before cutting them up, but this was only because their screaming would attract too much attention otherwise. Once he's in America, he takes his victims to an isolated cave where he doesn't have to worry about that. * SerialKiller: Whittle, obviously, as Jack the Ripper. When his murders in London start attracting too much attention, he heads to America, where he believes (correctly) that serial murder will be easier and safer for him.* SexForSolace: Sarah only starts actively coming on to Trevor after the death of her grandparents. It's strongly implied that her relationship with Trevor is motivated as much by desperate loneliness as much as attraction.* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler:How Whittle meets his end, courtesy of Jesse's Bowie knife]].* TortureCellar: Whittle uses a remote cave near Tombstone as one of these, taking women there for prolonged torture and mutilation. He also keeps the corpses on display near the back of the cave.----


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