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Vi ricordate la Banda dei Brocchi di Johnatan Coe questo il fratello cattivo A fine lettura viene voglia di tingersi i capelli di arancione, sniffare un po di colla e rubare la pensione alle vecchiette Invece mi tocca restare a casa a impiastricciarmi di Lasonil contro i reumatismi Da rubare. Another Anglocentric masterpiece by John King, Human Punk follows his motif of British culture, from his works regarding soccer and skinhead culture to this project on early punk rock and it s impact on British youth Told in three parts and stretching over thirty years, it s King s epic, his experiment in telling the story of a life.The first act of the book takes place in 1977, right as the early Punk Movement is hitting Britain, and Joe, a kid from blue collar Slough, is wrapped up in the mus Another Anglocentric masterpiece by John King, Human Punk follows his motif of British culture, from his works regarding soccer and skinhead culture to this project on early punk rock and it s impact on British youth Told in three parts and stretching over thirty years, it s King s epic, his experiment in telling the story of a life.The first act of the book takes place in 1977, right as the early Punk Movement is hitting Britain, and Joe, a kid from blue collar Slough, is wrapped up in the music, along with his friends Spending his days picking cherries for pocket change, he and his friends key a car into the city for their first real concert, leading to a late night altercation that changes Joe s life, and the life of his best friend, Smiles, forever The second act finds Joe as an adult, traveling back from his bartending job in Hong Kong, hopping trains across the breadth of Asia, headed home Drawn back to England by the news of a life shaking death, he spends his long days on the Trans Siberian Railroad contemplating the memories of his youth, dashing through Moscow in the days of Gorbachev and sliding past the Berlin Wall to make it home The final act takes place just after the turn of the millennium, as Joe finds a stable, happy life, only to have it upended by a face from the past sort of that draws him back to a long unsettled debt, closing the cycle opened two and a half decades previous It s an excellent book, written in King s trademark wall of text, stream of consciousness prose, making it far from the easiest read, but well worth the commitment Abounding with joyous musical references that ll make any old punk weep, King provides a soundtrack for his novel that displays not only a knowledge of the history of the subculture, but a deep love for the bands and songs that defined the youth of that generation In fact, I think this book, while quite capable of causing anyone an amount of enjoyment, it may very well have a targeted audience of those kids who lived it, a nostalgia ridden love letter to a time, a place, and a sound It s a truly brilliant read, if you can commit the time it takes to wade into it fully , , , , , ,, 100% , 10 Good book, the main character has a bit of an existentialist attitude. ( Download Book ) ♫ Human Punk ♿ For fifteen year old Martin, growing up in Slough, the summer ofmeans punk rock, reggae, disco, stolen cars, cut throat gangs, and a job picking cherries for the gypsies Life is sweet until he s beaten up and thrown in the Grand Union canal with his best friend, Smiles Fast forward toand Joe is heading home on the Trans Siberian Express after three years working in a Hong Kong bar Fast forward again to , and Joe is sitting pretty as a DJ until a face from the past forces him to re live that night inand deal with the fall out Working class novelJohn King has a great understanding of the working class culture in the later part of the 20th Century When the book was in Slough, the story is 5 star This discovering himself by travelling was a little too long and chunky and some of the dialogue particularly with Luke uses too much exposition, whilst the other dialogue is authentic A really good book Since it s written very stream of conscious, probably not for everyone The ending seemed a bit muddled and rushed But other than that, an engaging and thoughtful look at how UK punk culture really was outside of the tabloids and the press in 77 and what happened to those kids re read recht ern chternd aber die musik ist gut. Mujeres se is Why Everything You Think You Know About Punk Is Completely Wrong Why Everything You Think You Know About Punk Is Completely Wrong