Vinnie got blown away is a the first in the Nicky Burkett series. Nicky writes from Wandsworth Prison reviewing the disastrous series of violent and hilarious events that brought him there.
Vinnie got blown away is a tough account of streetlife and the youth crime gangs living in East London. Nicky Burkett is a petty criminal, but when his friend is killed in a drugs argument he vows to discover the murderers and take them on himself.
'This is a short sharp shock of a novel. Cameron renders the speech of disaffected London youth better than anyone else' - GQ
'Like some distant, downbeat relative of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, Jeremy Cameron's earthily gripping debut thriller is a fast, funny trawl through the territory of London's new outlaw underclass...a masterly piece of storytelling.' - Financial Times
'With a feeling for street life that renders it sexy and poignant, and uncommonly astute about crime and its causes.' - Literary Review
'Audacious and outrageous.' - Daily Telegraph
'Swaggering, steaming work.' - Nicholas Blincoe, The Guardian
'Very entertaining.' - Razor Smith, Prison Writing
'Extraordinarily effective in its depiction of a seedy criminal underworld. This is Walthamstow's answer to the fifties pulp fiction of the USA.' - What's On In London