My Legendary Girlfriend

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My Legendary Girlfriend

My Legendary Girlfriend

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Disguised as it is by the MIDI-sequencing that took over much of Separations, that very human, gut-driven funk is still the driving force. The time came last month for me to re-read the book - I've run out of bookcase and couldn't bear to throw this one out without reading it again and maybe even deciding to keep it if I still loved it as much as I did the first time.

It’s been three years since his heartthrob, Agnes, wrecked his life with a chat that started, “It’s like that song. With that in mind I decided to try his debut novel My Legendary Girlfriend that he first published back in 1998. A minha vida era assim: muito daquilo que eu não queria e uma sede permanente das coisas que o meu coração mais desejava. Down and down we go, until there comes a point where there’s no other way except start rising, cos we just reached the bottom of the “down trail”!

Still, if my debut had been as good as this, you wouldn’t have been able to beat the smugness out of me with a crowbar.

In another world, this would have been their first big hit, and in a sense it was, but approaching it now it stands out as both half-forgotten (it has been rarely played live since around 1993) and – yes – legendary. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. As much as I did like Will over the course of the story, I really wanted to grab hold of him and give him a good shake. Over the course of a weekend we get to know his deepest, and often darkest, thoughts as he agonises over whether he will ever find a love like he had with his Legendary Girlfriend. There’s his best friend, Alice, who remembers his birthday; Simon, his oldest friend, who he may not be speaking to anymore; Martina, the one-night stand who won’t go away; Kate, the former occupant of his hovel; and Aggi, the one who got away, his legendary girlfriend, the one he has been pining over for the last three years.There had been experiments at making pop songs, sure, but they had been variously guilty of assuming popular music equalled dumbed down mulch and throwing ‘dark’ elements into the mix to counteract the pop fizz. Anyone who's ever gone through a rough breakup - and let's face it, that's all of us - will find literary comfort food in this book. There’s Alice (who remembers his birthday), Simon (who doesn’t), Kate (the previous tenant of his rented hovel). Gayle's debut novels typifies his body of work of male centric stories set in and around relationships with some light humour, self deprecation and some well thought out and masterly dictated life lessons for .

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). I just wanna, I just wanna, you don't understand, it's not like that anymore, please, please, I just wanna, I just wanna. Like an outrageous celebrity interview on The Word or a savagely pointed comment on Have I Got News For You, it seemed to step dangerously outside the unspoken consensus that there were certain limits that were not to be – as laughable as it might seem now – tested lightly.

When Hodder Books offered the Squadpod an exclusive and limited PR run to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Mike Gayle’s debut novel I jumped at the chance to be part of it.

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