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Crumple Zone

Crumple Zone [Kindle Edition]

Nick Barlay
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I was hooked - a rare treat: intelligent, funny and written by one of the few guys around who can do everyday dialogue convincingly (Sunday Express)

A great dollop of vicarious tourism to savour without risking anything worse than the odd callus from compulsive page-turning (Time Out)

Fresh, insightful with truly interesting characters and some of the best dialogue this side of Elmore Leonard (Maxim)

Book Description

An important new contemporary voice, compared with a young Martin Amis.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 297 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sceptre (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #331,766 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Nick Barlay is the author of three widely acclaimed novels, Curvy Lovebox, Crumple Zone and Hooky Gear, which mapped London's subcultures. He was mentioned in Granta's 'Best of Young British Novelists' in 2003.

His fourth novel, La Femme D'un Homme Qui (The Wife of a Man Who), was published in France by Quidam and highly praised as a masterpiece.

He has also written short stories, award-winning radio plays and wide-ranging journalism for newspapers and magazines.

'Scattered Ghosts', his first non-fiction work, explores the 200-year history of his Hungarian Jewish family. It is published by I.B.Tauris in October 2013.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Realistic enough to be slightly disturbing 14 Mar 2001
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And you thought teacher's summer hoidays were boring... This book is the rollercoaster six-week 'break' of the main character Cee Harper. Cee is a secondary school teacher trying to be good and fighting her conscience which tells her to stay on the straight and narrow whilst in search of her missing, wayward, drug taking, all swindling, bass playing brother Dennie in the crack riddled sub-culture of London. The book portrays the underworld in an accurate and at times scary light which makes you damned glad to be on the right side of it all. It made me stay up and read and wore me out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good service! 6 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm quite satisfied - the book got to me on time and it met my expectations. I will definitely shop with the sellers again.
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