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I'm Coming To Take You To Lunch: A fantastic tale of boys, booze and how Wham! were sold to China Paperback – 6 Apr 2006
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"Tells the story with a raconteur's relish and a cast of shady characters straight out of a Graham Greene novel" (Q magazine)
"A riot of boys, booze and 80s excess...a great raconteur and his snide asides are a joy...Bitchier than an Elton John put down" (Elle)
"Reading this is like sitting across a table groaning with foie gras, listening to a raconteur extraordinaire ramble through an alcoholic mist...tremendous fun" (Gay Times)
"Funny and totally absorbing" (Pink Paper)
"Richly funny and entertaining..some of it reads like a big, gay Bond thriller; other bits are pure, pungent travelogue" (Mojo)
The acclaimed author of Black Vinyl White Powder and You Don't Have To Say You Love Me takes us on a Far Eastern pop adventure as he tries to take Wham! behind the bamboo curtainSee all Product description
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Getting China sorted takes a very long time indeed, during which SNB gets rid of Japan (the band), meets all sorts of shady characters, tussles with Chinese bureaucracy and corruption, struggles to keep Wham! going (they're haemorrhaging money and making hardly anything), and copes with George Michael's suspicion and paranoia about pretty much everything and everybody, and with GM's desire to go it alone just as everything is coming together. And as history shows, come together it does... and SNB can exit without loss (albeit without as much as he might have wished).
I really don't give a toss about Wham! or George Michael - my musical taste was largely formed in the period of SNB's first book, namechecked above. But this book is absolutely brilliant (as are the other two), because SNB is such a engaging and charming character - not a "suit" at all - and he has such interesting adventures on the way, and tells his tale so well. There's any number of doom-and-gloom books about pop/rock music ripoffs, bad times, and deaths (all of true, to be sure), so it's great to read a largely upbeat and amusing tale like this.
Now to start on his previous works.
Don't take my word for it...get stuck in.
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