John Peaseland, Any Seaside Town


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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read funny sad and touching., 17 May 2014By

Jain NelsonSee all my reviews

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I picked up the book and didn’t put it down again until I had finished it, funny sad and touching all in one read, hope here is more to come.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant compulsive reading!, 12 May 2014

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J. Nield “Jim Nield”See all my reviews (REAL NAME)

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I used to read books voraciously but for many years nothing has grabbed me, so it was a real joy to get stuck into this. The subject matter is frequently outrageous, shocking even, but the narrator’s style is extremely personable, refreshingly honest, sometimes brutally frank but always sympathetically human. I found it difficult to put this book down except when I was laughing so hard I could not hold it straight. I was also deeply moved at times, but this is not a misery memoir, nor is it a self-help sermon. It is a truly fascinating account of a genuine real life struggle which many readers will identify with. I will certainly enjoy re-reading this, if I can only get it back now that it’s doing the rounds. In fact, I will probably end up buying another copy, it really is that good!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A really fantastic read. With much in common with Hunter S, 1 July 2014

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A really fantastic read. With much in common with Hunter S. Thompson’s style of Gonzo journalism (particularly iThe Rum Diary), Any Seaside Town made me laugh, weep, and smile in equal measure. I could not put this book down, and many had to fight for my attention whilst I was reading it. Despite the serious subtext this book will have you laughing out loud as you soon as you pick it up. However, despite the book’s comic heart you really get a sense of the book’s tragic soul as the writer guides you through his everyday experiences of life as an alcoholic. There are some look away moments here but these only help to illustrate the destruction alcohol can cause. The character’s are full of humour and resolve, but the good-buddy relationship between the two main characters John and Tom is a fine one, as they share together the good times and the bad. Brutally honest to the point of tears, the narrative is superb and the story is really well-written. I for one will be counting the days down until the next installment.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb read, 29 Jun 2014

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Have hardly picked up a book in years but after buying this i found myself struggling to put it down. A terrific insight into a bizarre world, filled with shameless but brilliant characters. The book offers a fast pace, superb narrative, that will leave you wanting more. A good all rounder with fun stories, tragic twists, and at some points will have your ribs cracking with laughter. Looking forward to a sequel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Horrifying at the Same Time., 24 Jun 2014

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This is a, sometimes disturbingly, frank account of life as an alcoholic, which is hard to put down. Funny and horrifying at the same time – it’s hard to believe that someone, who once led a “normal” life, could find himself so desperately dependant on booze. The way that John finds humour in the stumblings from one bottle to the next, along with hope that he eventually succeeds in recovering, will keep you reading this to the end. Hopefully, there will be more!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb reading material, 17 Jun 2014

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Holly MarshallSee all my reviews

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Mainly being a sports autobiography reader I wasn’t too optimistic about reading this book, however once opened the writer makes it impossible for the reader to put down, brilliant delve into the world of an alcoholics trails and tribulations, extremely well written and leaves the reader somewhat disturbed yet wanting more! Definite 5 out of 5 J.hartley

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Reading!!, 28 May 2014

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Delving into the bowels of insanity, fantasy, reality and passion, heart wrenching material of quality. Excellent read! Lochinvar of Lochaber.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud., 24 May 2014

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Darkly comic. The characters are superb, especially Lady Hester Stanhope and the prose is refreshingly easy to read. Brill! Well worth a read.

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2 thoughts on “John Peaseland, Any Seaside Town

  1. Is “John Peasland” a real person?.

    Or is this “Richard Blake” making a stab at a latterday version of “The Entertainer”?.

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