6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it was very difficult to put down!
I found the setting and time period so well described, I could picture it all with absolute clarity. I always find that adds so much to a book, and helps you really connect with the characters. I haven't felt so immersed in an era since I read Gallows Thief by Bernhard Cornwell. The characters were beautifully outlined, and you really feel for their varying situations.
The story was engaging and moved along at just the right pace to keep you interested and guessing.
I would heartily recommend this book and I fully intend to read the next one written by this author!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Having gone out on a limb by writing a punk concept album with American Idiot, following its success there is little wonder Billie Joe Armstrong would do it again one day. I have waited a very long time for this! American Idiot caught me at just the right time in my life - unsurprising when I realise that we are all the same age. So what would the writing, the concept and the story be now that the band are in their 30's? The anticipation was huge, but so is 21st Century Breakdown.
Green Day are obviously still evolving as a band, and why not? For those who wanted them to stay the same all this time - go listen to their early stuff again. They are getting older & growing up same… Read more