The Football Factory Paperback – 6 May 2004
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The best book Ive read about football and working-class culture in Britain in the nineties. -- Irvine Welsh
'The best book I've read about football and working-class culture in Britain in the nineties. Buy, steal or borrow a copy now' Irvine WelshSee all Product Description
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The main difference between this book and the film is that the book has vignettes of characters such as Mr. Farrel the old pensioner war veteran and Will Dobson, the middle-aged journalist slotted in between the accounts of violence, male comeradery, drinking and sex. These provide interesting counter-balancing points of views on the topics with which the book is concerning itself - the state of modern football, the media, differences between generations, law and order, class, racism and gender.Read more ›
Another reviewer, who only gave this book two stars, criticizes the book by saying it's Arthur Seaton meets Clockwork Orange. But what's wrong with that? I have a feeling that King has been influenced by both Alan Sillitoe and Anthony Burgess.
I have not read anythong by John Hall before,but I enjoyed his style, and will certainly be reading some of his other books.
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..but this book makes an honourable attempt to explain the motivations of the protagonists of the football related violence that occurred during that time. COYS!!Published 13 months ago by damonb602
Outstanding book about football, violence, alcohol and White Trash from a first person view. King doesn't defend it, just presents it brilliantly and beliavably and lets us make... Read morePublished on 7 July 2014 by Jan Patrik Sahlstrøm
The condition was quite old possible from a second hand shop (by the smell) but was intact and good value for the amount paid.Published on 24 Mar. 2014 by Kate Chapman
In the first person narrative, the main character makes some cogent social observations and is mostly convincing. Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2010 by Mr. Edmund A. Bloxam
Most football fiction for adults is rubbish. This is great. I read it the week it came out when I was a bookseller and no book has ever surpassed it.Published on 15 Aug. 2010 by Tom Palmer
Extremely good quality, new book, you can still smell the new in the pages, mint condition, good price, as it says on the cover ¨buy one, borrow one or steal one now!¨Published on 9 Nov. 2009 by Spetcu Dan Alexandru