Get Carter

Get Carter

Book - 2014
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"Famously adapted into the iconic film starring Michael Caine, Get Carter--originally published as Jack's Return Home--ranks among the most canonical of crime novels. With a special Foreword by Mike Hodges, director of Get Carter. It's a rainy night in the mill town of Scunthorpe when a London fixer named Jack Carter steps off a northbound train. He's left the neon lights and mod lifestyle of Soho behind to come north to his hometown for a funeral--his brother Frank's. Frank was very drunk when he drove his car off a cliff and that doesn't sit well with Jack. Mild-mannered Frank never touched the stuff. Jack and Frank didn't exactly like one another. They hadn't spoken in years and Jack is far from the sentimental type. So it takes more than a few people by surprise when Jack starts plying his trade in order to get to the bottom of his brother's death. Then again, Frank's last name was Carter, and that's Jack's name too. Sometimes that's enough. Set in the late 1960s amidst the smokestacks and hardcases of the industrial north of England, Get Carter redefined British crime fiction and cinema alike. Along with the other two novels in the Jack Carter Trilogy, it is one of the most important crime novels of all time"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Syndicate Books,, 2014
ISBN: 9781616955038
1616955031
Call Number: F LEWIS TE
Characteristics: v, 217 pages ; 20 cm

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slang123
Jul 11, 2016

Take a grim plot and write a bunch of words without much punctuation, and you've got "Get Carter".

Really unclear to me what made this book a "classic" - perhaps the fact that it got made into more than one movie???

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