Words Without Music. Perhaps.
R*E*P*E*A*T Bookish Play List 17.5.20
For a change, this week's R*E*P*E*A*T Lockdown Virtual
Tea Party came up with a playlist of books.
Here they are, typed up from my memory of what people said about them...
The City & the City by China Miéville
A murder mystery with a metaphysical twist.
Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse
Written as a more honest and interesting counterweight to the film about
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
by Viv Albertine
A telling of punk from a defiantly female perspective.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
Classic tale of migrant workers battling a recession.
Be More Pirate Or How to Take On the World and Win
by Sam Conniff Allende
'A model for how to break the system and create radical change'
A Tale of Wizards, Dragons and Fracking by Noel P Morgan
A comic fantasy based around the Fat Wizard and occupants of a little
known magical village in present day Wales.
Lipstick Traces : A Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil
A Situationist, Dadaist reinterpretation of punk. Showcases the thin
line between genius and madness.
John Lydon: Its so mad, its so daft, its
so off the wallits thoroughly enjoyable
Interviewer: But you dont think hes completely
John Lydon:No, hes not wrong.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Advice was to ignore the book and watch the TV series instead, but many
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
The smart and breezy novel Normal People could have been, according
to our tea timer.
Soul Shakedown by Gareth R Miles
A deft meld of folklore and sci-fi metaphysics from a Swansea based
Come On Everybody: Poems 1953-2008 : Adrian Mitchell
A collection of poetry of marked simplicity, clarity, passion and humour
whose evolution is interesting to track through this collection.
'This is Adrian Mitchell, the British Mayakovsky'- Kenneth
Hings by Chris McQueer.
Young Scottish author much of whose current work is available on Twitter.
And in this debut collection. Sounds best read aloud, in his own Glasgow
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Powerful story story of rape and racism told with warmth and humour.
Comments inaccurately transcribed by Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T
Past playlists here