GB84

Author:   David Peace
Publisher:   Melville House Publishing
ISBN:  

9781612193939


Pages:   465
Publication Date:   04 November 2014
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   David Peace
Publisher:   Melville House Publishing
Imprint:   Melville House Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 13.70cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 20.60cm
Weight:   0.476kg
ISBN:  

9781612193939


ISBN 10:   1612193935
Pages:   465
Publication Date:   04 November 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Temporarily unavailable   Availability explained
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Haunting, seminal, bleak, iconic, furied . . . it's a necessary novel, vital even . . . -- The Observer A conspiracy thriller laced with apocalyptic poetry. -- The Independent The writing is clever, terse, incisive . . . This mammoth conspiracy tale is a thriller daubed with horror. -- The Scotsman Superb . . . He has turned the whole episode into a gripping thriller, with no detriment to documentary realis . . . GB84 is a bold mixture of thriller, monologue, theatre script, chants, slogans, crime story, sexual subplot and documentary fiction . . . This is an epic novel . . . a crowded, ambitious, quick-moving novel, and as such is the literary equal of the epic events it commemorates. -- The Guardian A violently original novel. -- The Times Exhilarating . . . Compelling . . . -- The Times Literary Supplement The book is so compelling . . . Peace's terse, urgent sentences are perfectly suited to depicting a large-scale confrontation. The tactics and resources of both sides, their histories, their mindsets, the likely battlefields--all are vividly laid out in little more than a few paragraphs. Alliteration and repetition establish a marching rhythm like massing pickets or policemen . . . Only a rare political novel manages that. -- The London Review of Books


Haunting, seminal, bleak, iconic, furied . . . it's a necessary novel, vital even . . . -- The Observer A conspiracy thriller laced with apocalyptic poetry. -- The Independent The writing is clever, terse, incisive . . . This mammoth conspiracy tale is a thriller daubed with horror. -- The Scotsman Superb . . . He has turned the whole episode into a gripping thriller, with no detriment to documentary realis . . . GB84 is a bold mixture of thriller, monologue, theatre script, chants, slogans, crime story, sexual subplot and documentary fiction . . . This is an epic novel . . . a crowded, ambitious, quick-moving novel, and as such is the literary equal of the epic events it commemorates. -- The Guardian A violently original novel. -- The Times Exhilarating . . . Compelling . . . -- The Times Literary Supplement The book is so compelling . . . Peace's terse, urgent sentences are perfectly suited to depicting a large-scale confrontation. The tactics and resources of both sides, their histories, their mindsets, the likely battlefields--all are vividly laid out in little more than a few paragraphs. Alliteration and repetition establish a marching rhythm like massing pickets or policemen . . . Only a rare political novel manages that. -- The London Review of Books


Author Information

David Peace - named in 2003 as one of Granta's Best of Young Novelists - is the acclaimed author of the Red Riding Quartet (1974, 1977, 1980, and 1983), which was adapted into a BBC television series that was released theatrically in the United States, and is currently being adapted into a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott. Peace is also the author of the highly praised Tokyo Trilogy, which so far includes Tokyo Year Zero and Occupied City. His book GB84 was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and The Damned Utd was called probably the best novel ever written about sport by The Times (UK). His newest book, Red or Dead, was shortlisted for the UK's prestigious Goldsmith's Prize.

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