RARA-AVIS: David Peace/Nineteen Seventy Four

From: Mark Sullivan ( DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net)
Date: 05 Apr 2001

I ran across the above book today in a used bookstore. It's published by Serpent's Tail, but it's not a Mask Noir title.

The back jacket copy reads:

In Nineteen Seventy Four, David Peace brings the passion and stylistic bravado of a James Ellroy novel to this terrifyingly intense journey into a secret history of sexual obsession, greed and sadism -- the finest British crime debut since Derek Raymond's He Dies With His Eyes Open.

Now that is high praise, even if it does mistakenly call Raymond's book a debut (under that name, sure, but he'd written many as Robin Cook). However it's ad copy, not even a credited blurb. So, how is the book really? Anyone know?


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