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Vinnie Got Blown Away

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Darkly comic, stylish and violent, Vinnie Got Blown Away offers a radical contrast from the British tradition of a murder mystery among the middle classes. It mixes without discrimination among black, white and Asian communities; it follows their speech patterns: cockney and Caribbean unite. It demonstrates the resilience in these communities, an ability to survive against all outside pressures and values.

Nicky Burkett finds his childhood friend Vinnie dead at the bottom of a tower block. He and his mates have a code of conduct which makes revenge inevitable. They have to find the villains - much more serious criminals than themselves - and then they have to take them on. The result is a hilarious hybrid of Elmore Leonard and Quentin Tarantino, with dialogue that crackles off the page and a wonderfully authentic sense of place.

Brilliantly reviewed on its initial release in 1995, Vinnie Got Blown Away holds a unique place in the British crime fiction canon, and is ripe for rediscovery by a new generation of readers.

'Audacious and outrageous.' Daily Telegraph

'Jaunty, exhilarating and original, with a feeling for street life that renders it sexy and poignant.' Literary Review

'A fast, funny trawl through the territory of London's new outlaw underclass. It is a masterly piece of storytelling.' Financial Times

'A short, sharp shock of a novel.' GQ

'Funny, violent and vivid.' Sunday Times


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Publisher: HopeRoad

Kindle Book

  • Release date: May 28, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781908446299
  • File size: 855 KB
  • Release date: May 28, 2015

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781908446299
  • File size: 855 KB
  • Release date: May 28, 2015

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781908446299
  • Release date: May 28, 2015

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook
PDF eBook

Languages

English

Darkly comic, stylish and violent, Vinnie Got Blown Away offers a radical contrast from the British tradition of a murder mystery among the middle classes. It mixes without discrimination among black, white and Asian communities; it follows their speech patterns: cockney and Caribbean unite. It demonstrates the resilience in these communities, an ability to survive against all outside pressures and values.

Nicky Burkett finds his childhood friend Vinnie dead at the bottom of a tower block. He and his mates have a code of conduct which makes revenge inevitable. They have to find the villains - much more serious criminals than themselves - and then they have to take them on. The result is a hilarious hybrid of Elmore Leonard and Quentin Tarantino, with dialogue that crackles off the page and a wonderfully authentic sense of place.

Brilliantly reviewed on its initial release in 1995, Vinnie Got Blown Away holds a unique place in the British crime fiction canon, and is ripe for rediscovery by a new generation of readers.

'Audacious and outrageous.' Daily Telegraph

'Jaunty, exhilarating and original, with a feeling for street life that renders it sexy and poignant.' Literary Review

'A fast, funny trawl through the territory of London's new outlaw underclass. It is a masterly piece of storytelling.' Financial Times

'A short, sharp shock of a novel.' GQ

'Funny, violent and vivid.' Sunday Times


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HopeRoad

    Kindle Book
    Release date: May 28, 2015

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781908446299
    File size: 855 KB
    Release date: May 28, 2015

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781908446299
    File size: 855 KB
    Release date: May 28, 2015

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781908446299
    Release date: May 28, 2015

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English