[Ted Lewis] Jack's Return Home [movies Book] ePUB


  • Paperback
  • 224
  • Jack's Return Home
  • Ted Lewis
  • English
  • 07 July 2018
  • 9780749001216

10 thoughts on “Jack's Return Home

  1. says:

    25 starsClassic British noir; properly titled Jack's Return Home I understand why the film version is Get Carter; much snappier It was written in 1970 and is actually set in Scunthorpe; my hometown which is why I read it the blurb is wrong it's not Doncaster Jack just changed trains there The plot is fairly similar to the film with

  2. says:

    When his brother dies in a drunk driving accident Jack Carter comes back to his home town for the funeral Since his brother never drank Jack is suspicious and digs into his brother's final days to figure out what happenedGet Carter is a dark murder mystery Set in 1960s England it features a bad man in a world of other bad men looking for his brother's murderers It was adapted into a classic movie in 1971 starring Michael Caine and

  3. says:

    Hard man Jack Carter returns home to Doncaster following the unexpected death of his brother Frank Straight away the scene doesn't seem on the level; firstly the cause of death Frank drunk allegedly drove his ca

  4. says:

    This book was originally published in 1970 as Jack's Return Home Then in 1971 it was filmed as Get Carter starring Michael Cain and the book was subseuently re released with the new title This is a very dark hard boiled nov

  5. says:

    It has to do with the introduction to the book written by Mike Hodges who directed the Michael Caine film classic of this but I couldn’t stop hearing “In a costal town they forgot to shut downCome Armageddon Come Armag

  6. says:

    Tell him Tell him I'm fcking comingOriginally titled Jack's Return Home this 1970 novel from Ted Lewis is the story of Jack Carter and his return to Doncaster from London after the death of his estranged older brother Jack is certain that it was murder and will have his vengeance in this life or the nextTaking place bet

  7. says:

    Psycho runs amok in a northern English town not Doncaster to revenge his brother’s death Satisfyingly grim but I missed

  8. says:

    Having seen the original 1971 classic film version of Get Carter umpteen times over the years it was impossible for the film portrayals not to completely inform the story's characters in my mind's eye This familiarity also meant the story hel

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    Imagine The Revenger's Tragedy set in Scunthorpe in the 1960s – a corrupt society a cast of villains and here’s Jack Carter the biggest villain of the lot back home from London and out to avenge his innocent murdered brother Very Jacobean and very atmospheric When he arrives Jack’s home town is encircled by the flames of furnaces – and his descent into hell begins There are wonderful descriptions of people and

  10. says:

    Considering the movie adaptation of this novel is one of my favorite crime films it's hard to give the book that inspired the movie anything less than 5 starsThat said the book originally published as Jack's Return Home is a hell of

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Jack's Return Home

Alk to a few people Frank was a mild man and did as he was told but Jack's not a bit like that. Psycho runs amok in a northern English town not Doncaster to revenge his brother s death Satisfyingly grim but I missed some leavening wit or intelligence Good read but no Red Harvest

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Tom of a cliff with him inside Jack thinks that Frank's death is suspicious so he decides to t. This book was originally published in 1970 as Jack s Return Home Then in 1971 it was filmed as Get Carter starring Michael Cain and the book was subseuently re released with the new title This is a very dark hard boiled novel and it is credited with helping start the noir school of British crime fictionThe main protagonist Jack Carter works for a pair of dodgy blokes named Gerald and Les who skate along the edges of the law Jack is skating right out there with them on ice that s even thinner given that Jack is also conducting a clandestine affair with Gerald s wife AudreyAs the book opens we find Jack on a train returning to his home town of Doncaster He s going back to attend the funeral of his only brother Frank The authorities report that Frank died driving drunk and crashing his car after drinking most of a bottle of Scotch The only problem with the official scenario is as Jack well knows that Frank didn t drink ScotchJack and Frank have been estranged for years but Frank was still his little brother and Jack still carries very fond memories of the time they spent growing up together Jack is also concerned about the fate of Frank s fifteen year old daughter Doreen who is now orphaned Mostly Jack is enormously pissed at the people who killed his brother and who didn t even trouble themselves enough to make the accident look legitimateOnce the funeral is over Jack begins poking around the dark underbelly of Doncaster in an effort to determine what Frank might have been involved in and who might have been angry enough with him to kill him In the process he s going to have to deal with a lot of lowlifes and upset than a few apple carts Jack couldn t care less and when the local crime bosses decide that it s time to get Carter Jack will only be too happy to meet them halfwayThis is a lean spare novel that s very well written and which should appeal to anyone who likes their crime fiction dark and unnerving populated with few if any redeemable characters

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Doncaster and Jack Carter is home for a funeral his brother's Frank's car was found at the bot. 25 starsClassic British noir properly titled Jack s Return Home I understand why the film version is Get Carter much snappier It was written in 1970 and is actually set in Scunthorpe my hometown which is why I read it the blurb is wrong it s not Doncaster Jack just changed trains there The plot is fairly similar to the film with a few variations It is very much a book of its time and some of the dialogue is a little obscure she was a bit Harrison Marks I had to look that one upThe geography is a little out at times some of the road names were accurate others not but it wasn t far out The descriptions of the steelworkers pubs was accurate and the casual violence of the area is true to life The arrival of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent is depicted along with the tensions created in the local community The language is very strong the women are there as sexual objects or as victims of casual violence Now I reflect on it the treatment of all of the female characters is brutal Carter is an anti hero the only reason he is creating havoc is because it is his neice who has been exploited If it had been someone else s he would not have been bothered He is a cog in the wheel and ultimately stands no chance of winning The faults outweighed the nostalgia but I had to read it there aren t many novels set in Scunthorpe


About the Author: Ted Lewis

Henry Treece recognising his creative talents in writing and art persuaded them not to stand in his wayLewis attended Hull Art School for four years His first work was in London in advertising and then as an animation specialist in television and films among them the Beatles' Yellow Submarine His first novel All the Way Home and All the Night Through was published in 1965 followed by Jack's Return Home subseuently retitled Get Carter after the success of the film of the same name starring Michael Caine which created the noir school of British crime writing and pushed Lewis into the best seller list After the collapse of his marriage Lewis returned to his home town in the 1970sTed Lewis died in 1982 having published seven novels and written several episodes for the television series Z Cars