Post by tonguetwister on Oct 31, 2008 15:11:43 GMT
Hi to everyone, just joined and what a great place!!
Can anyone remember, or have ever come across, another 70's paperback called "The Boys" or "The Kids" (cant remember which).
It was around at the time of the Cave Allen and Norman era, I used to collect all the Angel books (well if Im honest I used to nick them from the stand outside the newsagents - you dont see those bookstands anymore do you).....
I had a copy when I was about 14 or so, lent it to my cousin and never saw it again. It had 4 main characters, Rod, Blondie, Chiv and another guy who wasnt too important (Denny?), and it was, for a teenager growing up in the times of the Pistols and the Clash, a great read! But I have never seen it again, and would lurve another copy.... any help would be just sooper, and if anyone wants to sell me a copy then hey have my soul baby!!
now don't get excited, i probably don't have the answer to your question but i'm gonna take a wild guess, just so the others can laugh at me and call me names when it turns out to be hopelessly wide of the mark! But i think somebody was telling me about this not so long ago and if i'm right, it's The Kids (Nel, 1976) by none other than Tony Parsons!
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
Blondie, Dogend, Rod and Chiv are The Kids OK They are the kids of today, the toughest in their tough world of high-rise flats, pills, booze, careless violence, petty crime, casual sex and drugs. The kids cut a violent swathe through the East End, terrorising dabce-halls, schools and soccer grounds. It's a life that leads to Borstal and the big, bad world of organised crime and dealing heroin to the grand people from across the tracks. But the good times don't roll for ever, and violence breeds violence- as The Kids discover, to their cost.
Not read it. This is the only copy I've ever seen, stole for only a couple of quid on e-bay a couple of years ago. Would say it ranks alongside Judas Freaks by Peter Cave and Agro by Nick Fury/Michel Parry in the rarity stakes.