SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home


  • Paperback
  • 224
  • Jack's Return Home
  • Ted Lewis
  • English
  • 20 October 2018
  • 9780749001216

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SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home SUMMARY ↠ KTIU.RU ✓ Ted Lewis Alk to a few people Frank was a mild man and did as he was told but Jack's not a bit like that. Psycho runs amok in a northern English town not Doncaster to revenge his brother s death Satisfyingly grim but I missed some leavening wit or intelligence Good read but no Red Harvest

SUMMARY ↠ KTIU.RU ✓ Ted Lewis

Jack's Return Home

SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home SUMMARY ↠ KTIU.RU ✓ Ted Lewis Doncaster and Jack Carter is home for a funeral his brother's Frank's car was found at the bot. 25 starsClassic British noir properly titled Jack s Return Home I understand why the film version is Get Carter much snappier It was written in 1970 and is actually set in Scunthorpe my hometown which is why I read it the blurb is wrong it s not Doncaster Jack just changed trains there The plot is fairly similar to the film with a few variations It is very much a book of its time and some of the dialogue is a little obscure she was a bit Harrison Marks I had to look that one upThe geography is a little out at times some of the road names were accurate others not but it wasn t far out The descriptions of the steelworkers pubs was accurate and the casual violence of the area is true to life The arrival of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent is depicted along with the tensions created in the local community The language is very strong the women are there as sexual objects or as victims of casual violence Now I reflect on it the treatment of all of the female characters is brutal Carter is an anti hero the only reason he is creating havoc is because it is his neice who has been exploited If it had been someone else s he would not have been bothered He is a cog in the wheel and ultimately stands no chance of winning The faults outweighed the nostalgia but I had to read it there aren t many novels set in Scunthorpe

SUMMARY Jack's Return Home

SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home SUMMARY ↠ KTIU.RU ✓ Ted Lewis Tom of a cliff with him inside Jack thinks that Frank's death is suspicious so he decides to t. Tell him Tell him I m fcking comingOriginally titled Jack s Return Home this 1970 novel from Ted Lewis is the story of Jack Carter and his return to Doncaster from London after the death of his estranged older brother Jack is certain that it was murder and will have his vengeance in this life or the nextTaking place between Thursday Night and Sunday morning there s no time to blink let alone breath as Carter tackles his problems at an unrelenting pace Having as much in common with kitchen sink dramas such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning as violent revenge thrillers like The Hunter the bodies still manage to pile up by the final page thanks to Carter s no holds barred attitudeLewis really captured the time and place with his prose the description of working class lifestyles in Britain in the 70s painted in true grim light and the attitudes are guaranteed to shock in this age of cotton wool and insane politcal correctness Not that I m advocating violence towards women rape murder and mayhem underage pornography bent cops paki bashing or anything else that takes place during these three days but I think ignoring the fact that it actually used to happen and still does happen is even absurd than those who perpetrate such things there s no revelling in the gruesome details this is the true bleak reality of it and Lewis makes it clear that it s not a glamourous lifeCarter is a fascinating mix of hard case hitman hard boiled hero cocky geezer frightened boy regret filled and growing old a little bit of Alfie a major influence on The Limey and if Guy Ritchie hadn t read it he at least saw the movie before making Lock Stock Two Smoking Barrels Incredibly this novel was the basis for three movie adaptations but I think it s fair to say that none of them captured the true essence of the book Michael Caine may have come closest in 1971 but having seen it a couple of times I know for a fact it was toned down and several aspects changed despite my having forgotten the entire plot by the time it came to reading the book Of the two American versions I would recommend the blaxploitation version Hit Man over the Stallone abomination every timeTed Lewis died at the horribly young age of 42 but wrote several novels after this one I think after the brilliant promise shown in this novel I will have to check out of his work Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin kitchen sink dramas such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning as violent revenge thrillers like The Hunter the bodies still manage to pile up by the final page thanks to Carter s no holds barred attitudeLewis really captured the time and place with his prose the description of working class lifestyles in Britain in the 70s painted in true grim light and the attitudes are guaranteed to shock in this age of cotton wool and insane politcal correctness Not that I m advocating violence towards women rape murder and mayhem underage pornography bent cops paki bashing or anything else that takes place during these three days but I think ignoring the fact that it actually used to happen and still does happen is even absurd than those who perpetrate such things there s no revelling in the gruesome details this is the true bleak reality of it and Lewis makes it clear that it s not a glamourous lifeCarter is a fascinating mix of hard case hitman hard boiled hero cocky geezer frightened boy regret filled and growing old a little bit of Alfie a major influence on The Limey and if Guy Ritchie hadn t read it he at least saw the movie before making Lock Stock Two Smoking Barrels Incredibly this novel was the basis for three movie adaptations but I think it s fair to say that none of them captured the true essence of the book Michael Caine may have come closest in 1971 but having seen it a couple of times I Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series #1 know for a fact it was toned down and several aspects changed despite my having forgotten the entire plot by the time it came to reading the book Of the two American versions I would recommend the blaxploitation version Hit Man over the Stallone abomination every timeTed Lewis died at the horribly young age of 42 but wrote several novels after this one I think after the brilliant promise shown in this novel I will have to check out of his work


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    SUMMARY Jack's Return Home Ted Lewis ✓ 1 SUMMARY SUMMARY ↠ KTIU.RU ✓ Ted Lewis 25 starsClassic British noir; properly titled Jack's Return Home I understand why the film version is Get Carter; much snappier It was written in 1970 and is actually set in Scunthorpe; my hometown which is why I read it the blurb is

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    SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home Ted Lewis ✓ 1 SUMMARY SUMMARY Jack's Return Home When his brother dies in a drunk driving accident Jack Carter comes back to his home town for the funeral Since his brother never drank Jack is suspicious and digs into his brother's final days to figure out what happenedGet Carter is a dark murder mystery Set in 1960s England it features a bad man in a world of other ba

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    SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home Hard man Jack Carter returns home to Doncaster following the unexpected death of his brother Frank Straight away

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    SUMMARY Jack's Return Home SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home SUMMARY ↠ KTIU.RU ✓ Ted Lewis This book was originally published in 1970 as Jack's Return Home Then in 1971 it was filmed as Get Carter starring Michael Cain and the book was subseuently re released with the new title This is a very dark hard boiled nov

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    SUMMARY Jack's Return Home SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home SUMMARY ↠ KTIU.RU ✓ Ted Lewis Tell him Tell him I'm fcking comingOriginally titled Jack's Return Home this 1970 novel from Ted Lewis is the story of Jack Carter and his return to Doncaster from London after the death of his estranged older b

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    SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home SUMMARY Jack's Return Home Psycho runs amok in a northern

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    SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home Having seen the original 1971 classic film version of Get Carter umpteen times over the years it was impossible for the film portrayals not to completely inform the story's characters in my mind's eye This familiar

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    SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home SUMMARY ↠ KTIU.RU ✓ Ted Lewis Ted Lewis ✓ 1 SUMMARY Imagine The Revenger's Tragedy set in Scunthorpe in the 1960s – a corrupt society a cast of villains and here’s Jack Carter the biggest villain of the lot back home from London and out to avenge his innocent m

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    SUMMARY è Jack's Return Home SUMMARY ↠ KTIU.RU ✓ Ted Lewis Considering the movie adaptation of this novel is one of my favorite crime films it's hard to give the book that inspired the movie anything less than 5 starsThat said the book originally published as Jack's Return Home is a hell of

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