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A raw, powerful first novel, The Football Factory centres on Tom Johnson, a reasoned 'Chelsea hooligan' who represents a disaffected society operating by brutal rules. We are shown the realities of life - social degradation, unemployment, racism, casual violence, excessive drink and bad sex - and, perhaps more importantly, how they fall into a political context of surveillance, media manipulation and division. Graphic and disturbing, occasionally very funny, and deeply affecting throughout, The Football Factory is a vertiginous rush of adrenaline - the most authentic book yet on the so-called English Disease.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099731917
ISBN-10: 0099731916
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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John King is the author of many novels, including The Football Factory, Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk and White Trash.

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