[AZW] î We Are the New Romantics | BY ↠ Niven Govinden #2020


  • Title: We Are the New Romantics
  • Author: Niven Govinden
  • ISBN: 9780747565932
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback

  • We Are the New Romantics By Niven Govinden Here s the deal with these two kids bumming around Europe they re best mates looking for fun, one cocky guy, and one beautiful girl Parisian troublemakers, suburban street gangs, and accidental death all come together in this story of friendship, love, and loyalty.
    Niven Govinden
    An outstanding new voice in British literature, whose novel Graffiti My Soul is a heart breaking story of youthful love and tragic lossThis is Surrey where nothing bad ever happens Except somehow 15 year old Veerapen, half Tamil, half Jew and the fastest runner in the school has just helped bury Moon Suzuki, the girl he loved His Dad has run off with an optician and his Mum s going off the rails then there s his trainer, who s has been accused of kiddie fiddling Since when did growing up in the suburbs get this complicated As the knots of Moon and Veerapen s tragic story unfold, Niven Govinden brings to life a misfit hero of the school gates, bristling with tenderness, venom and vigour Graffiti My Soul is a hip, rich big hearted book full of unexpected twists and inspiring humanity Praise for Graffiti My Soul Arena a sharp update on JD Salinger s Catcher in the Rye incriminating JPEGS, Britney and all Attitude In a thunderous rollercoaster of a book, Govinden charts the casual violence and depravity of contemporary Britain A deliciously subversive, happy slap of a book BBC Online Govinden hits upon exactly the right balance of teenage insouciance and vulnerabilityabsorbing 4 stars Financial Times Graffiti My Soul convincingly evokes a world of listless yet energetic teenagers and the private code of loyalties and rivalries governing their everyday life Independent on Sunday one to watchGraffiti My Soul is quite an achievement Govinden has provided us with a powerful and sobering social commentary The List a captivating novela fizzy, witty, horrific take on being a British youngsterGovinden s eye for the atmosphere on the streets and ear for the accompanying dialogue will prove difficult to better 4 stars The London Paper a remarkable look into the minds of youth I can see this becoming required reading in schools Metro a worryingly exact take on youth cultureints a picture of the 21st century schoolyard, full of bitter enmity, boredom and text bullyingoughtful stuff 4 stars Fiction Of The Week New Statesman witty and compassionateGovinden adopts brilliant street jargon that immediately communicates the 15 year old mentality Radio 5 Live Book Panel an absolute achievementard worthyould be nominated for a Booker Boyd Hilton Stirling Observer Never sentimental and sometimes even shocking, a desperate nihilism is discernible in each and every member of the teenage cast of characters, but so too is a sense that they are all behind the blas fronts, anxious for something deeper and meaningful in their lives than the next happy slap of 50 Cent CDA tender, cheeky slice of life with plenty to invigorate the soul Sunday Herald Govinden effectively creates an atmosphere of nihilistic despair among his charactersbut does it with a twinkle in his eye and real comic flairThere is much to admire about Graffiti My Soul Time Out Govinden s edgy coming of age novelhas some of the irreverance of early Hanif Kureishi Govinden employs the same pencil sharp observation and smart handling of human relationships as he did in his first novel We Are The New Romantics 3 stars Times dark humourspirit, guts and soul Times Literary Supplement a modest but worthwhile novel shocking and subtly told 3 AM Magazine excellent txt Romeo and Juliet Niven Govinden is an ex Surrey ite with no discernable track or field ability He is the author of one previous novel, We Are The New Romantics, and is currently hard at work on his third book.

    We Are the New Romantics By Niven Govinden

    Commentaires:

    Nine
    I don t know It didn t quite work out for me I loved Niven Govinden s second book, Graffiti My Soul, and I m looking forward to seeing what he does next, but I wasn t so much into this one The plot was interesting enough to keep me reading, but I found two out of the three main characters largely unlikeable, so it became hard to care too much about what actually happened to them Still, there are humorous moments and plus it s not like it s unrealistic as such you know what, people in their twent [...]

    Maan
    Book 23 for 2013 Picked this up from the bargain bins Judged the book by its cover again The story is about two friends who decided to to explore Europe They were all over the place Paris, Madrid, etc The story was okay I did not hate it but I did not love it Oh to be young and recklessLiked the part where the author brought up Paul Van Dyk, Sing It Back Raver days Good times.

    Pam
    02 01 08 rec via bookmooch

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