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Red Riding Nineteen Eighty Paperback – 3 July 2003

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A bleak portrait of those times, written in a stylised prose that takes a few pages to attune to but which admirably suits the subject matter. It's black and moving. ― The Observer

Peace has found his own voice - full of dazzling, intense poetry and visceral violence ― Uncut

His best yet, a top-drawer thriller which grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck and doesn't let go until the last page...His writing these days stands in comparison with American masters like Raymond Chandler, James Ellroy and Walter Mosley... Another winner from David Peace, whose name on the cover is these days a guarantee of excellence, a must-read thriller of originality and style that confirms him to be one of the best crime writers anywhere. ― Yorkshire Post

He has found his own, equally experimental, approach and it further enhances the oppressively sombre tone... an impressive addition to the noir genre. ― Metro

Read a book by David Peace. If you want to know what Leeds was like in the 70s and early 80s then David Peace is the authority. ― Leeds Guide

The pace is relentless, the violence gut-wrenching, the style staccato-plus and the morality bleak and forlorn, but Peace' s voice is powerful and unique. This is compelling stuff that will leave no one indifferent. ― Guardian

David Peace is British crime fiction's most exciting new voice in decades. ― GQ

About the Author

David Peace grew up in Yorkshire in the '70's and vividly remembers listening to the hoax tape of the Yorkshire Ripper on his way home from school. He was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2003. He lives in Japan.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Serpent's Tail; Main edition (3 July 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1852427558
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1852427559
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.2 x 3 x 19.9 cm
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