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A book. A book about David. A book about David Peace.,
This review is from: Red or Dead (Hardcover)
This is not a book about Bill Shankly, the football manager, at home, at Anfield. At home or at Anfield. Bill the manager, the football manager. Of Liverpool. Of Liverpool at Anfield. Managed at Anfield, by Bill. Bill Shankly, the football manager. The football manager of Liverpool,at Anfield. This is a book about a man who writes. A writer who is a man. A man who writes books. A man who writes books with words. A man who writes books with words and sentences. A man who is a writer who writes books with words. A man who is a writer who is a man who is a writer who writes books with words and sentences. A man who is a writer who is a man who is a writer who writes books with words and sentences and then writes the same words and the same sentences. The same words and sentences in the same book by a man who is a writer who writes books. With the same words. With the same words and the same sentences. Over and over again. Over and over and over again. Over and over and over and over again. The man writes the book with the same words and sentences. The man who is a writer. And then he washes the dishes. The dishes, in his house. In his house, at home.
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Initial post: 12 Aug 2013 18:11:38 BDT
I'm afraid I agree with you, and find it wasteful that such a great character should have been squandered in this journalistic and mythological style exercise.
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 19:44:14 BDT
Ruby Begonia says:
A point well made! (And without the use of the word irritating!) Amusing AND incisive.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2013 18:18:50 BDT
Peter L. Hurst says:
Sad but true. Looked forward to reading this book. Loved the Damned UTD and Im a Liverpool fan but 'Red or Dead' is unreadable. Dissapointed.
Posted on 20 Aug 2013 20:27:43 BDT
E. Moore says:
The reviewer read the book,the book that the writer wrote about Bill the manager who was written about by the writer. Then the reviewer was reviewed about the book that was written about Bill the manager of Liverpool Football Club of Anfield. Anfield in Liverpool.
I enjoyed your review more that the book, for one it was shorter!
Posted on 21 Aug 2013 13:11:55 BDT
Brian Fairclough says:
Haven't read the book, so I can't comment on it, but your review is quality.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2013 07:35:54 BDT
Same here, will not read it on strength of excellent review, and also thought The Damned Utd was poor too.
Posted on 23 Aug 2013 09:19:22 BDT
R. A. Monk says:
I agree with you. With you I agree.
Posted on 23 Aug 2013 20:08:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Aug 2013 20:11:01 BDT
Tony Farson says:
This must be the funniest review on Amazon - thanks Barcelona1986. I read the Observer review which barely mentions the stylistic quirk of the book. But then I accidentally heard it on BBC Radio 4 and actually it sounds better spoken - but of course you don't know how it has been edited. It has a very conversational but oddly visual style and a sort of galloping rhythm that with the repetitions becomes hypnotic, rather than the mind numbing boredom described here. Perhaps it's all in the performance of the very talented reader. Listening now to Tommy Smith lifting the UEFA cup in Dresden in 1973. Episodes are available for a few more days on the BBC site (Book at Bedtime). I've downloaded a Kindle sample - not sure if I can bring myself to buy it in view of the comments here but will see how it reads on the page so to speak. The beginning about the approach to Shankly to leave Huddersfield is interesting and funny in parts and manageable when you are expecting the worst!! It would be one hell of a shock to have bought this book without knowing how it is written.
Posted on 28 Aug 2013 12:32:56 BDT
Mr. Rj Dehn says:
Haha good one. I listened to it on the radio, and undecided about whether to buy it... very good review dude!