Nineteen Seventy-seven

Nineteen Seventy-seven

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David Peace's acclaimed Red Riding Quartet continues with this exhilarating follow-up to Nineteen Seventy-Four . It's summer in Leeds and the city is anxiously awaiting the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Detective Bob Fraser and Jack Whitehead, a reporter at the Post , however, have other things on their minds-mainly the fact that someone is murdering prostitutes. The killer is quickly dubbed the "Yorkshire Ripper" and each man, on their own, works tirelessly to catch him. But their investigations turn grisly as they each engage in affairs with the prostitutes they are supposedly protecting. As the summer progresses, the killings accelerate and it seems as if Fraser and Whitehead are the only men who suspect or care that there may be more than one killer at large.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2009, c2000.
ISBN: 9780307455093
Characteristics: 341 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: 1977


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Dec 22, 2010

The review of this book under "Reviews" is actually a review of the first book of the series, 1974. If you began with this book, it would be a very confusing read indeed. If you undertake the reading of this series, and I highly recommend that you do, you have to resign yourself to the fact that clarity won't be achieved until you read the fourth book, 1983.

May 16, 2010

This crime-thriller novel is part 2 of a 4-part series. Original, poetic, bleak and violent - it still remained a very compelling read. Perhaps if I had started with the first book, things would have been clearer. As it is, I found it to be a VERY confusing read, and actually haven't got a clue as to how it ended. On the 1001 books to read before you die list in 2006; it was removed from the 2008 list.

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