Red Mist Hardcover – 6 Sep 2003
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'Red Mist blew me away'... 'fascinating story about love, hope, and redemption' -- Black Belt Magazine
'A gripping read from start to finish. One of those rare books you just can't put down!' -- Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw
'One of the best new writers ever to come out of Britain' -- Ray Winston, Actor
'a compelling read'... 'Geoff Thompson writes straight from the heart and delivers every time' -- FHM Magazine
'action-packed and fast-paced' ... 'I thoroughly recommend it for anybody who enjoys a good thriller'. -- BBC Radio Kent (Regina Schinner)
'eloquent and emotive author who can create truly human characters in extreme circumstances without cliche and hyperbole.' -- BRIG - University of Stirling Student News
'impossible to get through this book without suffering momentary panics' -- Front Magazine
This man is very, very hard. -- Maxim
About the Author
Geoff Thompson is the author of over thirty books, a stage play and a BAFTA-winning short film. His autobiography, Watch My Back, has been adapted into a major motion picture, Clubbed. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Written from the viewpoint of a skint bricklayer who feels his life is going nowhere gives the book a poignant edge to it, as the main character, Martin, tries to make sense of where it all went wrong. He then gets involved in a "domestic" in a cafe and it changes his life for good.
One of the great things about all Geoff Thompson books is their brutal honesty about all factors relating to violence.If you like sickly sweet violence with a "goodie" fighting off five "baddies" with spinning flying kicks with no adverse consequences then this book will probably not be for you. The violence is raw, brutal and it gets the reader's adrenaline going, even from the comfort of your chair.
However as with Thompson's autobiography, Watch My Back, there is much humour in this book, much of it pretty dark. There are some hilarious analogies in the book and Geoff's descriptions of the books many characters are as sharp as a tack and you can really visualize their looks and mannerisms.
To summarize, Red Mist is a great read, blunt, poignant and quite moving in places.Buy it or miss out.
Geoff Thompson demonstrates that being born at the bottom of the piledoesn't mean you have to resign yourself to leading the same mind-numbingexistence as those around you. His down-to-earth account of Martin'srelentless struggle to come to terms with his past and the present showsus that what we do with our lives is all down to determination and nothingto do with fate.
Once again great humour (was in stitches at banter with 'fatty' & 'apple' in police car)if you trod this path or even if you haven't it will put a smile on your face. Yes the violence is dark and ugly, but that's because it is! To quote one of Geoffs favorite expressions "You can't polish a turd"!
Congrats to Geoff who is one of the nicest guys I've met, lol until you have to face him on the mats!!!
Quality Geoff roll on the next book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great read, would recommend, Geoff has a way of portraying himself in a honest way and keeping you interested throughout the book.Published on 27 Sept. 2013 by Roy Smith
This was not the kind of book I was expecting (My mistake). Having read the first 20 pages I found that this was a story book and I thought it was going to be something else. Read morePublished on 24 Feb. 2013 by Peter Fox
I had never read any books by the author geoff thompson before but wow what a fantastic book to read.
you feel that you are right in their with the main character. Read more
A neat plot with some interesting twists and turns runs through this book. (I did not find these plot twists at all predictable, as one other reviewer has commented, but maybe... Read morePublished on 21 May 2009 by Ben Stevens
It is obvious that Geoff knows what he is talking about when it comes to aggression and confrontation, considering his background, as a lot of this book reads like his other... Read morePublished on 13 Nov. 2008 by Boa