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David Peace (1) (1967–)

Autor(a) de Nineteen Seventy Four

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Obras por David Peace

Nineteen Seventy Four (1999) 986 exemplares
The Damned Utd (2006) 807 exemplares
Tokyo Year Zero (2007) 715 exemplares
Nineteen Seventy Seven (2000) 646 exemplares
Nineteen Eighty (2001) 449 exemplares
Nineteen Eighty Three (2002) 422 exemplares
Occupied City (2009) 332 exemplares
GB84 (2004) 324 exemplares
Red or Dead (2013) 177 exemplares
Tokyo Redux (2020) 55 exemplares
The Red Riding Trilogy (Triple Feature Video) (2010) — Writer — 15 exemplares
Tokyo revisitée (2021) 4 exemplares
M comme menace (2010) 3 exemplares
Red Riding (2009) 1 exemplar
The exorcists 1 exemplar
Terremoti 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1975) — Introdução, algumas edições1,734 exemplares
Granta 81: Best of Young British Novelists 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 273 exemplares
Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 04 (2014) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



An impressionistic and even poetic account of a doomed man, it seems a bit strange to say - given the high esteem it is held in - that it read to me as a practice run (albeit quite a good one) for Peace's actual masterpiece, [b:Red or Dead|17846988|Red or Dead|David Peace|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1374078939s/17846988.jpg|24978328]. The repetitive style Peace used in this novel was developed and extended even so much farther in that novel, which of course exchanged one football manager for another. Meanwhile, Red or Dead has the advantage of a likeable central character and genteel, restrained drama; The Damned Utd has a difficult protagonist and flaunts its drama, showering it in booze and self-destructiveness.

Together (or separately) the two books are a fascinating education about English football in the late sixties and early seventies when it was a nativist working class arena, much grimier and shadier than the flashy, cosmopolitan, and professional set up nowadays. Totally bizarre to see a First Division/Premier League table with the likes of Carlisle United and Ipswich Town, mere English minnows today with no hope of competing against large urban clubs owned by the wealth of Russian oligarchs and Gulf sheiks, up at the top.
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lelandleslie | 28 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
Bill Shankly was a man worth getting to know, and this novel gives one the best possible feel for him that I can imagine a book giving. His drive, his ambition, his love for his fellow man, his obsession with the game to the unfortunate neglect of other parts of life, his difficult transition into retirement, his neediness and his generosity. Brilliant.

In his room, his hotel room. Not in his bed, his hotel bed. Bill paced and Bill paced. Bill thinking and Bill thinking. Bill knew failure could become habitual, defeat become routine. Routine and familiar. Familiar and accepted. Accepted and permanent. Permanent and imprisoning. Imprisoning and suffocating. Bill knew failure carried chains. Chains to bind you. You and your dreams. To bind you and your dreams alive. Bill knew defeat carried spades. Spades to bury you. Your and your hopes. To bury you and your hopes alive. Bill knew you had to fight against failure. With every bone in your body. Bill knew you had to struggle against defeat. With every drop of your blood. You had to fight against failure, you had to struggle against defeat. For your dreams and for your hopes. For you and for the people. To fight and to struggle. For the dreams of the people,
for the hopes of the people.
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lelandleslie | 7 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
I have never been this happy to be done with a book. It's time to find something more uplifting. Maybe some Cormac McCarthy. I haven't read [b:Old Yeller|130580|Old Yeller|Fred Gipson|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1327940112l/130580._SY75_.jpg|2686896] since I was a kid…
rabbit-stew | 9 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |
An honest cop and good man marinates in hopelessness and evil. Best of the series. An incredibly difficult book, but worth it.
rabbit-stew | 9 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |



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