C Everyone like The Smiths don t they The year is and this is the type of question Ben prefers to busy himself with while trying his best to ignore real life Armed with an ever growing music colle

  • Title: C90
  • Author: James Josiah
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Everyone like The Smiths, don t they The year is 1995 and this is the type of question Ben prefers to busy himself with while trying his best to ignore real life Armed with an ever growing music collection and a stereo, he sets himself the impossible task of making the best mixtape the world has ever seen for the girl of his dreams Four years later, older but no wiser,Everyone like The Smiths, don t they The year is 1995 and this is the type of question Ben prefers to busy himself with while trying his best to ignore real life Armed with an ever growing music collection and a stereo, he sets himself the impossible task of making the best mixtape the world has ever seen for the girl of his dreams Four years later, older but no wiser, Ben is struggling to come to terms with the death of a friend The problems are bigger and the music is louder, but all Ben wants is to make a mixtape for the gig next week C90 is a tale of two sides, a story of love, loss and of course music.

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    1. It seems fair to mention at the outset that I've met James Josiah a couple of times (he has a fabulous accent). I've even eaten some of his delicious Welsh cakes (not a euphemism). But it takes more than baking to convince this reader. Not much more, admittedly, but they were very tasty. So, to C90. This is a short but sweet tale of love, family, and adolescent life in the 90s, taking place over two parts - or 'sides' - based a few years apart. In 'Side A' Ben is an achingly realistic teen burni [...]

    2. C90 is a tale of 2 mix tapes but also a tale of minor obsession and desperation, a tale of two sides. When we first meet Ben in 1995 he is just on the verge of leaving school, taking exams and is making a mix tape for the probably unattainable Becky (who has decided to change it to Becki). There is hope here, he thinks the tape, the choice of song (and there are some crackers on it) will tell her how he feels. There is a lot of thought goes into the music and you do get a good feeling for the ch [...]

    3. I don't think I've ever come across a book of 60 pages which has so much to draw me in. C90 is a tale of two sides. Of one young man's hopes and aspirations, predominantly in part one of trying to win the heart of Becky by way of a mix tape.Part two is set four years later and our man has grown up, and you can feel the emotion of lost moments, failed ambitions and life in general.Well written, original and page turning. And I admit to howling, 'No,' as tape 1 was wiped four years later. A very r [...]

    4. If you enjoyed Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity then you’ll find much that resonates within this charming story of a young man dealing with two stages of his life.Side 1 sees him wrestling with the track choices for a mix tape for the girl of his dreams. Against the backdrop of his school career in the 1990s we experience the highs and the lows of a shy but smart boy.Side 2 sees that boy in full time employment. He’s making another mix tape, and his music choices are by now even more esoteric. [...]

    5. The art, craft, and sheer joy of making a mixtape is at the centre of James Josiah’s brilliant novella. Days long-gone. This is a book about music, first loves, loss, and the confusion and aimlessness of being young. This coming after Josiah’s excellent debut novel, ‘Days of Madness’, tells me that here we have a writer to really take notice of (you listening, major publisher?) – a master of first-person narrative and a chronicler of the human condition. Highly recommended.

    6. Hmmm. C90 is a funny one. It is an interesting concept – the mixtape reflecting the mood of the novella but the story left me deflated. I wouldn’t like to read it if I was teetering on the edge of depression. It is dark.The story focuses on Ben during two time periods of his life – first as a teenager when life seemed more optimistic and the possibility of possibilities was rife. The second part of C90 is set four years later when “real life” sets in and the buoyancy of youth is wiped [...]

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