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01:23 PM on 12/04/13
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I bought this yesterday and I'm enjoying it so far. His writing style is exactly what you would expect from him. Bummed it's not the same cover as the UK edition though.

This NY Times article said the two editions "would be nearly identical" but it was written a while ago. That's another bummer if the US edition is leaving stuff out.
04:51 PM on 12/04/13
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How so? Everything I've heard has said he's a good writer and has a good voice for it. Haven't read any of it myself though.
It is a bit tough to read not because of his writing, but because he writes about his favorite TV shows, musicians, and other events surrounding his childhood and much of it is kind of obscure to Americans - especially our age group. I had to Google a lot of the stuff which slows up my reading pace.

Edit: Forgot to mention there's no chapters or pauses within the writing. You kind of just have to take breaks when you see fit.
04:59 PM on 12/04/13
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I will be grabbing the UK version online soon. Hopefully it won't be so bad for me considering I'm from the UK and all
The TV shows and some of the singers he writes about might give you a hard time, but I'm sure you know who George Best and Bobby Charlton are, and if you know what the Moors murder were you're probably in good shape haha
06:04 PM on 12/04/13
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This is stupid.

Absolutely adoring this read. What's the US cover like if it's different to the UK one?
It's the same cover photo but without the Penguin Classic design.

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