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Book Title: Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs|
The author of the book: D.D. Johnston
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 538 KB
Edition: AK Press
Date of issue: July 19th 2011
ISBN 13: 9781849350617
Read full description of the books Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs:Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs follows the adventures of a young Scottish lad who, not content with his lot in life as a fast food worker, forms an underground union with his friends, gets politicised, takes part in some of the spectacular anti-capitalist actions of the turn of the millenium then has his life unravel as his optimism fades as the movement stumbles.
Shot through with deadpan humour, it's both hilarious and heart wrenching. It's a good document of a particular era, as the optimism of the anti-capitalism movement waxes off the back of the success of J18 & Seattle then begins to wane over the events in Genoa & 9/11. It's also unflinching in it's honest depiction of Scottish working class life, taking the fucking rough with the smooth, neither romanticising the proles nor indulging in Welsh-esque rubber-necking.
All in, a great a debut novel and will look forward to more books from D.D. Johnstone.
Read information about the authorD.D. Johnston is a Scottish author, who now lives in Cheltenham, England, where he works as a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. His first novel, Peace, Love, & Petrol Bombs (AK Press), was a Sunday Herald Books of the Year for 2011 and has been translated into Spanish as Paz, amor y cócteles molotov.
His second novel, The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub, was a 2013 book of the year in the Morning Star, where it was described as 'determinedly extraordinary.'
His third novel, The Secret Baby Room, is a tense psychological thriller:
"As her own life falls apart, Claire risks everything in her quest. It’s an investigation that leads her not only towards the dark knowledge of past crimes but towards an understanding of the damaged lives of those around her. Johnston offers us a wonderfully gripping read, but also a compassionate and moving story of people struggling to survive at the margins of a rapidly changing city." - Crime Culture
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