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The Football Factory By John King

The Football Factory
by John King

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The Football Factory centres on Tom Johnson, a reasoned 'Chelsea hooligan' who represents a disaffected society operating by brutal rules.
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The Football Factory Summary


The Football Factory by John King

The Football Factory centres on Tom Johnson, a reasoned 'Chelsea hooligan' who represents a disaffected society operating by brutal rules. We are shown the realities of life - social degradation, unemployment, racism, casual violence, excessive drink and bad sex - and, perhaps more importantly, how they fall into a political context of surveillance, media manipulation and division. Graphic and disturbing, sometimes very funny, and deeply affecting throughout, The Football Factory is a vertiginous rush of adrenaline - the most authentic book yet on the so-called English Disease.

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The Football Factory Reviews


"The best book I've read about football and working-class culture in Britain in the nineties. Buy, steal or borrow a copy now" * Irvine Welsh *
"Fever Pitch with testosterone and eight pints of lager. Like Fever Pitch, it is not exclusively a novel about football. This is a chronicle of a lost tribe - the white, Anglo-Saxon, heterosexual who is fed up with being told he is crap." * Glasgow Herald *
"Not only an outstanding read, but also an important social document... This book should be compulsory reading for all those who believe in the existence, or even attainability, of a classless society" * Sunday Tribune *
"Powerfully written and tells you more about the mentality of those who disrupt football matches than all the theses of the sociologist academics put together" * Daily Mail *
"Bleak, thought-provoking and brutal... Has all the hallmarks of a cult novel" * Literary Review *

About John King


John King is the author of eight novels - The Football Factory, Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk, White Trash, The Prison House, Skinheads and The Liberal Politics Of Adolf Hitler. The Football Factory has been turned into a high-profile film and his books have been widely translated abroad. He has also written short stories and non-fiction for a number of publications over the years, with articles appearing in the likes of The New Statesman, Le Monde and La Repubblica. He edits the fiction fanzine Verbal and lives in London.

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GOR002826707
The Football Factory by John King
John King
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1997-05-01
272
0099731916
9780099731917
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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