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Book reviews: Russ Lippitt - LION'S SHARE
Russ Lippitt - LION'S SHARE (Ravenhawk Books)
This one is set in a small North American town and revolves around greaser boy Billy and his gang The Click. It reads pretty much like an old b-movie, but with a lot more graphic violence. Familiar stuff about fighting preps, riding bikes and falling in love with an upper class girl, all with a twist.

Occasionally it gets a bit dodgy with the author being too impressed with his own characters, and some of the scenes are too much of a male fantasy; day dreaming about what's it like to be the toughest, smartest, best looking and most respected guy in town, but that aside this is a pretty good novel.

Some of it, like Billy's conversations with his motor cycle Jean, maybe sounds like a crappy idea, butt Lippitt pulls it off. He knows his greaser genre well and uses the format as a platform to build from. It's mainly a story of hate and anger, and will attract any fan of leather jackets and switchblades. I liked the fact that it doesn't have much of a moral, and there's no really good guy in it.

Fast paced and entertaining, intelligent without being too intellectual. Punk rock.

Check it out.

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