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The Punk by Gideon Sams

Postby Ringo » Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:42 pm

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Postby tim p » Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:56 pm

Many years ago yes. I don't remember it being very good. Wasn't it written by a 14 year old? I think it was pretty much of it's time... another time and another place it would probably never have got any further than the school exercise book that he first wrote it in.
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Postby Bilko » Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:57 pm

No, but I've read something about it. Apparently it was thrown away and saved from the rubbish.
For those of us who considered punk 'art school' music it's fun to see that this 'original' novel is by someone called Gideon.
I have got a copy of Tony Parsons New English Library book 'The Kids'. Move over Joe Hawkins!
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Postby tim p » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:09 pm

Yeah I've got that one too Bilko...it's pretty bad but better than the Punk. The cover is wicked though.

I used to love all those New English Library pulp novels - mainly for the covers though.
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Postby dots69 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:45 pm

surely not those Richard Allen books Tim ?

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Postby Mario 2 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:30 pm

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Postby tim p » Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:26 pm

surely not those Richard Allen books Tim ?


Amoung otheres yes Dots but I was never restricted to those. You can't forget all the Biker ones:

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And general stuff like Tony Parsons book and another favourite of mine Gang Girls by Masie Moscow (though the writers name was/is more interesting than the actual story line).

That's an interesting site Mario...looks like Ringo doesn't have to worry about buying the book as he can read it all there.

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Postby Bilko » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:38 pm

[quote="tim p"]Yeah I've got that one too Bilko...it's pretty bad but better than the Punk. The cover is wicked though.

I used to love all those New English Library pulp novels - mainly for the covers though.[/quote]

Being a poet I've ensured that all my NELs are in me front room book case. The bloke from The Times was quite impressed!
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Postby jb welda » Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:09 pm

ohhhh english hells angels.

now im *really* scared. they might throw their tea at me.

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Postby Fargo » Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:11 pm

Uh oh, you're just a step away from Sven Hassel here
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Postby Bilko » Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:41 pm

[quote="Fargo"]Uh oh, you're just a step away from Sven Hassel here[/quote]

and that's not too far from (though better than) Leo Kessler
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Postby tim p » Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:43 pm

Yeah I used to like Sven Hassel...used to think the stories were real. :roll:
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