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Buckland Gap

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A can of lager, a cigarette and a well-placed scratch. Thus begins David's day. Being a hard geezer on the Buckland estate ain't easy, but David has the crown. He's got the girls, sprogs, flash car and the meanest headbutt in Portsmouth. His days are filled with crime filled sprees to ensure his obese mother has her requisite fags, booze and curry. But even a thug like Dav ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 270 pages
Published November 30th 2016 by Austin Macauley Publishers
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Réal Laplaine
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it

Buckland Gap, by author Charles Wiltshire, is a contemporary fiction based on the real-life depiction of a culture in Portsmouth, England. It is a tough and challenging read because it walks the reader, mercilessly and without apology, through the front door of the life of David, a twenty-two year-old street thug and criminal, who lives in the projects, government subsidized-housing, and whose entire existence is based on a criminal mentality that he, and others like him, are entitled. The level
K.C. Martin
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very brutal in parts but well worth reading. The ending was most enjoyable.
Charles Wiltshire
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Very good book, but there again I am the author.
Still, well worth a read if I say so myself
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well that was a read and a half. Wow, shocking in parts, do people like that really exist in the UK?
This is a good story with a compelling message, you should all read this it will open your eyes.
Jack Jones
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Man I love this book. The story is gritty and hard hitting but it is also so very real when it comes to the estates in UK cities today.
Read this and then emigrate, you will want to move afterwards
Jimmy Sumner
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
At first I found this book had going. It is brutal in parts and the language is very naughty.
However as the story developed I realized these things were essential to the general theme.
Towards the end when David's life starts to fall apart I really did start to enjoy the book and the end was just about right.
Elaine Milks
Jan 24, 2017 rated it did not like it

This book is about a poverty stricken area and people who have given up hope. The main character is foul mouth as are almost all the other characters. if this is what it is really like in that part of England that is very sad. I found the book to be depressing story of a hopeless family. I would not recommend it.
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