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An Excellent Collection,
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This review is from: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Paperback)
of Alan Sillitoe's stories from the 50s. The title story is told in the trenchant, insubordinate tones of the young Borstal offender who lives and runs for himself, not any "pop-eyed, pot-bellied bastards" in Authority. The author creates a very powerful kind of Angry Young Man, a working class criminal, a refusnik, who is oddly sympathetic and even admirable - even after fifty years.