Red Riding Nineteen Seventy Four - David Peace Reviews
Description:ISBN 1846687055 / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: David Peace / Paperback / 304 Pages / Book is published 2008-09-04 by Serpent's Tail
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by - written on 20/08/09 (Very useful, 149 readings)
Coming from 'up north', I was eager to read the 1974 book from the Red Riding trilogy by David Peace. I live on the outskirts of Leeds, and as the majority is set within Leeds, I find it easier to picture settings, etc. I wasn't disappointed. This dark book with a tough story leaves you gripped till the end. It has more recently been made into a TV series which was aired on channel 4 about 6 months ago, and has since been released on DVD. The book sets the scene with the West Yorkshire Police Force, and you soon realise that a large proportion of the forces Officers are in fact corrupt. This story shows how far the bent coppers are willing to go to hide their ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/07/09 (Very useful, 47 readings)
Nineteen Seventy Four is the first installment of David Peace's Red Riding Quartet, filmed recently on Channel 4 as part of a trilogy, that examines a corrupt Yorkshire Police force and the lengths they will go to to hide their dirty laundry. Having watched the TV series and wanting to delve deeper into the story, I decided to borrow this from my local library. Nineteen Seventy Four, as well as being the first of four novels based around similar events over several years, is also Peace's debut. Peace would later go on to write The Damned United, also recently filmed, about deceased football manager Brian Clough. Eddie Dunford has returned to his roots, after a ... Read the complete review
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