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Book review: To be someone

10:34 21 October 2011

Book review: To be someone

Book review: To be someone

An album by The Who had a huge impact for writer Peter Meadows as it formed the basis of his new book To Be Someone


Back to the sixties


An album by The Who had a huge impact for writer Peter Meadows as it formed the basis of his new book To Be Someone. A rough early version of the story was sent to Pete Townshend who gave permission for the story to be based on Jimmy, the character from his 1972 best-selling album Quadrophenia. In his book Peter, a taxi driver from Stevenage, tells the story of 18-year-old Jimmy and how the influences of the 60s around him turn him from a cocky, happy and confused teenager into a scooter-wrecking, car-taking, drug-dealing and cocaine-smuggling phoney gangster. The book feels real throughout with larger than life characters.


To Be Someone by Peter Meadows; published by Matador; priced 7.99; ISBN 9781848765924


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