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review Naked author Kevin Brooks 103 E dei Naked corre in parallelo con un pezzo di storia della musica e della Londra di uegli anni scossa dalla nascita di un nuovo violento movimento culturale e dilaniata dal terrorism This is the first Kevin Brooks book I ve read but it will definitely not be the last This was a raw exciting novel set in the burgeoning world of punk The main character is Lili a young classically trained musician who finds herself swept into this dirty unglamorous music scene that began sweeping its way through 70 s era England She finds herself becoming the bassist of a group called Naked but is never really sure if she fits into this worldThe characters are at the heart of this novel and Lili is a likeable and relatable protagonist Her relationships with Curtis the lead singer in the group and William the mysterious new rhythm guitarist are what drive the narrative I found both characters to be very interesting Curtis with all his self destructive ways is a heart breaking character and William or Billy the Kid as he becomes known is simply a fascinating character The only downside of the book is you never really feel you get to know him as well as you would like William was easily my favourite characterAnyone familiar with the early punk scene will enjoy all the references from Malcolm McLaren and his infamous boutiue Sex to various bands that would soon be taking the country by storm such as The Sex Pistols The Buzzcocks etc There is also a subplot revolving around the IRA conflict in Northern Ireland which ends up playing a really big role in the story as it unfolds The story is at times beautiful and heart breaking Brooks writes as someone very familiar with the setting and the events I wasn t even born during the time the book is set in although I am at least passingly familiar with punk as a social movement though prefer post punk music personally but I really felt swept up in the events Five stars A Daddy for Christmas read but it will definitely not be the last This was a Banned in Britain raw exciting novel set in the burgeoning world of punk The main character is Lili a young classically trained musician who finds herself swept into this dirty unglamorous music scene that began sweeping its way through 70 s era England She finds herself becoming the bassist of a group called Naked but is never Hour of the Beast really sure if she fits into this worldThe characters are at the heart of this novel and Lili is a likeable and Dictionary Of Dreams relatable protagonist Her The Love of a Latino relationships with Curtis the lead singer in the group and William the mysterious new Other Days, Other Eyes rhythm guitarist are what drive the narrative I found both characters to be very interesting Curtis with all his self destructive ways is a heart breaking character and William or Billy the Kid as he becomes known is simply a fascinating character The only downside of the book is you never Deception Island really feel you get to know him as well as you would like William was easily my favourite characterAnyone familiar with the early punk scene will enjoy all the The Family references from Malcolm McLaren and his infamous boutiue Sex to various bands that would soon be taking the country by storm such as The Sex Pistols The Buzzcocks etc There is also a subplot The First Partition of Poland revolving around the IRA conflict in Northern Ireland which ends up playing a The Hero of Varay really big Palestrina and Other Plays role in the story as it unfolds The story is at times beautiful and heart breaking Brooks writes as someone very familiar with the setting and the events I wasn t even born during the time the book is set in although I am at least passingly familiar with punk as a social movement though prefer post punk music personally but I Blackmailed By Daddy really felt swept up in the events Five stars

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review Naked author Kevin Brooks 103 Essi ma anche dell'a Dall'incontro con Curtis Ray il dio della musica leader della band all'ingresso nel gruppo del misterioso ragazzo irlandese che le ruberà il cuore La vita di Lili This is the best book I have read in a long time The Troubles the ethno nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century may be living memory for any of us over 30 but for teenagers they are history and a new book is needed to replace the likes of Joan Lingard s excellent Across the Barricades Naked fills this space brilliantly with a narrative seen through the eyes of naive teenage girl experiencing sex first love and painful loss of innocence during a blazing summerIt is 1976 London and Lili is 17 practicing Debussy in the school music room when Curtis Ray the boy everyone loved hated wanted to be or be with comes in and asks her to join his band She says yes and finds punk and love their band feeding into the burgeoning Kings Road punk scene in London around Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren s controversial shop Sex Brooks never forces the issue by name dropping Curtis band Naked fits naturally against a backdrop of the Ramones and Sex Pistols And when they need a new rhythm guitarist brilliant Irish musician William Bonney appears as if from nowhere and is promptly nicknamed Billy the Kid after his namesake As Curtis spirals out of control through alcohol and drugs Lili learns about William and his life growing up as a Catholic in violently polarised Belfast and loses her innocenceWhat Brooks does brilliantly in this is two fold Firstly he writes convincingly in the voice of a 17 year old girl who is affluent but emotionally bereft charting her growing awareness of a larger world and her own sense of self And secondly by putting the point of view behind her eyes he shows the horror of the Troubles and the UK bombings in a completely fresh light as she learns so do we and what we learn is heartbreaking of shattered families brutality and fear It makes for an achingly melancholic book and the way I would like my 10 year old to learn about this vital aspect of British history that made a generation what it is The Numbers Game ragazzo irlandese che le Tall man riding. ruberà il cuore La vita di Lili This is the best book I have The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory read in a long time The Troubles the ethno nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century may be living memory for any of us over 30 but for teenagers they are history and a new book is needed to The Big Golden Book of Poetry replace the likes of Joan Lingard s excellent Across the Barricades Naked fills this space brilliantly with a narrative seen through the eyes of naive teenage girl experiencing sex first love and painful loss of innocence during a blazing summerIt is 1976 London and Lili is 17 practicing Debussy in the school music NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW room when Curtis Ray the boy everyone loved hated wanted to be or be with comes in and asks her to join his band She says yes and finds punk and love their band feeding into the burgeoning Kings Road punk scene in London around Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren s controversial shop Sex Brooks never forces the issue by name dropping Curtis band Naked fits naturally against a backdrop of the Ramones and Sex Pistols And when they need a new Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, rhythm guitarist brilliant Irish musician William Bonney appears as if from nowhere and is promptly nicknamed Billy the Kid after his namesake As Curtis spirals out of control through alcohol and drugs Lili learns about William and his life growing up as a Catholic in violently polarised Belfast and loses her innocenceWhat Brooks does brilliantly in this is two fold Firstly he writes convincingly in the voice of a 17 year old girl who is affluent but emotionally bereft charting her growing awareness of a larger world and her own sense of self And secondly by putting the point of view behind her eyes he shows the horror of the Troubles and the UK bombings in a completely fresh light as she learns so do we and what we learn is heartbreaking of shattered families brutality and fear It makes for an achingly melancholic book and the way I would like my 10 year old to learn about this vital aspect of British history that made a generation what it is

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review Naked author Kevin Brooks 103 Il racconto di Lili comincia con l'estate del 1976 uella che cambiò per sempre la sua vita l'estate in cui nacue il punk e la sua band i Naked l'estate del sesso della droga degli ecc I d never read a Kevin Brooks book before this one but I know a lot of people rave about his writing so when I got the review reuest even though it didn t totally look like my kind of thing I decided to give it a chance Each character in this book was so uniue and different from the next and that was something I really loved The main character Lili is uite sweet and innocent at the beginning and a massive contrast to Curtis the boy who takes her under his wing In one way I kind of think that Curtis corrupted Lili a little bit showing her a completely different way of life and introducing her to drugs and drink but then on the other hand I think maybe she might have turned out the same way anyway due to the era and what was going on I liked Lili though she brought a softer side to a very hard story and gave it the feminine edge that it needed Curtis and Billy were the most interesting characters though Curtis is a complete wild child and doesn t care what anyone thinks of him He just wants to live his life his own way and not have people telling him what he should and shouldn t do Although this gets him into a heap of trouble at time I admired him for his bravery and determination As crazy as Curtis was he had a softer side to him that was rarely seen as it only came out when he and Lili were alone but it was good to see that he wasn t totally wild Billy was nearly the complete opposite to Curtis Yes he still drinks sometimes does drugs and has a good time at parties but he was a much uieter and subdued character Billy had a lot of hidden depths and it was great to hear his story being revealed at small intervals always leaving me wanting about him As Naked is about the story of a band in the late 70s there are a lot of references to drugs sex and drinking Because of these things Naked is definitely not a book for younger readers I didn t mind these things in the book at all though because they were so fitting with the setting of the book I wasn t even born in the 70s but I felt like all of these aspects helped to add to the atmosphere of the punk era and to make it possible for me to feel like I was actually there Brooks writing was so vivid and intense that I could picture every skanky bar and party extremely well The whole punk aspect of the book was something that interested me greatly as I had never read anything about it before nor did I know anything about it beforehand Another big issue which is brought up is the IRA and problems in Ireland during the time and again I didn t really know much about this so it really fascinated me and I think these things made Naked intense interesting and complex The pacing in Naked is a bit hit and miss and felt all over the place at times Just when it began to get really exciting it would slow down completely for a large amount of pages and I thought this transition could have been a lot smoother All of a sudden the action stopped and the story would change to being dreary Even so these slower parts of the book really gave me a chance to get to know the characters better and to pay attention to the smaller things that they did or said which wouldn t have been included I guess if there had been a lot action and excitement I loved Kevin Brooks writing and how he is able to bring an era I wasn t alive for to life I am really glad I started with this book and because I loved it so much I am desperate to get my hands on of his books now

  • Hardcover
  • 383
  • Naked author Kevin Brooks
  • Kevin Brooks
  • Italian
  • 16 September 2017
  • 9788856652581