Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Yet another book by Tony Parsons that I finished reading a while ago.
Here's a short review: Tony Parsons writes for the first time about his rock and roll years in a touching novel about friendship and growing up. This is the UK of the summer of 1977 - in the midst of the Silver Jubilee celebrations, a generation are trying to grow up and discovering the limits of freedom. It is 16th August 1977 - the night Elvis died - and for the heroes of STORIES WE COULD TELL, this night is where their adult lives begin.
And here's a song that the book's title is taken from. It kinda shows the mood of the book.
The last book I read was Starting Over. This book is different. It's totally different. Tony Parsons began his career as a music journalist and here it is... This book is full of music.... Its every page makes you think of some artist or band. And you're lucky if you know all of them, cuz then you'll feel much more reading this book. One of the reviews said that this book is about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.... This book is about friendship, drugs and rock 'n' roll...well... at least for me =)))
It's truly about growing up and how only one night can change your life, turn it upside down and make you an absolutely different person.
Have you ever read any book by Tony Parsons? What's your favorite?