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Timely Biog of a Manc Musical Magician,
This review is from: Who Killed Martin Hannett?: The Story of Factory Records' Musical Magician (Paperback)
I was looking forward to reading this and once in my hands I read it very swiftly. I thoroughly enjoyed it and well as being moved by it. I liked the two narrative voices: past and present. The two were needed in order to distance the author from his past but by having them Colin Sharp made the past come alive.
Sharp captures the times he writes about well: the sounds the looks and the smells. The descriptions of heroin use were so graphic and reminded me of Trainspotting. As with Welsh's classic, I wanted to look away from some of the descriptions but I couldn't stop myself from reading on.
Colin Sharp is a historian of punk, new wave as well as of Manchester. The story needed to be written and those involved should be pleased it's been written in such a human way. The author abviously cared about Martin and it comes through in his writing.
To be read before or after you watch the film "Control".