Tuesday, 11 December 2012

books l read in egypt (#4) danny baker - going to sea in a sieve

Danny Baker can be full of crap, and an annoying opinionated arse to boot, but he is also intelligent, witty, and has certainly got some tales to tell. Going to Sea in a Sieve covers his childhood years and first job experiences. For most people, this could be dull, but there's football, violence, celebrities galore, and his families (mainly his fathers) outlook on life. Along the way, he manages to go on tour with The Clash, become a somewhat reluctant spokesperson for Punk, and Marc Bolan gives him the shirt off his back (a classy and cool thing to do). Sometimes a bit bombastic, and l strongly disagree with some of his opinions, but very entertaining nonetheless.  I'm already looking forward to the second book (if he gets around to it).

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