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That Close Hardcover – 24 Oct 2013
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'Beautifully recreates the memories of his early years' Daily Express. (Daily Express)
'Brilliantly nutty ... gloriously irreverent' Mail on Sunday. (Mail on Sunday)
'His early life would make a novel in itself' Ian Rankin. (Ian Rankin)
'Really well written. Gripping' James Brown. (James Brown)
'Wonderfully evocative' Scotsman. (Scotsman)
The amazing life of Madness frontman and national treasure, Suggs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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I've read a lot people associated with 2-Tone, and this was my favourite read, because (1) It's not ghostwritten, or not much at least, because you can tell Sugg's way of speaking coming through the words. (2) He doesn't big himself up, quite the opposite if anything. (3) No-one gets slagged. Nice, easy read, plenty of anecdotes, made for holiday reading. you may not learn much, but there are plenty of fact-heavy books for that, this is just a pleasant few hours of company with a nice guy.
But the book wasn't consumed like a few Celebrity books I have had the misfortune to read about their success charting every boring detail along the way....Suggs wrote a book that was about his life not just a part of it....And it is more fascinating because of this....
It still covers Madness very well but it was his early life I enjoyed reading about most...
Reading the book has encouraged me to buy and listen to The Liberty of Norton Folgate, which I'll be doing very soon. It seems I've missed out on a real treasure.
In summary - a good guy, a good read and a brilliant, unique band.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read about suggs life. The book has been written really well. I throughly enjoyed it .Published 4 months ago by david s solloway
Fantastic memoirs from a fantastic man! Some of the stories he tells from his youth and all through the Madness days are absolute class. Thoroughly recommendPublished 8 months ago by Louie S.
The first half of the book is quite good - all about his childhood and meeting the band. The second half is about things like Madstock and playing Buckinham Palace and his home in... Read morePublished 9 months ago by bytestar
Excellent book which shows you a very different side to this person. Kept my amused for hours. Very easy reading for any age.Published 13 months ago by Richard Marriott