This is a sort of small collection of pieces of writing, cleverly presented in the form of an LP album; all the pieces are well-written and I give especial credit to the different viewpoints, characters and styles presented here. All of the writing seems \to hang around music in some way, indie, growing up, meaningful music - the kind that you listen to on a loop when a relationship ends, the kind you can find solace in. Therefore a well-evoked\ atmosphere shines through the writing; and this is the point, I think, that rather than a strict linear story, as such, these are pieces to touch you in certain ways; the tracks or stories might not always grab you, but the album as a whole makes an impression of what the author wanted to say. Some good snapshot visuals, and a nostalgic atmosphere give this points in my book. For the authors attention, my favourites here were towards the end, 'Max And Sally' and 'Pen And paper Girl'.
Enjoyable real-life stuff, the atmosphere is of a certain time, a certain place. I'm a big suede fan, and i'd liken the feeling here to much of their work. Good stuff; what's next?
(review of free book)