The Complete Richard Allen, Vol. 1

The Complete Richard Allen Vol The infamous pulp novels are now back in print Guaranteed sex violence and no brains Included in this anthology are Skinhead Suedehead and Skinhead Escapes
  • Title: The Complete Richard Allen, Vol. 1
  • Author: Richard Allen
  • ISBN: 9780951849712
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Complete Richard Allen, Vol. 1
    The infamous pulp novels are now back in print Guaranteed sex, violence, and no brains Included in this anthology are Skinhead, Suedehead, and Skinhead Escapes.
    The Complete Richard Allen, Vol. 1 By Richard Allen,
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  • Richard Allen

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name Richard Allen is the name on the front cover of the million selling Skinhead books The name was thought of by the editors at the London publishing firm New English Library and given by them to Jim Moffatt, one of a number of hack writers who churned out their books to order.Born of Irish extraction, Jim Moffatt went to Britain and learnt his trade writing up to six stories a week thrillers, spies, Westerns for pulp fiction magazines He moved on to writing books, and by the mid seventies reckoned he had produced 250 in the previous 20 years, at a rate of 10,000 words a day when deadlines were approaching Meanwhile, the managing director of the ailing New English Library imprint was desperate to make inroads into a new audience of younger readers his editorial board came up with the idea of commissioning a novel set in the emerging skinhead subculture In six days Moffatt wrote Skinhead The book was an immediate hit, and many of its youthful readers were convinced that the author was a real hooligan, not a 55 year old Canadian who always wore a jacket and tie and whose lurid tales of sex and street violence were written from the same seafront cottage in Sidmouth in which he also penned a column for the local paper Soon after Skinhead Farewell Moffatt s real life relationship with NEL came to an end.Moffatt died of cancer in the early nineties, just at the time when the skinhead style was coming back into fashion.

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  • If rather than driving a taxi, Travis Bickle had instead become a pulp paperback writer in order to pay the bills and find an outlet for his simmering rage, his books would probably resemble Allen s pretty closely The novels are permeated with the desire to at last see a real rain wash the scum off the streets characters representing law and order assail the decadence of the permissive society and the welfare state , speculating on how a dictator could take care of the skinheads and other undesi [...]


  • This is kind of in the same vein as that crap I read sometimes like The Penetrator, or Nick Carter The stories are really cookie cutter The skinhead does some bad things, maybe beats up hippies or something, he does something else bad, and then he gets caught and he goes to jail The next story he gets out, finds that being a skinhead now means being a suedehead.oh i was a good lay, good lay , which is like a skinhead with hair, does some bad stuff, gets arrested Guess what happens in the third b [...]


  • Perhaps in one word explotation But on the other hand the mysterious Richard Allen wrote numerous books about sub culture British teenager groups and all of them fiction and probably to make a fast buck pound Nevertheless it s fascinating to see how a sub culture survives and is mirrored via the written word or narrative I think to look at a culture, one must also take in the literature that is either produced in this group s or by an outside observer And if nothing else, it s a remarkable docum [...]


  • This book isn t that well written Its characters are stereotypes Frankly, it gives a subculture a bad name I still liked it, though It is pulp fiction, meant to be entertainment and hardly aspiring to anything beyond that.




  • Pulp, youthfiction, brutal, recogniseable, not so nice, moral stories, no depth, good research, addictive, nostalgia The complete Allen series


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