rudimentary mary

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Location: York, UK


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The Messenger ~ Johnny Marr
The Messenger ~ Johnny Marr
Great first album from Mr Marr (even if I feel his voice is over produced on it). Bought on the back of my 10 year old daughter falling for his guitar playing genius at Camp Bestival 2014. Gorgeous guitar licks (natch) and some catchy tunes - especially "Generate! Generate!" and the beautiful 'New Town Velocity'. Very much looking forward to his second offering, 'Playland'.
Some Hope by Edward St. Aubyn
Some Hope by Edward St. Aubyn
I started reading the Patrick Melrose novels after consuming a certain Mr Cumberbatch's Reddit AMA - within which he expressed a desire to play the part of Patrick Melrose. Turns out he's a pretty good person to take book recommendations from :)

The Melrose family - like most note worthy clans - are pretty bloomin' dysfunctional, but that makes for both entertaining and provoking perusal. The examination of mortality and its effect on people is beautifully deal with within 'Some Hope', yet St Aubyn manages to make this thorny subject digestible (and as always, darkly humorous).

I can't speak highly enough of this tome - nor of the two preceding it. Very much looking… Read more
Never Mind (The Patrick Melrose Novels) by Edward St. Aubyn
Very readable from the first paragraph. Well written, darkly humorous (with the emphasis on darkly), I read most of this on a journey to/from London (approx. 5 hours)

I have to say, I do love to read about dysfunctional families (they make mine look 'normal') and I'm aware some folk find that sort of thing too close to home. But if you take pleasure in watching things fall apart from the sidelines and enjoy British idiosycrasies, please give 'Never Mind' a go. I'm looking forward to tucking into the next in the series very much indeed.