I liked this, but then I liked Mark's 'Thank You For The Days' which I read a few years back. As a fellow Northerner with a similar taste in music (apart from those over-rated Manc bands, but then Mark's from Bolton and grew up with them, so I'll forgive him for that), what's not to like? I even walked Hadrian's Wall recently, which brought me right up to date with Mark's concluding chapters, so I feel as though I almost know him. We'd easily bond over a pint, that's for sure. Hadn't realised he was a drummer - when I saw his band a few years back, supporting Wilko Johnson at the O2 Islington, he was out front, singing and playing really good harp, the bastard! And they were a very tight band too. This book is full of wonderful anecdotes and insightful comments which will mean even more if you love the music, as I do (mostly, but then wouldn't it be boring if our tastes were identical?). If you've a train or a plane to catch, this is the ideal companion.