Tuesday 7 October 2008

The Fallen on Radcliffe and Maconie

I'll be on Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie's excellent Radio 2 programme this Thursday from 9pm, talking about The Fall and The Fallen. 

[Update: you can listen to it at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/radcliffemaconie]

This was a brilliant night. I'll blog more about it later.

Wednesday 1 October 2008

The Fallen comment on The Fallen

"That book will  go down in history as one of the maddest of all time. It is so accurate as to be uncanny. That is how it was. People who read it will be stunned" - Tommy Crooks

"Absolutely loved it. You captured the essence of The Fall, particularly the Smith, which is no mean feat. It was so funny as as the book 'marched on' it got more psychotically humourous. John Godbert who has known the Smith for 30 years and did the Live At The Witch Trials cover says it's the best stuff he has ever read on The Fall" - Kay Carroll

"A real Jimmy Page turner" - Craig Scanlon

"Really enjoyed it. Brought back a lot of memories, mostly good. You captured what it was like really well. A great book" - Steve Hanley

"I loved the cover, and the crazy montage of words that conveyed general insanity. You definitely captured some indefinable thing" - Una Baines

"I feel a road movie of the book coming on.... The Search For Karl Burns' Disembodied Head!" - Simon Rogers

"You didn't stitch me up!" - Marc Riley

"Really enjoyed it. Thanks for not making me look/sound a twat" - Dingo

"I enjoyed the book... although am vexed that you didn't find Karl Burns! I've known him since I was 12 years old" - Martin Bramah

"Chancer author on the make" - Julia Nagle