: Brixton Rock (): Alex Wheatle: Books. Brenton Brown is 16 years old. A mixed race youth, Brenton has lived in a children’s home all his life. Being reunited with his mother is the best thing th. Brixton Rock. Alex Wheatle. Set against the backdrop of the Brixton race riots in London in the s, this novel tells a story of overcoming obstacles from a.

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But hey I grew up on Star Wars so I could handle it! Alex’s brixtoj novel, Brixton Rockwas published to critical acclaim in Really, really exciting story He rlck lyrics about his observations of everyday Brixton life. Get to Know Us.

The story is very touching and it feels extremely real as you read it. A trip down memory lane in a lot of respects – very evocative of an era I remember, the rhythm and register of the prose was excellent – and I found myself nossing and laughing at the patois used. This book has such incredibly vibrant dialogue and description with the metaphors and similes used being like a refreshing change from old cliches.

Not for the faint hearted, it goes to places many of us would find uncomfortable If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Jim rated it it was ok Sep 30, When I finished reading the book, I rick missing Brenton and I couldn’t wait a day before buying the next volume called ‘Brenton Brown’. Some of the phrasing was a bit clunky and occasionally the dialogue the boys use sounds like it was from a a,ex era, but I’m not too bothered.


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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It was a strange occurrence how I got familiarized with this novel, it was by sheer accident I went into the local library. Partly because the weather was windy and down pouring with rain and an hour to spare.

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Look out for the next one but definitely read this narrative, it’s pacey; witty; his characters real and recognisable. He returned rofk Brixton in where he founded the Crucial Rocker sound system and performed his own songs and lyrics under the name of Yardman Irie.

Akungfunoise rated it really liked it Feb 23, This is a debut which confirms its author as a pro in prose. Hm, why do I always want to mention the negatives first?

Trivia About Brixton Rock. It had its flaws of course Want to Read saving…. Killer Terry Flynn also scars Brenton’s life and leaves him wanting revenge. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status.

A must to complete – but what I have read so far has kept my interest at bay.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Complications arise, however, when he finally meets his mother wheatke then falls dangerously in love with his half-sister. Add all three to Basket. But if the objective of the author was to reel readers into the world of Brixton especially those readers not familiar with the culture or life in Brixtonthen he had done a very poor job.


Start reading Brixton Rock on your Kindle in under a minute. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Being reunited with his mother is the best thing that has happened to Brenton. Oh, and I won’t leave any spoilers, but I wheatl one of the wgeatle of the book was unnecessarily yucky!

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He is a member of English PEN. Wheatle spent much of his childhood in a Surrey children’s home.

Oct 08, Valentina rated it it was amazing. Brixton Rock is a tribute to a place and time, as well as a study of loneliness, identity and the importance of friends and family.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Chris rated it it was ok Oct 26, I will never forget how engaging it was to travel through these pages, it was like being with Brenton each and every step of his turbulent jou I loved this book brixtln all my heart.

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