[Epub] ↠ Brighton Boy Author Helen Zahavi – Jwdfitness.co.uk

Brighton Boy A Struggling Young Artist, Scorned By His Girlfriend And Humiliated By His Peers, Dreams Of Success And A House Price Crash Drawn Into A Reckless Attempt At Forgery, He Hooks Up With A Plausible And Well Bred Conman And They Embark On A Scam Which Ends In Violence And Murder Running And Hiding From A Relentless Foe, Forced To Watch As His Life Disintegrates, He Finally Connects With His Inner Thug And Wreaks Brutal Revenge On All His Tormentors.The Tone Is Dark, The Humour Black, And At Its Core Is The Iron Reality Of That Thing Called Money Who Has It And Who Doesn T, The Lack Of It And The Longing For It Weaving In Themes Of Envy And Privilege, Of Wealth And Exclusion, Brighton Boy Is A Vivid Snapshot Of Our Times, And Plugs Into The Rage Of That Lost Generation Which Is Priced Out Of Housing And Locked Out Of The Good Life.Reviews Of The Author S Books Zahavi Is An Original, A Literary Outlaw Jason Cowley, The Times An Act Of Writing That Is Avant Garde In The Literal Sense A Literary Turning Point Naomi Wolf, New Statesman And Society Beautiful, Elegant, Stylish, Graphic, Unputdownable The Sunday Times A Dark And Brilliant Book James Runcie, The Daily Telegraph Glinting, Rapier Wit Publishers Weekly A Slim, Sharp Stiletto Of A Book Jim McClellan, I D Magazine I Can Still Remember The Visceral Shock I Felt As A Young Single Woman Reading Helen Zahavi S First Novel, Which Burst Upon A Rather Staid Early 1990s U.K Literary Scene Like A Firework Louise Doughty, Wall Street Journal Danger And Violence Are Helen Zahavi S Stock In Trade Cressida Connolly, Tatler As A Piece Of Stylized Thuggery Mordant Humour Run Riot The Effect Is Stunning Marie Claire Taut Prose, Black Humour And A Confrontational Style Make This A Challenging And Terrifyingly Funny First Novel Time Out It S As If Quentin Tarantino Was On A Writing Sabbatical In North London Stacked With Smart Dialogue And A Vivid Sense Of Location, It Is A Virtually Ready Made Offering To That Tiny Corpus Of Cockney Gangster Movies That Can Hold Their Own Against The Hollywood Model Gerald Jacobs, Independent On Sunday


About the Author: Helen Zahavi

Helen Zahavi is a British novelist who worked as a Russian English translator before becoming a writer Her first novel, Dirty Weekend 1991 , is about a young woman who is tormented by a predatory neighbour until she finally has enough So with a smile on her lips and a gun in her hand she goes out in the night and kills seven perverts in two days.The book caused a media storm on publication and


10 thoughts on “Brighton Boy

  1. says:

    I actually felt really sorry for Danny as no matter how he struggled to better himself, he was thwarted in every way It doesn t make for an easy read

  2. says:

    Enjoyed this, though the ending was a bit lame, finding salvation through the girl and her saving him was a bit too unbelievable But the dialogue was great to read and the baddies were particularly nasty.

  3. says:

    very good

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