Twenty five years ago the miners strike pitted ‘the Government against the People’ and David Peace’s novel ‘GB 84′ is an evocative and provocative thriller based on the events of that time. Peace recounts strong views surrounding Britain’s social and political past. Despite the events being a quarter of a century ago the tale is highly relevant and informative for today’s generation.
David Peace earned the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and some great reviews – ‘We will see much discussion of the strike this year… None will be more atmospheric, affecting, thought provoking and readable than GB84.’ Yorkshire Post; ‘A conspiracy thriller laced with apocalyptic poetry.’ Independent; ‘Haunting, seminal, bleak, iconic, furied’ Observer; ‘Quite simply this is one of the most forceful and relentless slabs of prose I’ve ever encountered – and although I may not have succeeded in making it sound like it, that’s a definite compliment’ Amazon customer review.
David Pearce also wrote the Red Riding Quartet filmed as a trilogy on DVD