THE PRINTED WORD

Having just noticed that the initiator of the latest "book" thread left the site taking the discussion with him, it's my turn again to revive it; being too important a topic to be dropped, imo.

Having finished "Get Carter" by Ted Lewis over the Holidays, I'll soon start with "Jack Carters Law", a prequel set in late 60s Soho.

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    • I would say that’s the worst book I’ve ever read about Mods but that wouldn’t be fair ...

      cos it’s not really about Mods. It’s a load of reference- laden twaddle by a bullshitting sociology type. I could go on and on but the worst thing about the entire exercise is that he takes our wonderful ‘thing’ and makes it relentlessly BORING. With every chapter and sub heading you’re hoping he’s going to get back on track and write about something fun, exciting, interesting, revealing, enlightening and all you get is disappointment. Stood against Richard Barnes, Tony Beesley, Paul Anderson this bloke is worse than a charlatan, he’s a relentless DULLARD. 

    • I appreciate your "reference-laden twaddle" comment, Rod. Check this out:

      https://www.bu.edu/abroad/about/contact-us/richard-weight/

      Maybe you should attend one of his lectures at Boston University and try not to laugh. Often journalists and sociologists can often get it wrong. The "Battle of Brighton" in 1964 etc. was an example of that.

      Richard Weight
    • Not impressed then Rod 

    • Come to think of it... you're spot on, Rod, hahaha!

    • Strange at times, connecting Mod with New Romantic and Kraftwerk...

    • Don't know Kai -Kraftwerk did a great version of Thanks Mr Postman and Visage nailed Dead End Street.

    • And Soft Cells version of Tainted Love beats the original, hahaha! ;-)

    • So what you are trying to say Scott, is that the book looks good but it is not at all reliable. I liked the heavyWEiGHT pun haha

    • FeatherWEIGHT knowledge of Mod. PaperWEIGHT in terms of presentation.

    • I have never came across this book but judging by recent comments is does not sound like my thing, maybe an up to date but poor mans Stanley Cohen. It will be a long weight before i think about buying it.  I suppose if I saw it in a second hand shop for £1 I may think about it.

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