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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  336 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Following on from his bestselling study of violence, The Football Factory, John King considers Britain's other obsession - sex. Formed in the chemical mists of New Year's Eve, The Sex Division sees the once sacred act of procreation at its most material, as five men devise a system based on the sexual act. In this lager-soaked league, the most that women can offer a man is ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published September 30th 2011 by Vintage Digital (first published June 16th 1997)
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This book is both hilarious and disturbing. A smart look into the lives of a group of Chelsea FC fans romping the bars and women of London. Note: Check out the movie 'The Football Factory', a screen adaptation of a book by the same author.
"Però, seriamente" disse Will controllando la voce. "Tu esci e ti scopi una passera, cioè voglio dire, uno qualsiasi di noi, non tu in particolare, e alla fine che roba avresti concluso? Dove vai a parare? Voglio dire, lo so che noi non sprechiamo il tempo a parlare di loro come loro di noi, perchè abbiamo delle cose più importanti da fare nella vita, tipo il calcio, bere, i curry vari, la musica e tutto. Ma allora perchè gli andiamo così dietro? [...] Guarda il meccanismo della faccenda. Sono c ...more
It's been many years since I read this book, but I remember buying it purely because the cover art caught my attention.

I remember after finishing it I felt like I had some new (terrifying) insight into the male psyche, and it disturbed me. I'd had a peek behind the curtain and discovered that men were truly awful.

The story of several horrible men doing horrible things to women and each other, in the name of competition. It's possible that it did reveal the soft underside of a man and explain h
Jun 04, 2008 Justin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Soccer Fans, Chelsea Fans, Anglophiles, fans of good writing
Recommended to Justin by: Gabe Talese
I learned that Chelsea fans are absolute nutters! Hilarious, violent, misogynistic...what more can one ask for?
Eric Barber
The sequel to the notable Football Factory, I was looking forward ot another excellent read, but am afraid to note that I was pretty disappointed in this book. The book is about some guys who know the characters from the Football Factory, who are in a competition of sex, and gain points for their deeds. It is entertaining at times and the characters are for the most part interesting, and occasionally it has the edge of the first volume. However, the book often loses its credibility with dullard ...more
Dave R.
Better than 'Football Factory' for me. Cheeky, fun and visceral. Entertaining fiction.
Vika Ryabova
Редко бросаю книгу, не дочитав до конца. Но тут что-то сломалась. Видимо, не моя совсем. И не могу сказать, что плохая. Просто как-то вообще не интересно ни секунды: паб, несколько английских парней просиживают там ежедневно свою жизнь, причем соревнуются между собой: кто больше тёлок трахнет. Очки у них назначены за каждый вид сексуального контакта :) Ну и всё время говорят про футбол.

В общем, ниасилила. Видимо, книга для мальчиков :)
Alessandro Automageddon
Awesome book, smells like West London.
OK so the main protagonists in the book are Chelsea fans but it’s not really about football more the modern male and their relationships attitudes and interactions. Not as good as the Football Factory but still fairly good.
A bit of a comedown after the bash to the head of The Football Factory. Still King captures the flow of male culture in Britain today.
My favourite John King book, merges the passionate subjects of football and sex very well. Brilliant ending too.
Danny Hogan
Worst book I have read. The use of third person omnipotence was a real mistake.
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English author, who has written several novels on the nation's lad culture at home and abroad. His debut work of fiction, The Football Factory, was made into a controversial film, directed by Nick Love and starring Danny Dyer. He now owns and operates London Books, an imprint company reissuing classic novels. He is listed as a supporter of No to EU – Yes to Democracy.
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