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ISBN:
1847245358
Author:
David Peace
Language:
English
Publisher:
Quercus (2009)
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304 pages
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Book one of the Red Riding Quartet. Peace has written a 4 part historical fiction series about the Yorkshire Ripper killings in England from the 70's and 80's.

Book one of the Red Riding Quartet. This first book doesn't have anything to do with the Yorkshire Ripper, but it sets the scene for the corruption that allowed the Ripper to remain at large for the better part of a decade. However when the book cover has blurbs from Ian Rankin and George Pelecanos calling Peace the future of crime fiction you've got to expect something good. The story is bleak and the characters are bleaker still. However I'm halfway through Nineteen Seventy-Seven, and I can tell you it doesn't get any lighter. 2 people found this helpful.

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Nineteen Seventy Four book. In Nineteen Seventy Four, David Peace brings passion and stylistic bravado to this It's winter, 1974, Yorkshire, and Ed Dunford's got the job he wanted. Crime correspondent for the Evening Post. He didn't know it was going to be a season in hell. I just saw the TV movie dramatisation of this, entitled Red Riding 1974 and I wanted to make a couple of notes here for myself really, to try and figure out a) why I hated it and b) why everyone else loved it.

Praise for David Peace’s NINETEEN SEVENTY-FOUR Peace’s .

Praise for David Peace’s NINETEEN SEVENTY-FOUR Peace’s pump-action prose propels the book’s narrative with a scorching turn-of-speed to an apocalyptic denouement. Peace’s pump-action prose propels the book’s narrative with a scorching turn-of-speed to an apocalyptic denouement. Nineteen Seventy-four takes the direct approach: straight to the heart of Ellroyland, turning his native Yorkshire of the early seventies into a pustulant, cancerous core of complete corruption. Peace has found his own voice-full of dazzling, intense poetry and visceral violence.

Red Riding (2009) is a three-part television adaptation of English author David Peace's Red Riding Quartet (1999–2002). The quartet comprises the novels Nineteen Seventy-Four (1999), Nineteen Seventy-Seven (2000), Nineteen Eighty (2001) and Nineteen Eighty-Three (2002) and the first, third, and fourth of these books became three feature-length television episodes: Red Riding 1974, Red Riding 1980, and Red Riding 1983

David Peace - named in 2003 as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists - was born and brought up in Yorkshire

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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In Nineteen Seventy Four, David Peace brings the passion and stylistic bravado of an Ellroy novel to this terrifyingly intense journey into a secret history of sexual obession and greed, and starts a highly acclaimed crime series that has redefined how the genre is approached. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Items related to Nineteen Seventy Four (Red Riding: 1974, Quartet 1. From the very first page of David Peace's first novel, 1974, it soon becomes clear that something is rotten in the state of Yorkshire: a young girl is missing.

Items related to Nineteen Seventy Four (Red Riding: 1974, Quartet 1). David Peace Nineteen Seventy Four (Red Riding: 1974, Quartet 1). ISBN 13: 9781847245359. Nineteen Seventy Four (Red Riding: 1974, Quartet 1). David Peace. The Yorkshire Post's young but disillusioned crime correspondent, Edward Dunford, is assigned to the story, while also coping with the recent death of his father and his return to his native Yorkshire after a brief and unsuccessful stint in Fleet Street.

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Christmas bombs and Lucky Lucan on the run, Leeds United and the Bay City Rollers, The Exorcist and It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Yorkshire, Christmas 1974. Edward Dunford, North of England Crime Correspondent, has been sent to cover the case of the missing girl Clare Kemplay. He's convinced she's been murdered. When the little girl turns up dead in a ditch with swan's wings stitched into her back, Eddie's instincts prove right. But standing between him and the truth is a society riddled with corruption and brutality. Getting answers will mean a toss-up between his sanity and his life. Winter 1974's looking like a real season in hell.
  • Beazekelv
Red Riding is a tough read. The characters are neither heroes or anti-heroes nor the vaunted 'characters in shades of gray' but thoroughly unlikeable, even those trying to do the right thing. The prose is harsh and stacatto and sometimes fails to convey key plot information, it is so busy being brutally poetic and the crimes are rendered in so horrifying a manner that it is as if they were committed on your loved one.

And that is what makes Red Riding exceptional. Crime and prurience and the quest for justice are written so brutally that it is impossible to look away and the violence is not glamorized even a little bit. The murdered child has swan's wings sewn to her back. In another book this would be a voyeuristic gimmick. In this book it makes you cry out with the pain and terror of it.

Edward Dunford is a crime reporter for a Yorkshire paper and his coverage of the disappearance of a little girl begins in competition with another reporter on the paper and ends in gunplay. While following, the story, his ambition and his lust across the West Riding of Yorkshire, Edward discovers that everyone, everyone is lying and self-interested - even him. But still he perseveres to uncover the roots of the crime and connect it to two other forgotten and missing girls, having an obsessive affair with the mother of one. The solution to the crime is standard, but the solution to Edward is far from the stock tropes of even the darkest American crime writing. What appears to be shock value noir turns out to be a searing indictment of criminality of the extraordinary and quotidian varieties. There is also a critique of the readers who read about viscious crimes for titillation and the society that produces them implicit in these pages. You feel dirty reading this and you should.

Weak points are prose that tries too hard for harsh lyricism and often fails to convey required plot information, especially in stream of consciousness passages. Secondary characters aren't as developed as they could be, but are never cliched. A stark, unique, uncomfortable reading experience.
  • Xlisiahal
Interesting and complex characters by David Peace. If you have seen the "Red Riding" trilogy on tv , please START with this book. It is through the film I began intrigued with his noir style of writing on Yorkshire true crime issues. He parallels the crimes with the times of the 1970's, economic depression in the 1970's, The Queen's Jubilee, the sharp and harsh distinction between classes, and young crime reporter Eddie Dunford, who is trying to unravel police and real estate corruption, murder, and children's disappearances in the North of England.

After reading this first, you will want to read the following 1977, 1983 segments. Highly recommended to anyone who appreciates true crime and the unvarnished realities which exist in this world in the U.K., as well as America.
  • Yanki
I am not a great fan of prose and prefer straightforward narrative but I occasionally make exceptions for really good writers ie, Ellroy. And now Peace. The nightmarish world of corruption and brutality is almost surreal and hard to process for a middle class american raised in an affluent suburb. However it rings true in the context of further reading on the area and times. It seems like the north of England and Scotland are law unto themselves in a way that is almost feudal. The ancient custom of Droit du Seigneur translated into a 21st century similar to George Orwell's1984 in which it was the "Capitalist's" right was to sleep with any workers in his factories.
Unfortunately the the victims are children and their abuser and murderer is protected by a corrupt and depraved element of local government and police force in a way that should remind people that complacency about their rights is dangerous. People who have read Irvine Welsh and Denise Mina will recognize the mental landscape of a place where the police are more dreaded than than welcome. Read the quartet and if possible watch the shows on Sundance or however you get your tv. hulu,netflixt etc..
  • Kalrajas
Book one of the Red Riding Quartet. Peace has written a 4 part historical fiction series about the Yorkshire Ripper killings in England from the 70's and 80's.

This first book doesn't have anything to do with the Yorkshire Ripper, but it sets the scene for the corruption that allowed the Ripper to remain at large for the better part of a decade.

This book deals with a reporter's quest to find the identity of a serial child murderer. His investigation leads him to many different places, and none of those places are too nice.

This book is very well written. So well written in fact that I was surprised to find out it was Peace's first novel. However when the book cover has blurbs from Ian Rankin and George Pelecanos calling Peace the future of crime fiction you've got to expect something good.

The story is bleak and the characters are bleaker still. However I'm halfway through Nineteen Seventy-Seven, and I can tell you it doesn't get any lighter.