Be Pure! Further Reading

These are most of the books mentioned in Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! 2000 AD & Judge Dredd: The Secret History. Some of them were crucial, such as Comix by Les Daniels, which features a primary source for Judge Dredd. Others were character-shaping when I was growing up, like Stephen Leacock’s Maddened by Mystery or The Defective Detective. One by China Mieville is because the 2000 AD character Nemesis had an impact on his writing. If I had to pick an all-time favourite, it would have to be A Very British Coup by Chris Mullin. Even though Chris and I went to the same school, you will find no echo of its harsh, Judge Dredd-like teachers in his pages. But it is a magnificent dream of a Britain that might have been, and may yet come to be. That would be closely followed by Hidden History by Docherty and MacGregor; but be warned: it’s one of those books that could change your life and certainly your view of Britain as we remember the fallen in the World War One centenary years.

  • [easyazon_link identifier=”014118776X” locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]1984, George Orwell[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0141182709″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Animal Farm, George Orwell[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1905192126″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]The Blood Never Dried, John Newsinger[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0099529122″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Catch 22, Joseph Heller[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1840236272″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Charley’s War, Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1910885207″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]1917 Russia’s Red Year, John Newsinger[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0704500221″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Comix: A History of Comic Books in America, Les Daniels[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0007287046″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Concrete Island, J. G. Ballard[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B00SX571H4″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Conquering Armies (renamed Armies), Dionnet, Picaret and Gal[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B00E9HR422″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Corum, Michael Moorcock[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0006513905″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]The Dice Man, Luke Rhinehart[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1844354504″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Doctor Who, Song of Megaptera, audio play, Pat Mills[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1900064073″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Don Camillo, Giovannino Guareschi[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0951399772″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]The Dredd Phenomenon: Comics and Contemporary Society, John Newsinger[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0933285035″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching, Dave Foreman and Bill Haywood[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1782762884″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Elric of Melnibone, Michael Moorcock[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B00SLVET7U” locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Erewhon, Samuel Butler[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1518796184″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Arthur Conan Doyle[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0802110150″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]A Fate Worse Than Debt, Susan George[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B071V2MHS3″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Future Shock! The story of 2000AD, DVD[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1508474338″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0006511252″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Flashman, George Macdonald Fraser[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1780576307″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War, Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0140220011″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]How The Other Half Dies: the Real Reasons for World Hunger, Susan George[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0330534238″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Iron Council, China Mieville[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0261103253″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0099446502″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Lower Than Vermin, Kevin Killane and Martin Rowson[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1419131974″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Maddened by Mystery: or The Defective Detective, Stephen Leacock[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B00XDGOMLQ” locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]The Making of Judge Dredd, Charles Lippincott, Jane Killick, David Chute[/easyazon_link]
  • Paleontology: an experimental science, Robert R. Olsen. [easyazon_link identifier=”B000OIECHA” locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]In The Year’s Best Science Fiction No. 8,[/easyazon_link] edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss
  • Requiem Vampire Knight Series, Mills & Ledroit (Comixology digital edition)
  • Scarred For Life Volume One, Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0995661200″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Serial Killer, Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0413715604″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Story, Robert McKee[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0196475031″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]The Tain, Thomas Kinsella[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1857544021″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Truths of the Unremembered Things, Paul Wilkins[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1852860111″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]You Are Maggie Thatcher, Pat Mills and Hunt Emerson[/easyazon_link]
  • You Are Ronald Reagan, Pat Mills and Hunt Emerson
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1846687403″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]A Very British Coup, Chris Mullin[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”184918352X” locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Valerian, Mezieres and Christin[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”0099513722″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Very Good, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1840236442″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Voyage to Venus, Frank Hampson[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B001KSVMMG” locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]War with the Robots, Harry Harrison[/easyazon_link]


[easyazon_link identifier=”B01MTNB591″ locale=”UK” tag=”bepurefurtherreading-21″]Super Soaker Zombie Strike: Revenge Zombinator [/easyazon_link]

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