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The book briefly touches upon Shaun's childhood, brought up in a good, working class family. He introduces one of his main characters really, prominent throughout his life and both books... Wild Man, in a way that made me laugh so hard, I nearly burst my stitches. Obviously talented, a good Northern grafter, with lots of energy, and an interest in World markets, he embarks upon a promising career. He also finds clubbing at a time when the music in the North West was amazing, the clubs were pumping, and the pills were pure. The music and the drugs make him feel invincible, and he loves the feeling they give him.
He moves to the US, grafts out a career, and finds a blossoming club scene. People gravitate around him, I'd guess that he's a really nice, quite addictive guy himself. He wants other people to feel good so he starts pushing a few pills out. Some personal stress and tragedy hits, and he tries some new drugs out... work becomes less important... more people gravitate around him. He becomes a weapon of MASSIVE consumption, more people gravitate round him, the people get heavier, the risks become higher... I don't want to spoil the story.
It is seriously, one of the best books of this genre I have ever read. I've read Shaun Ryder's, Howard Marks, loads of them. Shaun's World goes from delightful to scary, and when it comes to an end... it might be too late. You will have to read it for that bit. I think someone said in their review that they couldn't put it down and they'd be absolutely, completely and unequivocally correct. Buy it.
My first thought when I finished this book was 'how on earth is Shaun still alive and functioning as a normal human being?'. I really think that says it all. Party Time is a tale of excess on every level that left me both wishing I was part of the legendary 90's rave scene and eternally glad I'm just that little bit too young.
The scene is set brilliantly in the first chapter where Shaun documents his first experience on Ecstasy, detailing the fear and anxiety of a first time user, emotions that are swiftly melted away by euphoria in what is the very beginning of a huge downward spiral in to a world of chaos and crime.
We are then taken to the author's childhood in order to meet Wild Man. After reading Hard Time I was really pleased to find out a little more about this superhuman character and his beginnings in Shaun's life. It must be difficult to write about someone at times so fierce and charged with negative energy and retain an element of realism, it could very easily seem ridiculous given the extent of his antics but the author does a fantastic job and somehow you're left wanting to like Wild Man no matter what kind of mess he gets himself into.
We're then taken into the cut throat world of the stock market where Shaun beings to feel the thirst for making a swift dollar and is not afraid of using more 'unconventional' methods to get where he wants to be. After years of grafting in an industry he clearly excels in the howling wolves creep in and the party scene takes over his world in a big way.Read more ›
His story really begins when he arrives as a young hopeful from the north west of England in Arizona with a dream to make a million - but he is soon yearning for the rave scene he so enjoyed back home... and the drugs that went with it. Working overtime to make it as a stockbroker, Attwood begins burning the candle at both ends as his party-mad alter ego comes to the fore, and with the pill-popping comes pill-trading, followed by big money, an entourage, a growing reputation as the town's main Ecstasy-dealer and, inevitably, a cast of nefarious characters lurking in the wings. The ambitious young man from Widnes becomes increasingly paranoid as a succession of people let him down, and when his local supremacy is challenged by violent rival gangs he realises that this is not the world he envisioned. There's no easy way out, though, when so much money and so many friendships are at stake, and his growing sense of unease/desperation is palpable. I'd have liked more information about the amounts of money that changed hands, and I also found some of his 'posse' hard to engage with, but this is a great, cautionary tale about what can happen when ambition becomes entwined with a life of crime - and a seemingly-decent guy finds himself immersed much, much deeper than he bargained for. Recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic book.I felt i could easily imagine the surroundings, the people and the situations that were described, i could completely relate to the author somewhat on many levels. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you was on the rave scene in the early days then this is a trip down memory lane with some very funny parts that had me on stitches. A must read.Published 2 months ago by lisa
Fascinating book, I was addicted straight away and couldn't put it downPublished 4 months ago by carly
I didn't really enjoy this book. The 'too long, didn't read' summary is that a Brit up north left for Arizona and sold some drugs then got arrested, inevitably. So what?Published 4 months ago by Powerbaby01
After buying and reading prison time on iBooks I had to buy this one too and I wasn't disappointed with either book! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Simon Holmes
Great paced story typifies the 1980's in regard to greed, drugs and the music scene whether it was the U.K or the States fantastic read "La"Published 6 months ago by Bob Mc
Read all 3 books in the Time Trilogy and gutted to have finished them as enjoyed them each so much. Brilliantly written from start to finish - Shaun has lived a life that has had... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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