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This is my new favourite book, and has reinstored my faith in literature after reading a few turkeys. Who else loves it?
I cant find the thread where I said that, but put it slightly better
As did many other people I know. Dude above is first person I've seen with a negative attitude towards it.
about the music industry, shooting fish in barrels
i enjoyed it.
It also has a fucking terrible cover, and the blurb on the back makes it sound like a horrible pastiche of other, better writers' work.
Usually it's perfectly legitimate to draw conclusions from a book's cover, but is that correct this time?
but he did do a nice guide for DiS http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/2900824-kill-your-friends-ten-point-guide-to-making-it-in-a-amp-r
and also wrote this Manics biog that we ran http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4136545
It's trashy and wears its influences very openly (I'd be tempted to point to Money by Martin Amis more than American Pyscho, but then I'm only 100 or so pages into Money), but it's an entertaining read.
Reminded me a lot of a novel called Sleb (can't remember who it's by, it's about a guy's life falling to shit while he becomes obsessed with a pop star). I imagine it will age rather badly.
My friend lent it to me saying I would love it.
After the 50th "everyone is a cunt and I am going to be a cunt also" I got bored and haven't picked it up since.
Read about 2/3 of it.
but it rubbed me the wrong way like the first time i read Fear & Loathing but that was more like "and then I did this drug... then this one... OOOH DRUGS!!!"
second time i read it, i didn't hate it so much.
it did get a bit too "I'm so cool"
I really was put off by this and the fact that you are reading about the life of a cunt. I have to be able to relate to it in some way and I really struggled.
But I'll pick it up again shortly, got a long train journey coming up :)
JDB even pops up in it, ace!
that the film rights for it were bought last year and the scripts now more or less completed and that they have a established director and a very hot upcoming actor interested in taking it on, release to be late 2011 / early 2012.
a few weeks ago and he had said they were working out the script, etc for it. Should be interesting to see how Hollywood spins it.