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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars


on 23 February 2014
A comprehensive anthology of the author's writings from around 1973 with views, opinions and a cultural stance on music, politics, pornography, surveillance ,drug use and abuse, television and cinema, topical news, media representation, booze, bar culture, etc -- I particularly like the concept of the cult of Elvis impersonators; and the incisive low key commentary and musical reportage. Mick Farren was a prophet without honour in his own land and moved to the promised land in the late 70's. This collection confirms his status, humour and often acute socio-cultural perceptions of an aging generation and a changing global landscape. A good buy worth reading.
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on 2 September 2013
a great book from one of the few genuine voices of dissent that never sold out and went for the easy money. micks writing is always fun to read even when dealing with often serious subject matter. not quite in the same league as "give the anarchist a cigarette" ( its a compilation of magazine articles/ snippets from books etc..as opposed to a novel or biography!) but still strongly recommended. R.I.P mick, the world is a dumber, less fun place without you.
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on 5 June 2013
If you only buy one book this year buy this one, collected writings and thoughts of a 60s counter culture survivor against all the odds. Brilliant follow up to "Give The Anarchist A Cigarette"
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on 25 June 2013
Just a great great book by an awesome author that represents a lifetime of powerful writing. Nothing more to say.
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on 15 June 2015
........But not mine! Great stuff and a man sadly missed.
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on 5 February 2014
The way this is printed is just ridiculous. Each page is split into two, the main text running on the inside of the page while the outside is either blank or filled sparsely with Farren's comment on the piece. As the text runs right up to the edge of the page it is impossible to read without deliberately breaking the spine. Never have I been so annoyed with a book. Is this a way of ensuring used copies are not available for sale? It's just stupid.
If you were turned on by the autobiography and are considering this, it's not on the same level. A collection of articles and fiction, it shows that Farren's life was more interesting than his output. Wait for that cheap broken used copy to become available.
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on 28 April 2014
Because I like the writer and the book is well designed and no more needs to be said so there
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