A stout elderly man who lives near the tram way with his sick wife, he has neglected to pay his protection subscription to Pinkie. He has, however, made sure to keep his subscription to Colleoni up to date. This double dealing infuriates Pinkie, who, in the company of Dallow, visits Brewer in the middle of the night and makes him pay up, slashing his face with a razor.
Bill Brewer Character Timeline in Brighton Rock
The timeline below shows where the character Bill Brewer appears in Brighton Rock. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part II, Chapter 1
...him. They’ve been talking about how, ever since Kite’s death, several men, including Tate and Brewer, haven’t been paying their protection subscriptions. Dallow is anxious to cut them. Pinkie defers sarcastically... (full context)
Part II, Chapter 2
...hurt him specifically because such violence would only backfire. Colleoni tells Pinkie not to bother Brewer and Tate anymore. Those efforts, too, will lead nowhere. Pinkie leaves, thinking that the visible... (full context)
...have squealed on him, but the cop says he’s wanted at the station for slicing Brewer’s cheek. Pinkie agrees to come into the station. Outside the Cosmopolitan, a street photographer snaps... (full context)
Part III, Chapter 3
Part III, Chapter 4