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Tom of a cliff with him inside Jack thinks that Frank's death is suspicious so he decides to t. Tell him Tell him I m fcking comingOriginally titled Jack s Return Home this 1970 novel from Ted Lewis is the story of Jack Carter and his return to Doncaster from London after the death of his estranged older brother Jack is certain that it was murder and will have his vengeance in this life or the nextTaking place between Thursday Night and Sunday morning there s no time to blink let alone breath as Carter tackles his problems at an unrelenting pace Having as much in common with kitchen sink dramas such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning as violent revenge thrillers like The Hunter the bodies still manage to pile up by the final page thanks to Carter s no holds barred attitudeLewis really captured the time and place with his prose the description of working class lifestyles in Britain in the 70s painted in true grim light and the attitudes are guaranteed to shock in this age of cotton wool and insane politcal correctness Not that I m advocating violence towards women rape murder and mayhem underage pornography bent cops paki bashing or anything else that takes place during these three days but I think ignoring the fact that it actually used to happen and still does happen is even absurd than those who perpetrate such things there s no revelling in the gruesome details this is the true bleak reality of it and Lewis makes it clear that it s not a glamourous lifeCarter is a fascinating mix of hard case hitman hard boiled hero cocky geezer frightened boy regret filled and growing old a little bit of Alfie a major influence on The Limey and if Guy Ritchie hadn t read it he at least saw the movie before making Lock Stock Two Smoking Barrels Incredibly this novel was the basis for three movie adaptations but I think it s fair to say that none of them captured the true essence of the book Michael Caine may have come closest in 1971 but having seen it a couple of times I know for a fact it was toned down and several aspects changed despite my having forgotten the entire plot by the time it came to reading the book Of the two American versions I would recommend the blaxploitation version Hit Man over the Stallone abomination every timeTed Lewis died at the horribly young age of 42 but wrote several novels after this one I think after the brilliant promise shown in this novel I will have to check out of his work Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone problems at an unrelenting Pretend God Is Deaf pace Having as much in common with kitchen sink dramas such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning as violent revenge thrillers like The Hunter the bodies still manage to Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide pile up by the final Las Puertas Del Amor page thanks to Carter s no holds barred attitudeLewis really captured the time and Discoveries place with his Idenics painted in true grim light and the attitudes are guaranteed to shock in this age of cotton wool and insane Night Owl Loonette politcal correctness Not that I m advocating violence towards women rape murder and mayhem underage Deadshifted (Edie Spence, pornography bent cops El agujero del infierno paki bashing or anything else that takes The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) place during these three days but I think ignoring the fact that it actually used to happen and still does happen is even absurd than those who Teddy perpetrate such things there s no revelling in the gruesome details this is the true bleak reality of it and Lewis makes it clear that it s not a glamourous lifeCarter is a fascinating mix of hard case hitman hard boiled hero cocky geezer frightened boy regret filled and growing old a little bit of Alfie a major influence on The Limey and if Guy Ritchie hadn t read it he at least saw the movie before making Lock Stock Two Smoking Barrels Incredibly this novel was the basis for three movie adaptations but I think it s fair to say that none of them captured the true essence of the book Michael Caine may have come closest in 1971 but having seen it a couple of times I know for a fact it was toned down and several aspects changed despite my having forgotten the entire Calling Me Home plot by the time it came to reading the book Of the two American versions I would recommend the blaxploitation version Hit Man over the Stallone abomination every timeTed Lewis died at the horribly young age of 42 but wrote several novels after this one I think after the brilliant The Taint of Lovecraft promise shown in this novel I will have to check out of his work

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Doncaster and Jack Carter is home for a funeral his brother's Frank's car was found at the bot. 25 starsClassic British noir properly titled Jack s Return Home I understand why the film version is Get Carter much snappier It was written in 1970 and is actually set in Scunthorpe my hometown which is why I read it the blurb is wrong it s not Doncaster Jack just changed trains there The plot is fairly similar to the film with a few variations It is very much a book of its time and some of the dialogue is a little obscure she was a bit Harrison Marks I had to look that one upThe geography is a little out at times some of the road names were accurate others not but it wasn t far out The descriptions of the steelworkers pubs was accurate and the casual violence of the area is true to life The arrival of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent is depicted along with the tensions created in the local community The language is very strong the women are there as sexual objects or as victims of casual violence Now I reflect on it the treatment of all of the female characters is brutal Carter is an anti hero the only reason he is creating havoc is because it is his neice who has been exploited If it had been someone else s he would not have been bothered He is a cog in the wheel and ultimately stands no chance of winning The faults outweighed the nostalgia but I had to read it there aren t many novels set in Scunthorpe Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream properly titled Jack s Return Home I understand why the film version is Get Carter much snappier It was written in 1970 and is actually set in Scunthorpe my hometown which is why I read it the blurb is wrong it s not Doncaster Jack just changed trains there The Trial of a Feminizer plot is fairly similar to the film with a few variations It is very much a book of its time and some of the dialogue is a little obscure she was a bit Harrison Marks I had to look that one upThe geography is a little out at times some of the road names were accurate others not but it wasn t far out The descriptions of the steelworkers The Breach of Crowns pubs was accurate and the casual violence of the area is true to life The arrival of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent is depicted along with the tensions created in the local community The language is very strong the women are there as sexual objects or as victims of casual violence Now I reflect on it the treatment of all of the female characters is brutal Carter is an anti hero the only reason he is creating havoc is because it is his neice who has been exploited If it had been someone else s he would not have been bothered He is a cog in the wheel and ultimately stands no chance of winning The faults outweighed the nostalgia but I had to read it there aren t many novels set in Scunthorpe

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Alk to a few people Frank was a mild man and did as he was told but Jack's not a bit like that. Imagine The Revenger s Tragedy set in Scunthorpe in the 1960s a corrupt society a cast of villains and here s Jack Carter the biggest villain of the lot back home from London and out to avenge his innocent murdered brother Very Jacobean and very atmospheric When he arrives Jack s home town is encircled by the flames of furnaces and his descent into hell begins There are wonderful descriptions of people and places Here s our introduction to one of the local Mr Bigs Cyril Kinnear was very very fat He was the kind of man that fat men like to stand next to He had no hair and a handlebar moustache that his face made look a foot long on each side In one way it was a very pleasant face the face of a wealthy farmer or of an ex Indian army officer in the used car business but the trouble was he had eyes like a ferret s They had black pupils an eighth of an inch in diameter surrounded by whites the colour of the fish part of fish fingers Splendid stuff and Ted Lewis had a savage eye for contemporary detail Jack s brother s forlorn terraced house has all been lovingly modernized in cherry red formica and fake brassy material and there s even a list of the paperback authors on his bookshelf that tell you pretty much all you need to know about ordinary innocent brother Frank The Mr Bigs hang out in hugely expensive but eually tasteless homes And as for Scunthorpe it possibly gets a raw deal and then again possibly not Here comes the band in a local boozer While we d been talking the band had drifted on to the stage There was an old fat drummer in an old tux and a bloke on an electric bass and at the organ with all the magic attachments sat a baldheaded man with a shiny face a blue crew neck sweater and a green cravat They struck up with I m a Tiger Classic writing and a classic revenge tragedy Pity that Ted Lewis has gone His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch people Frank was a mild man and did as he was told but Jack's not a bit like that. Imagine The Revenger s Tragedy set in Scunthorpe in the 1960s a corrupt society a cast of villains and here s Jack Carter the biggest villain of the lot back home from London and out to avenge his innocent murdered brother Very Jacobean and very atmospheric When he arrives Jack s home town is encircled by the flames of furnaces and his descent into hell begins There are wonderful descriptions of The Doctors Dating Bargain people and Whispers of Feathers pleasant face the face of a wealthy farmer or of an ex Indian army officer in the used car business but the trouble was he had eyes like a ferret s They had black Entrepreneurial Vernacular part of fish fingers Splendid stuff and Ted Lewis had a savage eye for contemporary detail Jack s brother s forlorn terraced house has all been lovingly modernized in cherry red formica and fake brassy material and there s even a list of the Advanced C Programming by Example paperback authors on his bookshelf that tell you Poslije svega (After, pretty much all you need to know about ordinary innocent brother Frank The Mr Bigs hang out in hugely expensive but eually tasteless homes And as for Scunthorpe it Die Herrenschneiderei possibly gets a raw deal and then again


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  1. says:

    25 starsClassic British noir; properly titled Jack's Return Home I understand why the film version is Get Carter; much snappier It was written in 1970 and is actually set in Scunthorpe; my hometown which is why I read it the blurb is wrong it's not Doncaster Jack just changed trains there The plot is fairly similar to the film with a few vari

  2. says:

    When his brother dies in a drunk driving accident Jack Carter comes back to his home town for the funeral Since his brother never drank Jack is suspicious and digs into his brother's final days to figure out what happenedGet Carter is a dark murder mystery Set in 1960s England it features a bad man in a world of other bad men looking for h

  3. says:

    Hard man Jack Carter returns home to Doncaster following the unexpected death of his brother Frank Straight away the scene doesn't seem on the level; firstly the cause of death Frank drunk allegedly drove his car of a cliff doesn't fit given Frank hardly touched the hard stuff secondly Jack's bosses the criminally inclined

  4. says:

    This book was originally published in 1970 as Jack's Return Home Then in 1971 it was filmed as Get Carter starring Michael Cain and the book was subseuently re released with the new title This is a very dark hard boiled novel and it is credited with helping start the noir school of British crime fictionThe main protagonist Jack Carter works for a pair of dodgy blokes named Gerald and Les who skate along the edges of th

  5. says:

    It has to do with the introduction to the book written by Mike Hodges who directed the Michael Caine film classic of this but I couldn’t stop hearing “In a costal town they forgot to shut downCome Armageddon Come Armageddon Come

  6. says:

    Tell him Tell him I'm fcking comingOriginally titled Jack's Return Home this 1970 novel from Ted Lewis is the story of Jack Carter and his return to Doncaster from London after the death of his estranged older brother Jack is certai

  7. says:

    Psycho runs amok in a northern English town not Doncaster to revenge his brother’s death Satisfyingly grim but

  8. says:

    Having seen the original 1971 classic film version of Get Carter umpteen times over the years it was impossible for the film portrayals not to completely inform the story's characters in my mind's eye This familiarity also meant the s

  9. says:

    Imagine The Revenger's Tragedy set in Scunthorpe in the 1960s – a corrupt society a cast of villains and here’s Jack Carter the biggest vil

  10. says:

    Considering the movie adaptation of this novel is one of my favorite crime films it's hard to give the book that inspired the movie anything less than 5 starsThat said the book originally published as Jack's Return Home is a

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