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The latest book review here on ReadySteadyBook is from the pen of novelist David Mitchell (Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas and Ghostwritten) who takes a look at Toby Litt's I Play The Drums in a Band Called okay:


This mordant, ticklish and addictive novel tracks, over twenty-six stories, the Canadian rock phenomenon okay (italics, lower-case) from its garage-band beginnings to global stadium-filling behemoth. The adventures of Crab the drummer (and articulate narrator), Syph the singer, Mono the bassist and Clap the guitarist take in both mainstream and indie chapters in the life-cycle of many a U2-sized band – the deranged groupie, the loneliness of the long-distance tour, the Spinal Tap follies – but this is a sober spoof, truer than most samples of the bespoofed (more...)

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