Mr Love And Justice

Mr Love And Justice Frankie Love new to his profession as a ponce seems to run his illegal life on strictly fair principles Ted Justice recently appointed member of the vice squad finds his upholding of the law compl

  • Title: Mr Love And Justice
  • Author: Colin MacInnes
  • ISBN: 9780850313345
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mr Love And Justice

    Frankie Love, new to his profession as a ponce, seems to run his illegal life on strictly fair principles Ted Justice, recently appointed member of the vice squad, finds his upholding of the law complicated by love for his girl Love is travestied in the activities of the prostitute, justice mocked in the procedure of the vice squad, as Colin MacInnes writes with an authFrankie Love, new to his profession as a ponce, seems to run his illegal life on strictly fair principles Ted Justice, recently appointed member of the vice squad, finds his upholding of the law complicated by love for his girl Love is travestied in the activities of the prostitute, justice mocked in the procedure of the vice squad, as Colin MacInnes writes with an authenticity which only an intimate knowledge of the seamier side of life can deliver.

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    1. mark monday

      lackluster entry in macinnes' london trilogy. the parallel narratives are at first interesting but become rather tedious in the long run, perhaps because both central characters lack a certain reality - characterization is a bit flat, a bit too jokey. they would be better served as supporting characters in a larger, wider, richer novel. or maybe i was just looking for another Absolute Beginners, surely one of the most vibrant novels ever written. here, the canvas is black & white rather than [...]

    2. Ian Wood

      Frankie Love out of work seaman has become a pimp out of the necessity of working; Detective-constable Justice has recently taken a promotion from uniform into the vice squad; Colin MacInnes has set them on a collision course that illustrates the dark underbelly of 1960’s London.In MacInnes’ previous London novels right and wrong were easily defined so we knew whom we should be rooting for and whom we knew would be blighted by the writer’s indignation. Here things are not so black and whit [...]

    3. Francesca M

      This book was a real disappointment. After reading City of Spades, which was quite engaging and pleasant and Absolute Beginners that was excellent, totally love it, I found Mr Love And Justice boring and poor. The story line could have been interesting, but, as much as Colin MacInnes tried, the two main characters were depressingly flatten. I wasn’t able to have any sympathy on either side, when, I believe, what the author mostly wanted from the reader was to sympathies with both of them. I ne [...]

    4. Sarah Jackson

      "Mr Love and Justice" is the final volume of MacInnes' London series set in the post-war re-build of the late 50's- early 60's. The story focuses on the worlds of Mr Frankie Love, an unemployed seaman who's been roped into the world of pouncing, and Mr Edward Justice, a recently promoted Police officer, who's struggling with his obligations to the force and to his girlfriend, daughter of a criminal. "Mr Love and Justice" resides in the blurry line between between law and the sex industry, fallin [...]

    5. Don

      The final volume in MacInnes’s London trilogy, after disaffected youth and the emerging black city he moves into the world of 1960s sex workers and vice squad coppers. Frank Love is a seaman stranded without a boat: Edward Justice a new recruit to law enforcement at the very start of a posting in CID. Both have complicated relationships with the women in their lives.At first a casual pick-up in a jukebox joint Frank finds himself involved with a working girl who needs a ponce. The law has just [...]

    6. Andrew

      A real time-sensitive novel of 1960 from the very complex pen of gay & 'constitutionally racist'? malcontent MacInnes, which 'peels back the foreskin' of London's world of barely-disguised vice & seedy, symbiotic relationships between the prostitutes,ponces & policemen & the moral majority,who turn a blind-eye to the oldest profession's insistent stamina & indominatability.This short novel, the last of a loose-lipped trilogy about post-war London,has an almost 'fly-on-the-wal [...]

    7. Lorenzo Berardi

      Interesting and uncommon book crossing the footsteps of two main and symbolic characters. Mr. Love and Mr. Justice represent the two faces of the same coin: prissiness. A sort of urban prissiness that rhymes with hypocrisy and leads both Love and Justice to collide into each other thanks to a clockwork mechanism.I appreciated the structure of the novel, alternating Mr. Love with Mr. Justice before the two plot lines are juxtaposed. Many dialogues are very well written and the way MacInnes invest [...]

    8. Peter Johns

      The third and final book of Colin Macinnes' London novels. It's very good. Some reviewers find this one disappointing after Absolute Beginners, however The pace, characterisation, humour and plot are equally as good. The only difference with the other novels in the set is that none of the main characters are likeable. If you need someone to like in a novel then perhaps you should read Absolute Beginners first.

    9. Umi

      And having read this one as well, it's not hard to see why Absolute Beginners is the enduring entry in the trilogy (retro rather than dated, clever bits, oh so of the moment, but a moment we keep trying to recapture).

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