Bought 18 May 2008 – Hay-on-Wye

I have yet to find a Magrs book I haven’t loved. They are quite varied, although linked by their embrace and acceptance (celebration) of people slightly outside the mainstream, and of a skilful weaving of current and retro pop culture in the mix. In this lovely novel, Tim randomly meets a member of his ex-boyfriend’s favourite 1980s band and embarks on a road trip combining reminiscence, bitterness, some hugely entertaining characters and the dark heart of pop music. From the huge transvestite manager to the seeker after “real” music who ends up recording his cat singing, this is a book with a big heart, a great story and some brilliant revenge.