: 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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Really, really exciting story… Alex Wheatle will be a great writer…brilliant ending. To ask other readers questions about Brixton Rockplease sign up. Not for the faint hearted, it goes to places many of us would find uncomfortable But a strange series of events soon push him to the edge. 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.

As a window onto a time and a place, it’s a pretty good job, and the characters are likeable for all their um The story however was not what I was expecting and quite an uncomfortable subject. Over all a good read.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wheatle’s debut novel, Brixton Rock, was adapted for the stage and performed at the Young Vic in July Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The culture and athmosphere of the black neighbourhoods in London in the eighties is sketched in everyday scenes.


A favourite of reading groups and libraries, he is the Wheatl most read Black British author. This is a debut which confirms its author as a pro in prose.

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I completely fall in love with the main character, Brenton. Showing of 19 reviews. A mixed race youth, Brenton has lived in a children’s home all his life. The story is very touching and it feels aex real as you read it. One person found this helpful.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. He is a member of English PEN. Oh, and I won’t leave any spoilers, but I thought one of the themes of the book was unnecessarily yucky! Apr 06, Colin rated it really liked it.

Brixton Rock

Following his release from prison he continued to write poems and lyrics and became known as the Brixton Bard. Pissdrunx1 rated it liked it Feb 08, The mystery and intrigue just keeps wheqtle coming as the suspense builds to an explosive ending.

I liked this a lot. Wheatle lives in London. Buy the selected items together This item: The author has obviously used history to their advantage. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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He returned to Brixton in where he founded the Crucial Rocker sound system and performed his own songs and lyrics under the name of Yardman Irie. Join Brixtln Mailing List Join our mailing list and stay up to date with new books, special previews, special offers and much more.


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Anyway, it had its flaws. This book has such incredibly vibrant dialogue and description with the metaphors and similes used being like a refreshing change from old cliches.

Jan 01, Vasiti Ratusau rated it it was amazing. See all Product description. Priscilla rated it really liked it Jun 09, Some familiar slang terms showing where south london slang language evolved from.

It was a strange occurrence how I got familiarized with this novel, it was by sheer accident I went into the local library. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

His early books are based on experiences from his life living in Brixton as a teenager and his time in social services care.