Monday, 16 March 2009

1974 by David Peace

DATE PUBLISHED: 1999 DATE READ: February 2009 NOTES: 1974 is written in a staccato, gritty style – short sentences, phrases and single words (usually profanities). Peace is obviously aiming at “noir” style – but it soon became very wearing for me. The story was confused and garbled after a promising beginning. I am clearly not the target audience – far too many expletives and bodily functions and fluids and gratuitous violence for me….. And am I alone in finding the violent sex scenes somewhat disturbing?

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