Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Get Carter on stage in Edinburgh

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 18 Jul 2006

If anyone else replies to this thread, could you please correct the spelling of Edinburgh in the subject line. Otherwise I'm going to wince and blush every time. Thanks.


At 06:36 PM 18/07/2006 +0000, Channing wrote:

>What a brilliant idea for a stage show. It should be one manly
>play. Too bad I live in Los Angeles, otherwise I'd go see it.
>While we're on the topic of "Get Carter" can anyone tell me why I
>can't find a copy of "Jack Carter and the Mafia Pigeon" for less
>than $60 online? I mean, it's a book published in 1979. It's a
>second sequel to a moderately popular novel. From all that I've
>heard the book isn't that good (I've read GBH also by Ted Lewis
>which I didn't like very much). And finally "Get Carter" was voted
>the #1 British movie ever by a British movie magazine. Why
>hasn't anyone re-released the book that inspired such a highly
>praised, cult classic film?
>I know that "Get Carter" or "Jack Returns Home" is fairly common
>in fairly new editions. And "Jack Carter's Law" the prequel was a
>pretty amazing hard-boiled book that's almost as good as "Get
>Carter." I just don't understand.
>Thanks for any help.

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