Bombed Out! More Excellent Feedback on the Book.
Above Photo: Nightmares in Wax playing at Eric’s, Liverpool, in March 1980. Phil Hurst, left, on drums, Mick Reid, Pete Burns, and I’m on the right, looking like I’m in the wrong band. (© David Bailey).
I thought I’d print some more unsolicited readers’ feedback on my Punk and New Wave memoir, Bombed Out!
The book continues to be very positively reviewed, and I’m pleased it is still striking a ‘chord’ with many readers, both musically and historically, as is clear from the comments below. Also that the concept of a journey (albeit a totally improbable one) chronicled in the book, comes across as exactly that to readers.
Bombed Out! Readers’ Feedback
Below are just some of the latest comments I’ve received about the book. I have illustrated them with superb modern-day photos of relevant Liverpool locations mentioned in Bombed Out!, by kind permission of a local photographer, Alan Dow.
Just got out of bed made myself a cup of coffee and finished reading your book. I’m still sitting here forty five minutes later with an empty cup thinking about my life. It’s a book that I could really identify with and which took me back to a really exciting time in my life.
Excellent story, read it in one sitting! Brought it all flooding back.
Got the book on Saturday and read most of it the same day. Read the rest on Sunday. Thought it was brilliant. Looking forward to the film.
The journey astounded me, it had highs and lows and was extremely humorous in places. I enjoyed the historical and political parts. Your journey is highly inspirational.
A great read Peter – is there a follow up in the pipeline?
I really enjoyed Bombed Out and I wish you every success with the screenplay. For what it’s worth I enjoyed your recollections from your time in bands, but I enjoyed reading about the period after that more. Leaving school with nothing and then struggling to study and make something of your life during the ’80’s was very familiar to me. Thanks.
I thought the book was great and it also had a different slant on the times, which I enjoyed.
Just read Bombed Out! – it was a very good read, and brought back some great memories.
Love the book, takes me back to exciting times in Liverpool! I was lucky enough to have gone to Erics twice, 1st time saw the Skids, 2nd time Stiff little fingers, amazing times. Love your story tho – its inspirational stuff.
A very entertaining read, and highly recommended.
Just finished reading Bombed Out! What a journey you go on when you read it.
I was there but not there, doing not that but something else, when all those songs were being played. I went to see the Modettes in Leeds. Best concerts ever during that time, Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees both at Leeds Uni and Madness in Bradford.
Reading the book, my god, I was back there again.
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