EBOOK NEW (The Damned Utd) ✓ David Peace

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  • The Damned Utd
  • David Peace
  • English
  • 05 December 2020
  • 9780571224333

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Characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¸ David Peace Read é The Damned Utd 102 David Peace ¸ 2 Characters Eeds United home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players The battle he'd face there would make or break the club or himDavid Peace's. Having once briefly worked with Cloughie in the late 1970s when I was promoting a series of football talk ins and he guested Shave your beard off young man were his first words to me and having enjoyed the uncannily accurate characterisation of this controversial figure on film by Michael Sheen I was particularly interested to catch up with David Peace s fictional portrayal the novel that inspired the filmSo glad I did Peace nails the self obsession the paranoia the manipulative but compelling speech and eccentric behaviour and above all the sheer neediness of the man who set out deliberately to create his own legend and came close to being destroyed by the ghost of another Don RevieThroughout we live in Cloughie s tortured mind first person voice for the Leeds episodes constantly switching to second person for Derby and other scenes of the past It s an uncomfortable lodging but the very best place to explore his troubled psyche and it does not restrict Peace who brilliantly illustrates the seedy shambling low level corrupt and amateurish nature of professional football in the 1970s and colourfully recounts the tale of Clough s 44 day tenure as Leeds United managerThis is a fascinating story seared by truth and a great character study powerful dramatic and original than any sporting biography or autobiography you are likely to read ghosted or otherwise It may not be as the cover claims the best novel ever written about sport Peace s own list of sources and acknowlegements throws up a couple of contenders for that title but it s certainly in the running

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The Damned Utd

Characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¸ David Peace Read é The Damned Utd 102 David Peace ¸ 2 Characters Overachieving and eccentric football manager Brian Clough was on his way to take over at the country's most successful and most reviled football club L. A remarkable piece of historical literature that just so happens to be centred in the world of English footballDavid Peace is clearly an exceptionally talented writer of semi noir stories His Red Riding uartet being the darkest bleakest deepest black that the modern take on the genre gets And on the face of it a fictional tale of a high profile sports personality from 1970s England doesn t automatically lead you in that direction His portrait of Brian Clough however ticks the majority of the boxes reuired of a noir protagonist and it is this portrait that lifts this novel head and shoulders above all other books about football and perhaps even as The Times said in its review every novel ever written about sportForty four days in the life of a disturbed genius Forty four chapters of self loathing and doubt interspersed with examples of his brilliance and an almost biographical look at how it was that Brian Clough came to be in the position he found himself in It plays out with a sense of inevitability the kind of relentless and futile struggle that you might find in such classic B movie noirs as Detour and the kind of psychological study of human nature that wouldn t be out of place next to the great names of 20th century literature like Graham Greene perhapsPeace really finds Clough amongst these words contrasting his speech patterns with his inner monologue to enhance the troubled genius aspect of him a constant repetition of words and phrases highlighting the driven nature of the man and again this skill is what marks Peace out as the award winning talent that he isWhilst this is a fictional tale it is based on fact and extensive research it becomes easy to villify the designated bad guys thanks in no small part to the talent of the author and it is this that got both him and his publisher in to legal trouble after publication After losing a libel case certain sections were removed from editions published after 2008 I was very happy to find myself in posession of a 2007 printing and read with great interest keen to discover what exactly was no longer deemed suitable for publication I must say I thought it a bit soft Johnny Giles really doesn t come off too badly especially not when compared to the conflicted drunken genius of the main characterThe movie adaptation was also very good but to my surprise on reading the novel painted Clough in a much friendlier light Whilst I enjoyed the movie it didn t really give you an insight in to the inner workings of the man and only really touched on the turmoil of his mind when compared to this book Both are excellent on their own meritsThis was a very easy read addictive to the point where I have put off all other activities where possible today to allow myself the pure pleasure of reading this novel without interruption Highly recommended for fans of powerful character studies as well as all those football fans impatiently waiting for the new season to start

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Characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¸ David Peace Read é The Damned Utd 102 David Peace ¸ 2 Characters Extraordinarily inventive novel tells the story of a world characterised by fear of failure and hunger for success set in the bleak heart of the 1970s. I am writing this two years after I actually read this book The reason I remembered this book is nothing than Leicester s glorious rise to the top this season which has been nothing less than a fairy taleWell Derby s rise was nothing less than a fairy tale either only made possible by the genius of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor They took a team hanging by the threads struggling at the bottom of the second division to the top of the first division Why Because of Clough s obsession with Don Revie of courseThis book explores Clough s inner demons his rise to glory his obsession with Revie and Leeds United and his subseuent failure as Revie s successor at Leeds The plot is nothing short of a top notch drama novel in itself Clough did go on later to win double European Cup with Nottingham Forest now Champions League but that is another storyGo take a read to experience of one the greatest sports stories ever told Or just watch the movie really Its great in itself with a spectacular performance by Michael Sheen QueenHome Multi-équipé Pet House Simulation Maison en Bois en Bois Luxe Villa de Construction de Cage Animal Domestique Fournitures experience of one the greatest sports stories