5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Audacious and compelling,
This review is from: Clubland UK: On the Door in the Rave Era (Paperback)
"Clubland" for me is an honest book written raw and unabated without the author ever pretending to be anything other than a simple man trying to stay alive. Despite the narrative describing a young man at odds with life and attempting to find his feet in a brutal and soul destroying industry during the hype of the late 80's and early 90's in Blackpool, it's obviously written by someone at ease with himself today, and with a gritty honesty, making this book a compelling read. It dovetails well with my own experience of the club scene in the same period, though I'd be daft to make any claim on a similarity in life experience and employment with Mr McLauglin, who describes both an upbringing and an early life far more painful, and from which he made his way successfully against long odds.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a well written, honest account of a real life survived despite being surrounded by a bitter mix of volatile people, good, bad and ugly.