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Excellent (But a Little Too Short),
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This review is from: I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan (Kindle Edition)
You don't have to be a Toyah fan to enjoy this book. I'm not a Toyah fan, but it was still a highly nostalgic journey back in time to being a teenager at the start of Eighties and about being obsessed with music and individual bands (Japan in my case). It's all such a long time ago that I had forgotten what it was like to be a music fan in the pre-Internet era where finding out anything about a band required a lot of research and a fair bit of luck.
It reminded me a little of Andrew Collins' excellent two autobiographical books Where Did It All Go Right?: Growing Up Normal in the 70s and Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now: My Difficult 80s: My Difficult Student 80s which covers similar ground.
Chris Limb is an excellent and talented writer and I got so much into this book that I couldn't stop reading it. Unfortunately though, this is a very short book (I finished it in just a couple of hours and am no speed reader) and it left me feeling a little short-changed as I would have loved to have read more. I would have liked to have learned more about the author and the rest of his life at the time and I would also have liked to have read about his experiences in running the Toyah Willcox fanclub from 1986. To stop the book just as he was taking over the fanclub seems to be delivering just half a book, which is a shame and the only reason I didn't give it a 5-star review.
I really hope that the author writes the rest of the story - or a completely different one would be fine as well as I would certainly be interesting more of his work.
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Initial post: 21 Nov 2012 10:18:59 GMT
I've read the Andrew Collins books you mention and enjoyed them, so I'd enjoy this!
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