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 have read his fantastic book 'Young Soul Rebels' so will likely buy the Detroit 67 one at some point. My bad habit of having two and three books on the go at one time has held me back recently but I am now ready to start 'Happy Boys Happy' by Uli Twelker and Roland Schmitt. It looks really well researched even though the material relating to the Small Faces does not cover much of the book.

    • Have you read McLagans bio All The Rage, Chris? That's a nice one!

    • I decided to take you up on that Kai and popped out and bought that book. I also used my magic powers and got Ian Mac to sign it ha ha. All kidding aside when you posted that testerday it rang a bell somewhere. I bought it  after the gig when he played here in 2011, and he was happy to autograph it to me.

    • Yes agreed. A very good read!

  • Being an avid reader of all his recent work from 'Man and Boy' on, I'm gonna start in this 'prehistoric' Parsons now. I think Beesleys Mojo Talkin' inspired me to get it.

    • I've got a 1983 copy of Limelight Blues, l haven't read it and wondered why l bought it but now l know after reading Kai's post, probably influenced by Tony Beesleys book 

    • I have never read any of Parsons books so I cannot comment on the literary merits. I have never taken to him as a person tbh as to me he comes across as a weasel; the music industries equivalent to Piers Morgan.

    • On the money there Chris, two bob in Parsons's case.  His early books ( I couldn't call it writing) sold well  but because he had nothing original to say, no one would publish him for years.                                                                                                                              I  saw him interviewed once when he said he was over forty before he understood that women were not sex objects so obviously a progressive thinker.



    • Yeah the few times I have seen him interviewed he came across as a little odious creep John, throw in the odd bit of racism and it probably sums the guy up. Other people may well like him or his style of writing but he is not the sort of person I rate.

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