Eschewing a traditional linear account in favour of a clever postmodern looping narrative, Mick signposts his chapters with epigraphs that evidence his extensive wider reading. His unpretentious writing style makes his polymathic genius all the more accessible whilst his human frailties, which include being naively exploitable, create a sympathetic and very attractive story teller. You will laugh. You will cry. You will get angry. One of the best (pop) autobiographies ever written and something of an addictive bible to those who have already been seduced by its pages.
Mick Karn is a musical hero of mine, so when i bought this book on the day of publication, i read it non stop in one sitting And i go back to it again and again. Heartbreakingly honest. A sometimes harsh upbringing, his sensitivity to his environment seems to burden him for the rest of his all too short life. His self deprecation, a quality in most, is his biggest flaw. He just didnt seem to understand how exceptionally talented he really was. This lack of confidence seems to be a constant chain, holding him back from pushing himself forward. He would disagree, but his achievments in the world of art are many-fold, music being the most obvious. But for all his original talents, to read with great sadness, his constant battles to stay financially afloat, was perhaps this readers great sadness too. Thats not to say the book is a totally miserable experience .... far from it. Theres much humour, many laughs along the way, and also stories of the making of some of the most beautiful... More > pieces of pop music that this man helped to shape and create. KEEP KARN AND BUY THIS BOOK xxxxx< Less
I am probably one of the youngest people to read Mick Karn's book as I am 11. My family have bought copies for friends and there is always one in the house so I picked it up. I think what made me read it was the opening parts, Mick is so honest about being a kid and I find it useful to help me with things I am going through.It's very funny in places but also moving. I will understand it more when I am older but for now I will say I am grateful he shared with me.
Beautiful as the man and his music, brilliant and tragic as his life and wise, funny and honest as one would expect from Mick Karn. God Bless him. Wonderful, wonderful human being. With all my heart I urge you to buy this book xxx
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