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Show No Fear Redux a Bouncers Diary by [Carson, Bill]
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Do You Love True Crime Books? “Show No Fear” has all the action you need!

Show No Fear Redux

This is as close as the ordinary person will ever get or will ever want to get to the insular, dark and violent world of the nightclub bouncer. This is the real deal, a no holds barred account.

Bill is a good guy in tough world and you will see how the violence begins to alter his mind set.

“A short conversation or argument is generally the precursor to a fight, although sometimes your adversary can just start swinging after very little or sometimes no verbal sparring. There are some real nutters out there.” Bill Carson.

So if you are ready grab your baseball bat, pull on your body armour, bite down on your gum shield and follow Bill on his journey and enter the shady, dangerous realm of nightclub bouncers. This book is preordained to be a cult classic, this is a must read, quite simply a bouncer’s bible.

˃˃˃ Combat magazine book review. By Editor Malcolm Martin.

In 1993 Bill Carson was a night shift worker into weight training and martial arts, unhappy with his wage packet. That summer he decided to supplement his earnings with some door work, and kept a diary on the job.

What’s the book about?

This is the result of that diary, a book that delves into the murky world of the bouncer from Bill’s personal perspective. Bill worked the doors for five years and the book collects some of the more 'colourful’ incidents during that period.

What’s good about it?

If you like Geoff Thompson’s earlier biographical work, then this will be right up your street. The book is full of vivid encounters, unsavoury characters and ripe language, told in a personable manner with a measure of wit.


There has always been a market for this type of true crime book and Show No Fear Redux makes all the right noises, and is a fast paced compact read. To put it bluntly Carson’s book is the dog’s B****cks!

˃˃˃ **** I thought this book was pretty cool.

My older brother was a bouncer at a strip club in Vegas for several years and the stories he told were mind blowing. I liked that this book did the same, and tells about real experiences and how people really act. It’s got some language and violence (of course), but it is a fun read.

Goodreads review. Cayle.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 424 KB
  • Print Length: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Bill Carson Books; 1 edition (Aug. 13 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MPB8GV2
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7c7e7b0) out of 5 stars A World Where Things Can Go Terribly Wrong In An Instant! Jan. 1 2015
By Vision Quest - Published on
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After yet another "knife" injury at a popular night club a week ago, when I saw this book I was drawn to get it, out of sheer curiosity.

"Imagine going to work wearing body armour and knife-proof gloves and carrying a few other ‘protective items’." In this autobiographical account of the day-to-day life of a bouncer, you don't have to imagine it because author, Bill Carson describes everything in vivid detail.

Movies such as Patrick Swaye's "Roadhouse," and Chow Yun Fat's "Full Contact" are romanticized, action oriented thrillers featuring elite bouncers. Carson's book is the "reality" version, and is a fascinating journey into the often dangerous and unforgiving world of a "old-world" bouncer.

Carson starts the book with some very interesting tidbits of "bouncer" history. Bouncers are essentially guardians of an establishment and their origins date way back to the Ancient Greeks.

In today's world, bouncers have turned into security guards . In England and many other locations throughout the world, bouncers have to be trained in first aid, crowd control, and in the use of psychological techniques. They have to be licensed and are under numerous legal restrictions, which according to Carson puts them at terrible risk.

During the years when Bill Carson was a part-time bouncer the world of "the bouncer" was unlicensed and unrestricted and often attracted thugs, street fighters and ex-convicts. Carson's background and entry into the profession was as a Karate and boxing expert. His rough and brutal Karate training brought with it a moral code. Throughout his years as a bouncer, he determined to "treat people the way he would want to be treated," and deal with the rest as best he could.

The world of a bouncer, is by nature a violent world, where drunks and thugs seek out confrontations and fights. It is this world we see in the incidents Carson recorded in his diary.

If you regularly go to clubs, dance venues, and large parties you will gain a great appreciation for the people who are there to protect you. It won't just be "the guy" at the door anymore!

I sit at a computer all day long and this is a world that was totally beyond my comprehension! I found it to be an eye opening education and insight into a very different world, where things can go terribly wrong in an instant!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7c7e9fc) out of 5 stars Intriguing, sad and wholly captivating. Dec 22 2014
By Heather G - Published on
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Whenever I enter a club, I have honestly given little thought to the bouncers or door keeps, aside from the standard and incredibly practical ‘stay out of their way.’ I am not violent, I generally don’t get loud and I rarely hang with people that do, so my contact with Bouncers has been the polite nod or ID check. Now, after reading Bill Carson’s re-worked “Show No Fear; A Bouncer’s Diary – Redux,” I can’t get those gatekeepers out of my mind. I am visiting a club on New Year’s Ever and I know that I will be paying MUCH more attention to the man at the door than I ever did before…. And I am not quite sure that is a good thing.
This book, birthed from a diary of a Bouncer, is really a tale of human experience – though it hedges closer to the dark than the light. Bill, our ‘friendly’ Bouncer and narrator had run into all sorts of people in his varied career- some of them so unbelievable I had to read the chapter a few times. From his first physical trainings in a Dojo to his fledgling Door Duty at a birthday party in the 90’s through a successful business and everything in between, this is a violent and dark look at an underbelly few of us have ever considered.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7c7e9c0) out of 5 stars Awesome Book, Made My Week! March 14 2015
By David - Published on
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I was a little skeptical when I first saw this, I thought it was going to be a story of over-inflated egos and rudimentary gibberish; however I was wrong. The book is actually a very interesting piece and the author has a very relaxed, unique way of telling his story.

I liked the book a lot and passed it on to a couple of my friends that work in the industry; whom like it very much as well. It is nice to see that not every bouncer is as delusional and egotistical as the security I have been exposed to where I live.

I would check this out if you are looking for an up-close and personal experience with a humble man that has seen a lot or if you are just looking for a well-told and interesting story.

This book made my week and I am sure it will make yours as well, enjoy!
HASH(0xa7c7ecb4) out of 5 stars at least to be a good one anyway Aug. 28 2015
By sarah hardy - Published on
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Show No Fear Redux a Bouncers Diary is basically an autobiography of the authors own accounts of his time as a bouncer.

I have to say there is a lot more to being a bouncer than I first thought, at least to be a good one anyway. The author walks us through his teenage years when he was first introduced to karate and starting his bouncer career.

What follows is an array of true stories of situations that the author and his work colleagues faced on a normal nights work.

There are quite a few humorous parts in this book as well as some sad. There are quite a few people that the author worked with through his career that I would love to have met as they certainly stood out to me. Particularly one certain lady that sounded like a lot of fun who ran one of the places that he worked for.

Overall this is a great book that gives us readers an insight into the life of a bouncer and certainly makes for an interesting read. Don’t be expecting lots of blood and fights as you will be sorely disappointed, even though there is some in there that is only a small part of the story. This book will show you that there’s a lot more thinking actually goes on than just lashing out and hitting people, I certainly think it will surprise some readers.

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
HASH(0xa7c7f1ac) out of 5 stars Expectations exceeded June 1 2015
By Eric in TN - Published on
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Surprisingly good. I expected it to be a bit poorly written (my bias not knowing a single bouncer) but the book was not hampered by the language at all. I was entertained but wish the end didn't stop so abruptly.