Among the Thugs by Bill Buford audiobook

Among the Thugs

By Bill Buford
Read by Bill Buford

Random House Audio
9.60 Hours Unabridged
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They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.

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Summary

Summary

They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Animated, witty, and so pungent you can taste the stale lager. Washington Post Book World
Like Michael Herr or Ryszard Kapuscinski, Buford has witnessed events which can only be compared in intensity to those of a war ... an unflinching look into the festering soul of England ... a fuckin' great read. David Byrne
Brilliant ... one of the most unnerving books you will ever read. Newsweek
An important, perhaps prophetic, book ... both exciting and sad at the core.... [Buford is] a superbly talented reporter. The New York Times Book Review
A grotesque, horrifying, repellent and gorgeous book; A Clockwork Orange come to life. John Gregory Dunne 

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Author

Author Bio: Bill Buford

Author Bio: Bill Buford

Bill Buford has been a writer and editor for the New Yorker since 1995. Before that he was the editor of Granta magazine for sixteen years and, in 1989, became the publisher of Granta Books. He is also the author of Among the Thugs and Dirt. He was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and at Kings College, Cambridge.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 9.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English