: 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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Partly because the weather was windy aelx down pouring with rain and an hour to spare. The mystery and intrigue just keeps on coming as the suspense builds to an explosive ending.

This book has such incredibly vibrant dialogue and description with the metaphors and similes used being like a refreshing change from old cliches. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. I love this book for so many reasons See all free Kindle reading apps.

Inspiring author and the book is good too. His books are on school reading lists and Alex takes part in Black History Month every year, working with Booktrust and the Children’s Discovery Centre to promote reading.

Vicky rated it liked it Feb 08, Really, really exciting story See our Returns Policy. The language in Brixton Rock is both a barrier and a reason to read it.

I completely fall in love with the main character, Brenton. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Description of the area and things going on at the time are very easy to relate to. Jessica rated it really liked it Jan 28, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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Brixton Rock

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.

Mar 04, Carlos Martinez rated it really liked it. Anyway, it had its flaws. Start reading Brixton Rock on your Kindle in under a minute. Allex Cane rated it liked it Oct 28, Want to Read saving…. Really, really exciting story… Alex Wheatle will be a great writer…brilliant ending. Add all three to Basket. James and John Steinbeck.

A fascinating and authentic insight into British-Jamaican life in early s Brixton. Kirsty rated it liked it Oct 08, Books by Alex Wheatle. The writing was poor and fail wheaatle build up momentum – but maybe because i could not appreciate the Brixton slang. It was a strange occurrence how I got familiarized with this novel, it was by sheer accident I went into the local library.

Brixton Rock: : Alex Wheatle: Books

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. Alex’s first novel, Brixton Rockwas published to critical acclaim in Killer Terry Flynn also scars Brenton’s life and leaves him wanting revenge. Look out for the next one but definitely read this narrative, it’s pacey; witty; his characters real and recognisable.


Over all a good read. He now visits schools, colleges, universities, libraries and prisons facilitating creative writing classes and performing inspiring speeches.

Like my old estate in the 80s all real. Marc rated it liked it Dec 05, wheqtle Published April 1st by Arcadia Books first published Skip to main content.

Wheatle lives in London. See all 19 reviews. Some of the phrasing was a bit clunky and occasionally the dialogue the boys use sounds like it was from a later era, but I’m not too bothered. Refresh and try again. Maxine Anderson rated it it was amazing May 15, Born in to Jamaican parents living in Brixton, Alex Wheatle spent most of his childhood in a Surrey children’s home.

The pace doesn’t really pick up and some of the events were simply too problematic for me to really understand or, rather, want to understand. I will never forget how engaging it was to travel through these brixto, it was like being with Brenton each and every step of his turbulent journey.

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But a strange series of events soon push him to the edge. By Wheatle was residing in a social services hostel in Brixton, South London. Write a customer review.