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by Jerry Raine

  • ISBN: 1899344136
  • Author: Jerry Raine
  • ePub ver: 1958 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 184
  • Publisher: Do Not Pr; 1st edition (April 23, 1997)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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Raine vividly captures the world of stunted ambitions and their evil consequences". - Simon Brett, author of the Charles Paris series

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Finely crafted.... Raine could easily join the rank of John Harvey and Michael Dibden.""--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review). ""A quietly jolting first novel.... Offers an unsparing look at some sullen hoods and their dead-end lives in an economically depressed London suburb.""--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review. ""A haunting story...gritty, gray, suffocating reality.""--Booklist
Comments (3)

JoJosho
Smalltime by Jerry Raine is about three men, or blokes as they might refer to themselves, who lead rather marginal lives in a suburb of London. Ranging in age from 25 to 35, the three: Chris, Kevin and Dashy, are under or unemployed, poorly educated, directionless and not above engaging in smalltime criminality.

Chris works as a clerk in a shop called The Wine Seller and lives in a single room at the YMCA. Kevin is an unemployed truck driver who lives with his father. And Dashy, the most troubled of them all, lives with his parents and spends most of his waking hours at the "bookies".

Rather than being plot driven, this book is very much a character driven one. Author Jerry Raine does a great job in imparting to the reader the bleakness of these characters' lives, the hopelessness, the foregone conclusion that everything they undertake is doomed to failure. In the hands of a lesser writer, such depressing subject matter could easily become quite tiresome. Fortunately Raine was up to the task and Smalltime is an interesting and compelling study of lives lived on the edge.

A very respectable debut novel. Highly recommended.
Usishele
So-so peek into very small time crime perpetuated by non-criminals. The ostensible hero, Chris, is mugged by the inept Leo, setting into motion a chain of events that will lead Chris, Leo, and Leo's buddy Kevin into a triangle of crime. All three are 25-35 and living dead-end lives in a London suburb. Chris' prospects are starting to look up very slightly (he lives in a YMCA) when he tries to juggle two new women. Predictable results ensue with the women, and the smalltime crime ends up in multiple tragedy. Trés bleak.
Mr.mclav
The cover of this novel instantly grabbed me. A grainy black and white picture of an ashtray with a joint in it, a glass of Whisky and open wrap containing some kind of white powdered narcotic. 'Chris is drawn into the dangerous and seedy underworld of Suburban London', promised the blurb. Why there was a picture of drink and drugs on the cover and where this 'seedy underworld' appeared in the book are both still a complete mystery to me. Chris, a down on his luck bloke living in a local YMCA and working at a local off licence is mugged one night as he takes the day's takings to the bank. The rest of the book is the rather cheerless and morose tale of how he finds his attacker and his accomplice, and how he gets embroiled in their dodgy ways. It ends predictably and offers no twist or suprises. Meanwhile there is a dreary and rather pointless love triangle sub-plot, where the sex scenes are cut short like some television film before the watershed. The book completely fails to deliver. This is supposed to be the suburban south London underworld in 1992 yet there is none of the colourful, cocky language and biting wit you would expect. The characters are cardboard and strangely out of place and perhaps time. A man of the world in his early thirties in south London simply does not listen to Country and Western! This is supposed to be the suburban London underworld, post acid house, 1992, the height of the UK rave scene. And what is this fairly hip, good looking young man listening into? Country and Western! The language is monotone, dull and humourless and it seems to occasionally break into out-of-place North Americanism's such as 'you bet' and 'sure thing'. This is suburban London in 1992, 'safe' or 'sorted' I'll happily accept but 'sure thing', it just doesn't convince. I gave the book two stars simply because I didn't give up on it, although I was tempted more than once. With so many good books out there I couldn't honestly recommend this to anyone

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