: 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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A trip down memory lane in a lot of respects – very evocative of an era I remember, the rhythm and register brixtno the prose was excellent – and I found myself alec and laughing at the patois used. Jim rated it it was ok Sep 30, Partly because the weather was windy and down pouring with rain and an hour to spare.

But if the objective of the author was to reel readers whfatle the world of Brixton especially those readers not familiar with the culture or life in Brixtonthen he had done a very poor job. Arcadia Books; New Ed edition 1 Jan. It was a strange occurrence how I got familiarized with this novel, it was by sheer accident I went into the local library.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, alxe, or computer – no Kindle device required. Sam Hesketh rated it it was ok Nov 30, Given how comprehensively gentrified Brixton has become, it’s very valuable and interesting to have this memento of its previous incarnation. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


Weatle felt the urge to know what was gonna happen to him. Lists with This Book. As I entered the library, I picked up the first book I clasped my eyes on as I had an hour before my booked appointment to ‘past the time’ I began reading, the first few pages really gripped my attention and I found myself engrossed with the aspects of the story and events within a harsh environment a reality frame work of identity behind the closed walls of prison life.

He is working on a brixfon book about Black Britain and on Young Adult novels.

Really, really exciting story… Alex Wheatle will be a great writer…brilliant ending. Wheatle gives us a fascinating snapshot of black English in the early eighties Daily Telegraph ‘Alex Wheatle’s narrative is pacey; witty; his characters real and recognisable. But hey I grew up on Star Wars so I could handle it! Born in to Jamaican parents living in Brixton, Alex Wheatle spent most of his childhood in a Surrey children’s home.

A mixed race youth, Brenton has lived in a children’s home all his life. Vicky rated it liked it Feb 08, It burst at every seam of anger and harrowing feelings of neglect and isolation.

Complications arise, however, when he finally meets his mother and then falls roc in love with his half-sister. Lainie Nelson rated it it was ok Jan 11, Want to Read saving…. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. But a strange series of events soon push him to the edge.


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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The culture and athmosphere of the black neighbourhoods in London in the eighties is sketched in everyday scenes. Really, really exciting story Get to Know Us. This is a very promising debut’ Times.

Published April 1st by Arcadia Books first published The main story is so true of children brought up in care then find their birth families. I’m bgixton just old enough to remember the Brixton Riots and being a white girl from N Ireland I knew nothing about why it happened.

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Miranda rated it liked it Jan 07, The language in Brixton Rock is both a barrier and a reason to read it. The mystery and intrigue just keeps on coming as the suspense builds to an explosive ending.

See all free Kindle reading apps. Return to Book Page. Alex’s first novel, Brixton Rockwas published to whsatle acclaim in Following his release from prison he continued to write poems and lyrics and became known as the Brixton Bard.

When I finished reading the book, I was missing Brenton and I couldn’t wait a day before buying the next volume broxton ‘Brenton Brown’. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Though the male The language in Brixton Rock is both a barrier and a reason to read it.