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  • Paperback
  • 343 pages
  • The Long Firm
  • Jake Arnott
  • English
  • 15 July 2016
  • 9780340748787

About the Author: Jake Arnott

Jake Arnott is a British novelist author of The Long Firm and four other novels In Arnott was ranked one of Britain's most influential gay and lesbian people When he was included in a list of the fifty most influential gay men in Britain in it was declared that he was widely The Long eBook  regarded as one of Britain's most promising novelists.



10 thoughts on “The Long Firm

  1. Matt Brady Matt Brady says:

    A peppy stylish tour of the London underworld of the 60’s and 70’s punctuated by sudden bursts of gruesome violence This is the story of Harry Starks an East End gangster a charismatic feared and fearless man as told by five very different characters who encounter Harry at different stages of his career Harry is an interesting man He’s a brutal thug but charming and protective He’s perceptive a natural born genius at psychology but he employs these gifts to terrorise his victims And he’s openly gay though the time period and his chosen profession are virulently homophobic As Harry explains so succinctly; “I ain’t ashamed of it” a platitude that seems to extend well beyond his sexual preferenceIt’s well paced and easy to read Hints of James Ellroy but not uite as grim and depraved The five different characters’ stories are used well to not only tell the story of Harry Starks but to also tell stories Harry isn’t aware of like a second secret history behind this secret history of Swinging London a world of dirty little secrets and discrete back alley business Though he is the main character Harry always remains always at arm’s length viewed through the eyes of other characters and I think that’s a smart choice He retains a sense of mystery throughout allowing Arnott to constantly surprise the reader with a new facet of Harry’s personality It also removes any of the excuses and self justifications Harry might have for some of his despicable acts though I suspect Harry himself would offer none “I ain’t ashamed of it”

  2. F.R. F.R. says:

    I’m writing a lot about London in the 1960s at the moment and so to read both London and 1960s set THE LONG FIRM was an absolute treat A treat which made me turn puce with envious thoughts but a treat nonetheless This is really a superb example of how to conjure up a period Just through little details catching the era and the idiom and taking the reader on a trip back in time as if we’ve been given our very own TardisWe have here the story of Harry Starks London crime boss and contemporary of The Krays It’s a gangster piece it has all the trappings of a dirty under the fingernails crime novel but it’s also – and probably above all else – a character study And what a character Charming intense and ruthless Arnott gives us an incredibly vivid and charismatic protagonistThe decision to split it up into six sections each narrated by a different person in contact with Starks could have rebounded – giving of a distancing effect than something which grabs the reader But instead we get a novel with depth and heft One that grips and repulses and tantalises all at the same timeI’ve been meaning to read THE LONG FIRM since it came out which I now see was nearly an incredible two decades ago I don’t know what I’ve been doing these last 20 years but clearly I’ve been missing out

  3. Paul Paul says:

    'You know the song don't you? There's no business like show business' Harry gets the Ethel Merman intonation just right as he heats up the poker in the gas burner Like no business Turning the iron slowly sheathing it in blue flame 'You know?' I nod with enough emphasis to cause the chair i'm tied to to edge a little across the room This only brings me closer to Harry The gas roars softly Blue flames looking cold Poker looking hot Glowing now already brighter than the fire that feeds it Getting red hot white hot Well what if there was a business like show business Like show business Like show business You know?' Pretty much had me at poker in the gas burner A story set in the seedier of London's environs in the late 1950's through to the late 60's The criminal underworld and those caught up in it both victims and tormentors An enjoyable read Recommended 45

  4. Jayne Charles Jayne Charles says:

    What a great book this was Intelligently written without compromising on entertainment it focuses on a London gangster from the viewpoints of five of his acuaintances All in all it's an action packed whirl through the seedier side of the swinging sixties a world of rent boys strippers bent coppers and seriously dangerous Maltesers And every fifty pages or so someone gets tied to a chair My first thought on reading the title was to joke 'the long firm what?' and judging by some of the subject matter I wasn't too far wide of the mark Nothing to do with the writing but my copy had a superbly designed cover and also featured a picture of the author looking exactly as though he's just spotted someone keying his car Brilliant

  5. Anthony Simons Anthony Simons says:

    Shocking and gripping; Jake Arnott presents us with a different point of view with every episode all focussed on the violent gangster Harry StarkArnott makes the whole tale believable through the introduction of historical personalities; with whom the main characters are associated The atmosphere generated through this and the use of other historical political social and geographical periphery is one that belongs in the 1960's where most of the book is set This might not be the decade that some remember however; this is a violent dark and cynical presentation probably closer to the reality than nostalgia allows one to permit

  6. Carol Carol says:

    A rip roaring ride through the terrifying gangster world of sixties London and beyond Set at the time of The Krays Jack the Hat Lord Boothby and a parade of high profile celebrities and in seedy night clubs porn shops swanky flats and scary deserted lock ups Harry Starks is the chief racketeer and with a dangerously clever mind his menace dominates a gripping tale A real page turner

  7. Rue Baldry Rue Baldry says:

    I really enjoyed this It's written creatively intelligently and with great understanding of humans in general and the social history of 'sixties London in particular Each of the five parts is told in first person by a different character and between them they tell the story of the gangster Harry Sparks He's a fascinating character made all the interesting because we never get to hear his own internal monologue and so ultimately his character and motivation retain some mystery He is violent and he doesn't even have the excuse of sadism He tortures because it makes good business sense However while fearing him through the narrator characters the reader also feels some affection for him Well I did anyway I found myself hoping that he would get away with some pretty heinous things He is many things intelligent Jewish gay the son of a communist starstruck bipolar ruthless and yet also a defender of his own moral code What he forgives and what he will not forgive keep being surprises I've given it four stars but it's probably like four and a half The first four sections are closer to four and three uarters but I enjoyed the last section a bit less That's partly my own fault for not being able to follow academic theory any Each narrator's thoughts are written in a very different style which reflects their own way of thinking That was done really well and may well have been my favourite thing about the book Each one one have made a very good individual novella Together they created a really powerful experience Arnott blends fictional people places and events with real ones One of the narrators is actually a real person though he never gives his surname he does give his nickname It all felt very real It's a dark and twisty book with shadows and glorious moments of action I completely lost myself in it and kept thinking about it and rushing to pick it up and read of it

  8. Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw says:

    This an amazing read Jake Arnott takes the reader deep into the seedy underbelly of 60's London lairy blokes getting aggro in dark dives Mad Harry a gangster's gangster I'm not gay I'm homosexual with a thing for the soft young gay boys out looking for danger and trying to make a dishonest dollar honest bent coppers dipping their greedy paws in for a shareThe Long Firm is a collection of five stories with intertwining characters and new faces in each chapter Each chapter brings people and events to their inevitable conclusion not predictably but with a certainty and finality that makes one wonder if those poor souls lives were really about choices or if their destinies were foretold long ago and all they can do is let the fates do as they must because our wills are not our own we are shaped and ruled by forces we are barely capable of understanding and virtually powerless to change Do we really have no control? Does society make us what we are and when it sees the truth turns a blind eye and deaf ear?THE LONG FIRM was another recommendation from my dear friend Paul D Brazill and I will say this once againYou will not go wrong with one of Paul's recommendations Thank you PaulAnd Thank you Mr Arnott for a superb story

  9. Chaundra Chaundra says:

    This was the second book on the list for the law and literature weekend and after Above Suspicion I didn't have high hopes Fortunately this turned out to be the much better of the two Set in 1960s London it tells the tale of a crime boss but rather than the usual third person or even first person narrative it changes perspective to a variety of minor characters who in and of themselves are rather interesting Not only was Mr Arnott successful in creating such vibrant and funky characters each complete with their own style by utilising this techniue he gives us a much faceted picture of the main character than what might be otherwise possible I was utterly fascinated from beginning to end and am very much looking forward to discussing this with the author

  10. Godzilla Godzilla says:

    Several different stories interwoven around one main character and the different interactions with himThe book doesn't shy away from difficult topics but certainly owes a big nod towards the 60s gangsters like the Krays and Richardsons many of whom are name checked along the wayIt deals with both insiders and outsiders of the criminal life and how their touching upon that world affects themThe era is painted vividly with lots of little news details to evoke a sense of time and placeYou're tansported on a journey of development and understanding alongside the characters involvedThere are some genuinely unsettling moments which keeps the book away from picking an easy path through the issues

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