Nothing wrong with the product but it's written in the form of a play rather than a factual book. If I wanted to stage a play about Ollie, this would be grand but I wanted to read a factual account about him. Not sure if I will keep it on Kindle as yet, as I might have a go reading it but it's harder work than normal.
I'm guilty of being one of those people that have known XTC's music through the singles but have never ventured further into their expertise. When I first heard Making Plans For Nigel, I was about 22 and working on a farm for a lazy sod of a farmer who rarely showed up so I spent hours alone in a tractor with nothing but music for company. I've always loved music and was very fortunate in having parents that allowed me access to the radiogram (remember them?) from a very young age and my formative years were spent listening to George Shearing, Duane Eddy, Bill Haley etc on vinyl, hours spent tuning through Radio Caroline, Radio London and, of course, Luxembourg. How I miss 208! Anyway, back… Read more
Very simple, straight forward reading. I read this book some forty odd years ago and being young and impressionable back then, absolutely loved it. I always regretted lending and losing it. I'd tried several times over the years to find out about the author but it was only recently that I discovered that Eando was, in fact, two people, brothers, that wrote several sci-fi books. This one is the age old plot about an evil race of aliens, Morli, who are going to extract the brains from the population of the Earth to build a super computer. You would think that with the state of the planet today, that they'd actually succeeded! Along comes the good aliens who team up with Earthman, Thane Smith,… Read more