(From the publisher):
If the Sixties were swinging, the seventies were the hangover-darker, nastier, uglier-especially if you lived on a council estate in the north of England.
Rule of Night was first published in 1975 and has since become a cult classic. It pre-dates the current vogue for 'hard men' and 'football hoolie' books by 25 years.
It is, however, much more than this. Trevor Hoyle creates a chillingly detailed world, where teenagers prowl rainy fluorescent-lit streets dressed as their Clockwork Orange anti-heroes. The backdrop is provided by Ford Cortinas, Players No.6, the factory, the relentless struggle to maintain hope.
Original title: Rule of Night
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)