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    Initially this seemed like a literary version of Daisy and The Six A novel that charts the history of a rock band But though nothing outlandish happens in this novel I found it unbelievable than any novel I can remember r

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    My third O'Connor novel and my least favourite Something all three have in common is they are too long He's an author who tends to get carried away with his own exuberance The Thrill of it all is about a rock band in the 1

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    In this novel author Joseph O’Connor has woven a fascinating tale of a fictional band which reads like a real biography In a way it could well be a true story as it mirrors so many events in the life of bands and musicians that I have read – indeed O’Connor is well placed to write such a tale as his sister is the singer Sinead O’ConnorThe novel is told from the point of view of Robbie Goulding ex mem

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    In this novel author Joseph O’Connor has woven a fascinating tale of a fictional band which reads like a real biography In a way it could well be a true story as it mirrors so many events in the life of bands and musicians that I have read – indeed O’Connor is well placed to write such a tale as his sister is the singer Sin

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    I enjoyed this book but I didn't love it It's well written extremely funny often in uite an Irish way and filled with engaging chara

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    I liked this but didn't love it O'Connor can be long winded as I've found out before and I felt the same issue in this book Perhaps my penchant for actual music bios memoirs coloured my opinion on this as well a few musical reference

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    This has been my on train reading this week since I've spent a lot of time on trains obviously I kind of liked it since it's like the autobiography you want to read from your favourite bands but in this case it's fictionalInstead of an awful band name and awful made up band names of their era this comes off completely legit Patti Smith was the dream girl name a band of each spoken of era and it's probably mentioned so it's releva

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    From BBC Radio 4 Book at BedtimeJoseph O'Connor's novel spans 25 years and charts the rise and fall of a rock ban

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    I had two bites at Joseph O’Connor’s novel hearing the first half on audiobook during a holiday then reading the paperback after finding a copy in Oxfam As a result it was Ciarán Hinds’ restrained confiding brogue that rose to me from the printed word even when it was a woman speaking For once my imagination normally insistent on pl

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At college in 1980s Luton Robbie Goulding an Irish born teenager meets elusive Fran Mulvey an orphaned Vietnamese refugee Together they form a band Joined by cellist Sarah Thrse Sherlock and her twin brother Sen on drums The Ships in the Night set out to chase fame But the story of this makeshift family is haunted by ghosts from the pa. My third O Connor novel and my least favourite Something all three have in common is they are too long He s an author who tends to get carried away with his own exuberance The Thrill of it all is about a rock band in the 1980s narrated for the most part by the guitarist who fancies himself as a stand up comedian and with his relentless maudlin self deprecation was difficult to imagine as ever having known success in his life I found it virtually impossible to imagine what kind of music his band played Early on we learn Meatloaf ska music and Patti Smith were influences The mind boggled In fact this band were never plausible as worldwide mega stars Also there wasn t enough lived life in this novel for me to love it The relentless attempt at comedy often jarred for me The best bits were often when O Connor pays homage to the undervalued importance of popular music in our lives The ending was a surprise but chiefly because of how sentimental it was The Academy in 1980s Luton Robbie Goulding an Irish born teenager meets elusive Fran Mulvey an orphaned Vietnamese refugee Together they form a band Joined by cellist Sarah Thrse Sherlock and her twin brother Sen on drums The Ships Full Dark, No Stars in the Night set out to chase fame But the story of this makeshift family If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, is haunted by ghosts from the pa. My third O Connor novel and my least favourite Something all three have 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in common La ética de la crueldad is they are too long He s an author who tends to get carried away with his own exuberance The Thrill of 3052 it all Mercator in the 1980s narrated for the most part by the guitarist who fancies himself as a stand up comedian and with his relentless maudlin self deprecation was difficult to Pasos perdidos en Granada imagine as ever having known success Suffering and no suffering in his life I found Can We Live 150 Years? it virtually The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears impossible to Robs Shiny Dumptruck imagine what kind of music his band played Early on we learn Meatloaf ska music and Patti Smith were Business English influences The mind boggled In fact this band were never plausible as worldwide mega stars Also there wasn t enough lived life Mama Glow it The relentless attempt at comedy often jarred for me The best bits were often when O Connor pays homage to the undervalued Fire in the Sky importance of popular music olga spessivtzeva in our lives The ending was a surprise but chiefly because of how sentimental ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! it was

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Bowl from the meadows of the Glastonbury festival to a wintry Long Island culminating in a Dublin evening in July 2012 a night that changes everything A story of loyalties friendship the call of the muse and the beguiling shimmer of teenage dreams this is a warm hearted funny and deeply moving novel for anyone that's ever loved a song. I liked this but didn t love it O Connor can be long winded as I ve found out before and I felt the same issue in this book Perhaps my penchant for actual music bios memoirs coloured my opinion on this as well a few musical references while accurate grated with me as a result An enjoyable enough read when I picked it up but one of those books that I was finding other things to do rather than heading straight for it

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StSpanning 25 years The Thrill of it All rewinds and fast forwards through an evocative soundtrack of struggle and laughter Infused with blues ska classic showtunes New Wave and punk using interviews lyrics memoirs and diaries the tale stretches from suburban England to Manhattan's East Village from Thatcher era London to the Hollywood. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

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  • The Thrill of It All
  • Joseph OConnor
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  • 07 July 2017
  • 9781846553530

About the Author: Joseph OConnor

Cowboys and Indians short listed for the Whitbread Prize