Among the Thugs
They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.
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great book about English hooliganism.
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What a truly dreadful pile of dung. It is obvious that most of what Burford writes is hearsay or a 3rd or 4th hand account. Absurd and awful. The tales told are so out of character and unbelievable ... Read full review
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