: 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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Brixton Rock by Alex Wheatle
Still, I did not really connect with any of the characters and, horrible as it may be, felt very white and middle-class and female brixtoj reading it. Though the male The language in Brixton Rock is both a barrier and a reason to read it. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Set against the backdrop of the Brixton race riots in Alec in the s, this novel tells a story of overcoming obstacles from a teen’s perspective.
Jessica rated it really liked it Jan bgixton, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Maxine Anderson rated it it was amazing May 15, Although I have yet to finished the novel, I cannot give a full and true critical review on this novel, but what I have read so far, has a feel of raw, inner-city concrete jungle elements to this story. Lainie Nelson rated it it was ok Jan 11, Susan Cane rated it liked it Oct 28, Please try again later.
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Wheatle spent much of his childhood in a Surrey children’s home. This book is a glimpse into that world. The language won’t be a barrier to anyone raised in London; to others, it could be. It had its flaws of course Return to Book Page.
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I love this book for so many reasons Marc rated it liked it Dec 05, Though the male characters are complex, the female characters are one-dimensional and defined by one character trait only. A mixed race youth, Brenton has lived in a children’s home all his life. A mixed race youth, Brenton has lived in a children’s home all his life.
Add all three to Basket. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Chris rated it it was ok Oct 26, As a window onto a time and a place, it’s a pretty good job, and the characters are likeable for all their um Jan 01, Vasiti Ratusau rated it it was amazing.
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 with all my heart. But hey I grew up on Star Wars so I could handle it!
A favourite of reading groups and libraries, he is the UK’s most read Black British author. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? 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.
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I did wonder if the riots themselves would feature and there was always a sense of rofk brewing. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Wheatle lives in London.