Cycle of Violence

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Arcade Publishing, May 1, 1997 - Fiction - 256 pages
14 Reviews
Marked by Colin Bateman's signature blend of sinister violence and sidesplitting dialogue, Cycle of Violence is the story of Miller, Belfast's bicycling journalist, and his "cycle of violence", on assignment to Crossmaheart, a post-terrorist ghetto where the preferred response to bone-chilling murder is a hilarious one-liner, and vice versa. The town harbors secrets more sordid than the locals' resumes of political "activism", and Miller, embroiled in a troubled romance, finds himself playing inquisitive reporter in this notoriously fatal place to ask questions.
  

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Blimey this was black, even for Bateman. First published before the Good Friday Agreement, it provides a bleak picture of Northern Irish town life along with the usual self-deprecating male mayhem. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Speed - Goodreads

This was recommended by a work colleague, and it didn't disappointed. The protagonist is a stereotypical journalist - drunk, outspoken and angry. The 'cycle of violence' is a reference to the bicycle ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
34
Section 4
51
Section 5
67
Section 6
84
Section 7
100
Section 8
116
Section 9
132
Section 10
148
Section 11
167
Section 12
184
Section 13
201
Section 14
216
Section 15
232
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Colin Bateman was born in Northern Ireland in 1963, and began his writing career as a reporter for the County Down Spectator. Since then, he has authored 14 novels, 4 children's books, and numerous short stories. Bateman also served as chief writer for the BBC series "Murphy's Law.

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