: 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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Books by Alex Wheatle. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Pissdrunx1 rated it liked it Feb 08, Jan 01, Vasiti Ratusau rated it it was brixtln. Complications arise, however, when he finally meets his mother and then falls dangerously in love with his half-sister. A mixed race youth, Brenton has lived in a children’s home all his life.
Quite historical in a sense set in 80’s Brixton. The love interest was intriguing to say the least not a fan of the idea but understandable with the main characters up-bringing. Inspiring author and the book is good brixyon. Still, I did not really connect with any of the characters and, horrible as it may be, felt very white and brixtn and female while reading it.
Join Our Mailing List Join our mailing list and stay up to date with new books, special previews, special offers and much more. Start reading Brixton Rock on your Kindle in under a minute. Write a customer review. He wrote lyrics about his observations of everyday Brixton life. This book is a glimpse into that world. Return to Book Page. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Aug 09, Natasha Hall rated it liked it. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A must to complete – but what I have read so far has kept my interest at bay.
Share your thoughts with other customers. Wheatle lives in London. I completely fall allex love with the main character, Brenton. Vicky rated it liked it Feb 08, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Brixton Rock by Alex Wheatle
Sent from and sold by Amazon. The reggae slang Benton and his friends use is fascinating, funny and intricate and at some point I got used to it and it really flowed off the page.
The culture and athmosphere of the black neighbourhoods in London in the eighties is sketched in everyday scenes. A fascinating and authentic insight into British-Jamaican life in early s Brixton. The language in Brixton Rock is both a barrier and a reason to read it.
Aug 18, Chantel rated it really liked it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? But a strange series of events soon push him to the edge. I will never forget how rocm it was to travel through these pages, it was like being with Brenton each and every step of his turbulent journey. Dated, or ‘period specific’ terms lent authenticity and I found endearing; younger readers might experience said terminology differently?
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Paperbackpages. Refresh and try again. Really, really exciting story… Alex Wheatle will be a great writer…brilliant ending. The mystery and intrigue just keeps on coming as the suspense builds to an explosive ending.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. He witnessed and lived through the Brixton riots, its precursors and aftermath.
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