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Many years ago I read the excellent novel Jack s Return Home by Ted Lewis which became the classic film Get Carter #In 1971 It Was Only #1971 It was only that I realised he had written two other books featuring CarterLewis writes good hard hitting prose it was great to see this preuel back in publication Although I
#DIDN T FIND IT AS GRIPPING AS JACK S #t find it as gripping as Jack s Home it was good to see the character back in action I m pleased that the very nderrated Ted Lewis may now attract some new fans Although Jack Carter s Law is the second of the Jack Carter trilogy it s actually a preuel to Get Carter aka Jack s Return Home Jack Carter s Law is all set in London and for those like me who grew Pulinagakkondrai up in 1970s Britain it s a familiar trawl through an era when crime was all about blags boozers brasses snouts shooters and grasses Bent coppers rub shoulders with villains and nobody emerges with much creditJack Carter s Law is not as accomplished as Get Carter but it s still a great read The set pieces are suitablyncompromising and violent however what makes the book special is the character of Jack Carter He s a professional
and generally one step ahead of those he deals with including his inept bosses The set p is such that he generally one step ahead of those he deals with including his inept bosses The set p is such that he walk away from his bosses Many of the same characters from Get Carter reappear in Jack Carter s Law which adds to the enjoyment especially with some of the insights the reader gains from Get CarterJack Carter s Law nails 1970 s Soho and London generally the seediness the sualor the boozers the snooker halls and the endemic corruption If you enjoyed Get Carter then this will doubtless hit the spot tooI m looking forward to the third and final part of the Jack Carter trilogy Jack Carter and the Mafia Pigeon A solid piece of British Crime fiction by one of its masters Not as good as Jack s Return Home but still a cracking thriller with a nicely evoked London setting Jack Carter s Law is Ted Lewis follow How To Train Your Dom In Five Easy Steps up to his highly influential Jack s Return Home which was filmed as and later retitled Get Carter This second book in the series is set prior to the first Whereas Jack s Return Home gave Lewis anti hero a personal vendetta as motivation for the ensuing mayhem here Carter is acting in his role as fixerenforcer for one of London s biggest criminal gangs As such there is little for the reader to root for in a cast of characters that have few if any redeemingalities That said Lewis masterfully keeps you engaged through his first person perspective Written in the present tense not a popular style but effective here the action feels immediate and the tension is kept high Lewis also has a penchant for long descriptive paragrpahs punctuated by salty and humorous dialogue The book is not for the faint hearted there are several moments of brutality and cruelty but for fans of gritty pulp fiction this is a great example of the genre Lewis became something of a cult figure in the world of gritty crime fiction and Bend Me Over Hawkeye 2 unfortunately died young aged only 42 after a battle with alcoholism. Law Ted Lewis returned to the character that launched his career and once again delivered a hardboiled masterpiece Jack Carter is the ideal tour guide to a bygone Londonnderworld In his est to dismantle the opposition he peels back the veneer of English society and offers a hard look at a gritty world of pool halls strip clubs and the red lights of Soho nightlife From the Trade Paperback edition. Body count and Menace Jack Carter works for some nasty people and the people that know know that he is dangerous when things start to go wrong for his firm its p to Jack to put things right and the body count mounts rapidly Better then Get Carter I believe Ted is off and running now Jack book 2 this is an exciting read with wonderfully NON #politically correct bad language lots of smoking drinking and sawn off shot guns set around the 60 s no mobile #correct bad language lots of smoking drinking and sawn off shot guns set around the 60 s no mobile etc But imagine Pale Beige Corduroy suit Lavender Shirt carefully knotted brown silk tie with a pair of off white suede slip ons and socks to match the colour of the tie niceTed Lewis draws you in with a great read and well very sad and angry for Lesley Gang land enforcer and all round hard man Jack Carter descends through the murky Seventies London nderworld in search of Police informer Jimmy Swann who threatens the illegal business empire of his employers Gerald and Les Fletcher Author Ted Lewis returns to his most famous literary creation Jack Carter Lewis expertly manages to evoke a grey world of adult themes treachery violence blackmail and deceit wrapped p in cigarette smoke alcohol grease grime and sawn off shotguns Although Jack Carter s Law is a compelling
Crime Novel For Me novel for me doesn t On Crime Writing uite have the same emotional impact as Jack s Return Home aka Get Carter or GBH Any readers wishing to seek out the most impressive work from Ted Lewis would be best advised to start with Jack s Return Home or GBH first before considering Jack Carter s Law Though notite the classic that Get Carter is Jack Carter s Law is a great read and a entertaining one than its predecessor For obvious reasons this book is a preuel to Ted Lewis s first Carter novel following the London mafia fixer through a few very rough days in The Big Smoke While his and his bosses livelihoods come Growgirl under serious attack we get to follow Jack around as he muscles and mouths his way around and through various obstacles setp throughout the criminal nderworld And it s a blast While we get to see some of Jack s whip crack sarcasm in the original book his mission was a bit too grim and personal for things to get too humorous In Law there are great lines from start to finish as Jack offers s readers his snide insights on his fellow criminals nearly all of whom he considers intellectual cripples and incompetant doorknobs The fact that he calls them out right to their faces and dares them to argue makes for plenty of laughs The story is the stuff of basic noir a convoluted plot that only the protagonist manages to navigate is the backdrop As sual it s of an excuse for Carter to do his thing despite occassionally being thrown off kilter As with Get Carter there s than a dash of misogyny as female characters are basically there for either sex or abuse or both This is a bit distasteful but it does fit right in with
"The Sordid Nature Of The "sordid nature of the setting If you liked Get Carter rest assured that you ll like this one Don t be surprised if you actually enjoy it. With an Introduction by Max Allan CollinsThe author of Get Carter returns to his greatest invention a smooth operating hardcase named Jack Carter who is about to burn a city down in order to silence an informant London The late 1960s It's Christmastime and Jack Carter is the top man in a crime syndicate headed by two brothers Gerald and Les Fletcher He’s also a worried man The fact that he’s sl. From Doon With Death A New Lease Of Death up to Christmas 1970 I found it hard to care whether he caught him or not There s bent coppers massage parlours blaggers perhaps even misogyny than the original novel and the occasional good one liner or turn of phrase but Lewis seems to be bulldozing through the action and there s no space for the nuances that made JRH so entertaining It s interesting to learn about Carter though the version of him here seems much London than the one in the seuel At times I wondered if Lewis could have done with a assertive editor to pull him into line a little Reading recently about his drinking habits I m sure booze dulled the book s edge and don t try to match Carter drink for drink in this one kidsI like this novel and I like Lewis s work but I think there is a perceptible decline here from the novel which made his name Money apart it s rarely a good idea to write a seuel to a successful book Whatever you comep with it s pretty much bound to compare poorly with the original Having said that Jack Carter s Law is not half bad The narrative busy and violent bustles along briskly enough but it s the writing that makes it worthwhile Ted Lewis s characters his ear for dialogue and his eye for closely observed detail plunge s deep into the seamy nderside of late sixties London Jack moves between penthouse suites where successful villains try to impress with Swedish decor smart cars and designer clothes to sualid dives where the less successful try to cadge a beer and a bacon sandwich Read a line like The remaining strands of hair on top of his head glisten with Brylcreem Vow Lords Of Action 1 under the naked light bulbs and you know which side of London you re onIt seems like even the least character in a Ted Lewis novel a bouncer or a passer by is caught and animated in a few pen strokes Jack Carter s Law may lack the impetus and drive of Get Carter but just read it for these pinpoint sketches of people and locales They re pitch perfect Presumably to avoid marring the ambiguity of his novel s ending Ted Lewis followups to Get CarterJack s Return Home are preuels showing the London fixer at work for hisnderworld bosses Jack Carter s Law while not as good as its predecessor is a fun trudge through the London crime scene of the late 60 s and early 70 s with England s most ruthless gangster as your guide As Christmas approaches Jack Carter is tasked with hunting down a traitor looking to send Carter s associates to prison along with Carter himselfSpoilersWhil. Eeping with Gerald’s wife Audrey and that they plan on someday running away together with a lot of the brothers’ money doesn’t have Jack concerned Instead it’s an informant one of his own men that has him losing sleep The grass has enough knowledge about the firm to not only bring down Gerald and Les but Jack as well Jack doesn’t like his name in the mouth of that sort In Jack Carter’s.