Arnott's book is basically a quick-read, light novel, but it uses some interesting devices from more "serious" literature to make an engaging little book. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2003 by John Russon
I couldn't put it down. The characters and locations seemed very real (They should, many were real.). Read morePublished on April 7 2003
I thoroughly enjoyed the original slant Arnott put on this book. While dealing with the same character throughout the book, he manages to use different views to keep the story... Read morePublished on May 28 2002
Harry Starks is a British recidivistic businessman (gangster of sorts) in the 1960s and 1970s who just happens to be homosexual. Read morePublished on July 4 2001 by "blissengine"
Arnott uses a variety of first-person voices to tell the story of the rise and fall of a '60s London crime boss in this largely entertaining trip back in time. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2001 by A. Ross
Those who have seen the Kurosawa film, Rashimon, knows Arnotts technique. Tell a story or parts of it from different peoples viewpoint and the right writer can deliver pure gold. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2000 by Henning Henning
Jake Arnott's debut is by turns funny, poignant, fascinating, exciting, and an interesting portrayal of the London underworld circa 1960 - 1980. Read morePublished on June 15 2000 by J. F Malysiak
Arnotts stylish if uneven debut is a clever crime chronicle of sorts. We get the career highlights of unsentimental Harry Starks - a part time club owner, racketeer, pornographer... Read morePublished on March 22 2000 by Daniel Sandstrm