Stories We Could Tell by Tony Parsons

PUBLISHED: 11:27 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:09 06 May 2010

ONE of my problems with this book is that it has too many stories to tell. Maybe I m just a bit dense but I found the to-ing and fro-ing between the back stories of the three main characters hard to follow at times. In a way it s great that they are well

ONE of my problems with this book is that it has too many stories to tell. Maybe I'm just a bit dense but I found the to-ing and fro-ing between the back stories of the three main characters hard to follow at times.

In a way it's great that they are well developed, rounded characters with believable lives, but add that to the continued and packed narratives of the three on one hot night in 1977 and it all gets a bit much to take in. Nevertheless it is worth sticking with, and Parsons - a former journalist with NME - writes with confidence about three young lads working for music rag The Paper.

Thanks to Ottakar's of Stevenage 3/5


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