Nineteen Seventy Four
"Nineteen Seventy Four is . . . hard to hold in your hand but harder to put down."-New York Times Book Review "The finest crime fiction debut of the year!"-George P. PelecanosIt's winter, 1974, Yorkshire, and Ed Dunford, crime correspondent for the Evening Post, didn't know it was going to be a... show more
"Nineteen Seventy Four is . . . hard to hold in your hand but harder to put down."-New York Times Book Review "The finest crime fiction debut of the year!"-George P. PelecanosIt's winter, 1974, Yorkshire, and Ed Dunford, crime correspondent for the Evening Post, didn't know it was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with swan's wings stitched to her back. A gypsy camp in a ring of fire. Corruption everywhere you look.Born in Yorkshire, David Peace now lives in Tokyo with his wife and son.
Publish date: October 1st 2000
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
Series: Red Riding Quartet (#1)
When a little girl goes missing, crime reporter Eddie Dunford is on the case. Eddie finds a pattern between the girl's disappearance and others. Where will the trail lead and will Eddie have anything left when he gets there?There's a greasy spoon close to my house that serves something called The Me...
Note: The review below was taken directly from my Goodreads account. Nineteen Seventy-Four is about Edward Dunford, a crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Post, covering the murder of a young girl. His search for the truth gets him in a lot of trouble, and I'm really not saying that lightly, ho...
Extremely dark, with characters who were particularly unsavory, a plot that at times seemed to go off the rails, and some scenes that were too graphic for me. The one upside though was the intensity and style of the writing. It grabbed me from the beginning and compelled me to keep turning the pag...
Just read the other reviews/comments on this and don't have much original to add.Very dark (especially for me), compelling story. A little bit implausible plotwise but everything moves so fast that you don't have time to notice until it's over. At least you don't if you read it like I did, basically...
Dark, so dark and brutal. Grey and muddy. Violence, corruption and desperation, all rolled up into a story line that grips you and doesn't let go of you until the end. It can not end differently and it's bleak and horrible. I'll definitely read the second novel but not for a few months. The images P...