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Faded Fragments Of Distant Dreams By Andy Martin
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Writer and musician Andy Martin was born in Scotland but his family moved first to Hampshire in 1966 and then to London in 1980. He spent 4 years incarcerated in Alton County Secondary School, 1977... More > – 1980. He suffered mental torture, physical abuse and frequent humiliation from the majority of teachers and other pupils in an establishment that was forced to change its name to Amery Hill School in the 1980s in order to distance itself from its history of violence and brutality. On 2 previous occasions he attempted to document this emotionally turbulent period of his life but the account caused him such distress that he was obliged to abandon the project. Only in 2011 was he finally able to summon sufficient courage to commence and finally complete the book in 2013. It provides a savage indictment against the secondary school system under which children suffered in Britain during the 1970s.< Less
Chinese Cinema By Andy Martin
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Over a period of 3 years, writer and musician Andy Martin watched 2,190 Chinese films on an average of 2 films per day. Thus he spent 3,285 hours, that is to say, 136 days 21 hours to watch hundreds... More > of Chinese people lark about on film sets. Thus this book features reviews and critical analyses of more Chinese films than any other work ever published on the subject. Martin eschews media studies jargon and avoids excessive technical terminology so that everyone can comprehend the text. Also absent is the repugnant use of Marxist ideas common to other books of this ilk.< Less
Progressive Rock By Andy Martin
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Writer, musician and composer Andy Martin defends, attacks and investigates all that is glorious, ridiculous, irritating and splendid in progressive rock, the European genre that infuriated music... More > journalists and perplexed audiences in the early 1970s which, despite its irrelevance to modern culture, continues to flourish in the 21st century.< Less