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Red Riding Nineteen Eighty Three By David Peace

Red Riding Nineteen Eighty Three by David Peace

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Red Riding Nineteen Eighty Three Summary

Red Riding Nineteen Eighty Three by David Peace

Nineteen Eighty Three's three intertwining storylines see the Quartet's central themes of corruption and the perversion of justice come to a head as BJ, the rent boy from Nineteen Seventy Four, the lawyer Big John Piggott - who's as near as you get to a hero in Peace's world - and Maurice Jobson, the senior cop whose career of corruption and brutality has set all this in motion, find themselves on a collision course that can only end in a terrible vengeance. Nineteen Eighty Three is an epic tale which concluded an extraordinary body of work confirming Peace as the most innovative and remarkable new British crime writer to have emerged for years.

Red Riding Nineteen Eighty Three Reviews

A British crime master work. Required reading ... Compelling, disturbing and uneasy. * Maxim *
Compelling * Sunday Times *
The slow-burning, word-of-mouth success story of British publishing... These four books recreated the pervasive sense of terror and corruption with a hammering, semi-magical style loosely reminiscent of James Ellroy, but steeped in something far more bleak and English... the evil twin of Life On Mars... Peace may have succeeded in creating an enduring literature for a curiously undocumented area of Britain -- Justin Quirk * Guardian Guide *
Bleakly brilliant * Radio Times *
He's in a class of his own in terms of ambition. He's trying to write these alternative histories of events we know quite well in a challenging way. The fact that he's dealing with very English subjects from Japan is very interesting -- Alex Clark * editor of Granta Magazine *
Original, difficult, brilliant * Observer *
Haunting evocations of 70s and 80s Yorkshire - interlinking tales of very fallible coppers, very noir hacks, very human killers -- Euan Ferguson * Observer *
Singular and memorable -- Ian Jack * Guardian *

About David Peace

David Peace - named in 2003 as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists - was born and brought up in Yorkshire. He is the author of the The Red Riding Quartet, GB84, which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Award, The Damned Utd, which was adapted for screen by Peter Morgan and starred Michael Sheen, Red or Dead, which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, and Tokyo Year Zero and Occupied City, the first two parts of his acclaimed Tokyo Trilogy. The Red Riding Quartet was adapted for television by Channel 4. He lives in Tokyo.

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GOR009742277
9781781259924
1781259925
Red Riding Nineteen Eighty Three by David Peace
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2018-04-05
416
N/A
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