Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

GBH
By

Rating
George Fowler heads a lucrative criminal syndicate that specializes in the production and distribution of 'blue films' - nasty illegal pornography. Fowler is king, with a beautiful girl at his side and a swanky penthouse office, but his entire world is in jeopardy. As his paranoia envelops him, Fowler loses trust in just about everyone. Juxtaposed with the terror and violence of Fowler's last days in London is the narrative of his hideout bunker in an English seaside town, where he skulks during the off-season amongst the locals, holding together the pieces of his empire.
Product Details

About the Author

Ted Lewis (1940 1982) spent most of his youth in Barton-upon-Humber in the north of England. After graduating from Hull Art School, Lewis moved to London and worked in advertising before becoming an animation specialist. A pioneer of British noir fiction, Lewis authored: the Jack Carter trilogy ("Get Carter," "Jack Carter s Law," and "Jack Carter and the Mafia Pigeon"), and six other novels: "Plender," "Billy Rags," " Boldt," "All the Way Home and All the Night Through," " The Rabbit," and his final masterpiece, "GBH.""

Reviews

Praise for GBH A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2015 "GBH is a novel as direct as it is stunning . . . I reckon he knew a good deal of what he was writing about from very close--perhaps dangerously so. That leaps out of the work immediately." --Derek Raymond, from the Afterword "A pulp-fiction triumph worthy of Jim Thompson or James Ellroy. I can't remember the last time I turned pages so eagerly... his work cuts to the bone, both literally and metaphysically." --John Powers, NPR's Fresh Air "One of the most coldly brilliant crime novels you will ever read . . . a mesmerizing story of power, love, hubris and betrayal--but, above all, the portrait of what one might call a tragic villain . . . Complicated in plot, propulsive in its narrative pace, beautifully structured, it is a book you'll want to read." --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "GBH shows Lewis stayed true to his unnerving vision and voice to the end, even while pushing it into farther-out places. This hitherto-obscure book's resurrection should further enhance the Lewis legend." --Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal "Ted Lewis wrote brilliantly about ruthless men clinging to their humanity with mordant wit and misguided but powerful senses of honor. That these quintessentially British novels are finally available in the US is real cause for celebration." --Scott Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of The Ice Harvest "Lewis is major." --Max Allan Collins, bestselling author of Road to Perdition "Ted Lewis is one of the most influential crime novelists Britain has ever produced, and his shadow falls on all noir fiction, whether on page or screen." --Stuart Neville, author of The Ghosts of Belfast "A must-read for all noir fans." --The Strand Magazine "His final novel and masterpiece . . . You won't find many nice guys upon these pages." --Dayton Daily-News "Lewis remains a sharp social anatomist of the hopelessness and soul-sucking dinginess of his era. Starting with [Get Carter], Lewis sketched the horror of a Britain where home was the kitchen sink, the sodden bar towel, the decrepit industrial landscape." --Barnes & Noble Review "Lewis gives new meaning to suspense with this masterly tale of a man's downfall and the bloody trail he leaves behind." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Lewis is universally recognized as the author of the book on which the classic movie Get Carter was based, but he was more than a one-book author. Seize the opportunity to read this prime example of Brit Grit that present-day practitioners such as J.J. Connelly and Jake Arnott have imitated but never bettered." --Library Journal, Starred Review "That bleak tale [Get Carter] of revenge became an influential crime-fiction classic, and deservedly so--but for some fans, his swan song [GBH] was an even bigger literary achievement." --Booklist, Starred Review "The dark storyline is punctuated by Lewis's bleak narrative and crackling dialogue, the plot full of foreboding, the climax an orgy of violence. And when you finally put the book down, you'll need a breather. They simply don't get any better than that." --Jim Napier, Reviewing the Evidence "While [Get Carter] will likely always be the most noted of Ted Lewis's nine novels, GBH, the final book Lewis published, is his masterwork." --The Life Sentence "It is like a sip of Absinthe on a three-day empty stomach, a book that will chill you and ricochet your thought process at least temporarily, if not permanently." --Bookreporter.com "Lewis' masterpiece." --BookPage "An impeccable sociologist of the gutter." --Kirkus Reviews Praise for "GBH" A "Washington Post"Notable Fiction Book of 2015 "GBH"is a novel as direct as it is stunning . . . I reckon he knew a good deal of what he was writing about from very close perhaps dangerously so. That leaps out of the work immediately. Derek Raymond, from the Afterword "A pulp-fiction triumph worthy of Jim Thompson or James Ellroy. I can't remember the last time I turned pages so eagerly... his work cuts to the bone, both literally "and" metaphysically." John Powers, NPR's "Fresh Air" "One of the most coldly brilliant crime novels you will ever read . . . a mesmerizing story of power, love, hubris and betrayal but, above all, the portrait of what one might call a tragic villain . . . Complicated in plot, propulsive in its narrative pace, beautifully structured, it is a book you ll want to read." Michael Dirda, "The Washington Post" ""GBH" shows Lewis stayed true to his unnerving vision and voice to the end, even while pushing it into farther-out places. This hitherto-obscure book s resurrection should further enhance the Lewis legend." Tom Nolan, "The Wall Street Journal ""Ted Lewis wrote brilliantly about ruthless men clinging to their humanity with mordant wit and misguided but powerful senses of honor. That these quintessentially British novels are finally available in the US is real cause for celebration."" " Scott Phillips, "New York Times"bestselling author of"The Ice Harvest " "Lewis is major.""" "" Max Allan Collins, bestselling author of"""Road to Perdition "" ""Ted Lewis is one of the most influential crime novelists Britain has ever produced, and his shadow falls on all noir fiction, whether on page or screen."""" """ Stuart Neville, author of""""The Ghosts of Belfast""" " "A must-read for all noir fans." " The Strand Magazine" "His final novel and masterpiece . . . You won t find many nice guys upon these pages." " Dayton Daily-News" "Lewis remains a sharp social anatomist of the hopelessness and soul-sucking dinginess of his era. Starting with ["Get Carter"]," " Lewis sketched the horror of a Britain where home was the kitchen sink, the sodden bar towel, the decrepit industrial landscape." Barnes & Noble Review "Lewis gives new meaning to suspense with this masterly tale of a man s downfall and the bloody trail he leaves behind." " Publishers Weekly," Starred Review "Lewis is universally recognized as the author of the book on which the classic movie "Get Carter" was based, but he was more than a one-book author. Seize the opportunity to read this prime example of Brit Grit that present-day practitioners such as J.J. Connelly and Jake Arnott have imitated but never bettered." "Library Journal," Starred Review "That bleak tale""["Get Carter"]""of revenge became an influential crime-fiction classic, and deservedly so but for some fans, his swan song ["GBH"] was an even bigger literary achievement." " Booklist," Starred Review "The dark storyline is punctuated by Lewis's bleak narrative and crackling dialogue, the plot full of foreboding, the climax an orgy of violence. And when you finally put the book down, you'll need a breather. They simply don't get any better than that." Jim Napier, Reviewing the Evidence "While ["Get Carter"] will likely always be the most noted of Ted Lewis s nine novels, "GBH," the final book Lewis published, is his masterwork." The Life Sentence "It is like a sip of Absinthe on a three-day empty stomach, a book that will chill you and ricochet your thought process at least temporarily, if not permanently." Bookreporter.com "Lewis' masterpiece." "BookPage" "An impeccable sociologist of the gutter." " Kirkus Reviews" " Praise for "GBH" "GBH"is a novel as direct as it is stunning . . . I reckon he knew a good deal of what he was writing about from very close to perhaps dangerously so. That leaps out of the work immediately. Derek Raymond, from the Afterword "A pulp-fiction triumph worthy of Jim Thompson or James Ellroy. I can't remember the last time I turned pages so eagerly... his work cuts to the bone, both literally "and" metaphysically." John Powers, NPR's "Fresh Air" "One of the most coldly brilliant crime novels you will ever read . . . a mesmerizing story of power, love, hubris and betrayal but, above all, the portrait of what one might call a tragic villain . . . Complicated in plot, propulsive in its narrative pace, beautifully structured, it is a book you ll want to read." Michael Dirda, "Washington Post" ""GBH" shows Lewis stayed true to his unnerving vision and voice to the end, even while pushing it into farther-out places. This hitherto-obscure book s resurrection should further enhance the Lewis legend." Tom Nolan, "The Wall Street Journal" "A must-read for all noir fans." " The Strand Magazine" "His final novel and masterpiece . . . You won t find many nice guys upon these pages." " Dayton Daily-News" "Lewis remains a sharp social anatomist of the hopelessness and soul-sucking dinginess of his era. Starting with ["Get Carter"]," " Lewis sketched the horror of a Britain where home was the kitchen sink, the sodden bar towel, the decrepit industrial landscape." Barnes & Noble Review "While ["Get Carter"] will likely always be the most noted of Ted Lewis s nine novels, "GBH," the final book Lewis published, is his masterwork." The Life Sentence "It is like a sip of Absinthe on a three-day empty stomach, a book that will chill you and ricochet your thought process at least temporarily, if not permanently." Bookreporter.com "Lewis' masterpiece." "BookPage" "Lewis gives new meaning to suspense with this masterly tale of a man s downfall and the bloody trail he leaves behind." " Publishers Weekly," Starred Review "Lewis is universally recognized as the author of the book on which the classic movie "Get Carter" was based, but he was more than a one-book author. Seize the opportunity to read this prime example of Brit Grit that present-day practitioners such as J.J. Connelly and Jake Arnott have imitated but never bettered." "Library Journal," Starred Review "That bleak tale""["Get Carter"]""of revenge became an influential crime-fiction classic, and deservedly so but for some fans, his swan song ["GBH"] was an even bigger literary achievement." " Booklist," Starred Review "An impeccable sociologist of the gutter." " Kirkus Reviews" "Ted Lewis wrote brilliantly about ruthless men clinging to their humanity with mordant wit and misguided but powerful senses of honor. That these quintessentially British novels are finally available in the US is real cause for celebration." Scott Phillips, "New York Times"bestselling author of"The Ice Harvest ""Lewis is major."" " Max Allan Collins," "bestselling author of""Road to Perdition "" "Ted Lewis is one of the most influential crime novelists Britain has ever produced, and his shadow falls on all noir fiction, whether on page or screen.""" "" Stuart Neville, author of"""The Ghosts of Belfast""" "From the Hardcover edition.""

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling GBH on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top