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GB84 by David Peace

GB84

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GB84 by David Peace
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Nov 04, 2014 | 480 Pages
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Praise

“It’s history as noir in the style of James Ellroy, political and compelling.”
Brooklyn Magazine, Eight Books to Read in November

“Peace is known more for his Red Riding Quartet, but, to my mind, this retronymic dystopia is his best book. Originally released in 2004 — twenty years, obviously, after 1984 — and set in Thatcherite England, the novel is an epic political hothouse and construction of genius that is, if anything, grossly underrated.”
Flavorwire, 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014

“This is a big book about one of the most important struggles in British history… As a novelistic rendering of history, GB84 is first rate.”
Barnes & Noble Review

“A behemoth of British fiction.”
Flavorwire, Must-Reads for November 2014

“A curious, intense, formally innovative thriller from the Herman Melville of soccer fiction.”
WORD Bookstores, Books of the Week, on Largehearted Boy

“Profoundly moving.”
Bookslut

“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… [Peace] 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.”
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.”
London Review of Books

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