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8 thoughts on “Freshers

  1. says:

    After covering football hooligans Awaydays pop music Powder package tours Leisure and Liverpool criminals Outlaws and Clubland in previous books Sampson turns his attention to the terrifying time of life known in the UK as Freshers Fortnight

  2. says:

    I read this at Glastonbury 2004 on a wet Sunday morning in a tent It is possibly the worst novel I've ever read containing cliches weak characters and uncomfortable scenes and the twist ending is not achieved by the author and so made me fee

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    I bought this book because I was looking for something funny and relevent to the university experience but I was let down by it after only fourty pages Largely as a result of personal taste I must hasten to add gr

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    Not at all sure about this book I think the main problems are that it is so different to the excellent Outlaws not vernacularlly based but a standard story its about students never the most sympathetic of characters and the biggest fault its too long to carry off the lack of dramaKit is 17 and away at UNI Not sure how he is so young He is popular witty clever and cultured in all things indie He does however have his hang

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    This is an OK read especially if you are familiar with the city of Sheffield as the book is set there and you can identify with the streets and pubs A lot of the characters are uite funny satires of the type of people you meet at university The only downside for me was there are a couple of uite dark themes involved in t

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    While this book probably wouldnt stand alongside any Booker shortlisted novels as far as outstanding literature is concerned I did find it entertaining witty funny and at times poignantThe ending was particularly moving I wont spoil it as were the interactions between the main protagonist and his student mates Jinty Petra Adie Ben and Simon The storyline reflected the rollercoaster nature of relationships sexual or otherwise at university

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    if you are interested in the lifestyle of first year students their angst their desperation to lose their virginity their self pity drinking habits their getting off their heads on magic mushrooms and their propensity for self pleasuring themselves then you will probably like this – otherwise don’t bother Full review at

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    Reminds me of Sheffield

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Ave feelings too Laid back Simon from the Peak District wants nothing than to get by start a band and find that mythic mushroom field at Whitehood Hall Petra from Stirling wants nothing than Kit although Kit tragically seems to see her as a mate The object of his affections is Colette yet whenever Kit gets close to her something seems to hold him back Jinty and the experience of surviving away from home for the first time in his life help him confront himself and beat his demons Freshers is a rich insightful and exuberant novel about getting wise and growing up. While this book probably wouldnt stand alongside any Booker shortlisted novels as far as outstanding literature is concerned I did find it entertaining witty funny and at times poignantThe ending was particularly moving I wont spoil it as were the interactions between the main protagonist and his student mates Jinty Petra Adie Ben and Simon The storyline reflected the rollercoaster nature of relationships sexual or otherwise at university and in this sense it was provided a real dose of nostalgia

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Kit Hannah is about to start University He's funny clever and popular anybody would think he'd be relishing the prospect But Kit is harbouring a dark foreboding he dare not share with anyone else It's with a heavy heart that he leaves home to begin a new life in SheffieldAt the vast and alienating Ranmoor Halls of Residence he meets Jinty a psychology student who's six years older than Kit and much worldly wise She's posh confident and independent and she becomes and fascinated by Kit When he wants to be he's the life and soul of the party and there are lots of. After covering football hooligans Awaydays pop music Powder package tours Leisure and Liverpool criminals Outlaws and Clubland in previous books Sampson turns his attention to the terrifying time of life known in the UK as Freshers Fortnight In the US this is called First Year Orientation but whatever the name it s a time of mighty highs and lows as hordes of teenagers leave home for their first year of college The novel does a nice job of portraying the haphazard struggle to make friendships forge identities and survive homesickness that characterizes those first few monthsSet in Sheffield the story is told through Kit Hannah a cooler than thou indie music maven who behind a thin veil of cynicism and misanthropy is not as different from his classmates as he thinks He s uite the teen Holden Caufield finding everyone phony and distrusting friendliness But it doesn t take much convincing for him to be sucked into the vortex of pubs clubbing dorm room spliffs and deep meaningful talks that are the staple of college life everywhere Soon he s amassed a little circle of friends that will sustain and define his first year The people that make up this supporting cast are all uite easy to imagine the public school athletic type the sexy older woman student the sassy but undesirable galpal the poseur tall tale teller the American uberfeminist etc but a touch too melodramatic Each one has some kind of hidden secret or uality that defines them and eventually each will be revealed to Kit and the reader Of course Kit has his own deep dark secret and it s a pretty startling one that explains much of his problem with peopleThe story is set entirely outside the classroom taking place mostly after hours as Kit struggles to make sense of his new life and what all these new people mean to him As the story cascades through pubs parties restaurants and dorm rooms it s studded with plenty of comic moments along with a number of those wince inducing embarrassing scenes that are the staple of that first year of college It s a never pretentious but occasionally soap operaish trip back to that time when we all struggled desperately to stay true to ourselves and fit in enough to make friends and live happily Admittedly it very nearly goes over the top at times but the incisive dissection of Kit s insecurities make it a memorable read

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Parties lots of sex lots of very bad behaviour He's naughty witty and compassionate and everyone wants to be his friend But often than not Kit withholds that friendship and retreats from the gangThe gang includes Benny Bull a pathological liar from Dudley who associates with drug dealers car jackers Al uaida and the IRA if only in his head There's Adrian Dangerous an achievement driven fitness fanatic from Kent who has to get a First Alex is a ballsy exchange student from Memphis who's utterly at ease with her unorthodox looks and keen to stress that carrots h. I bought this book because I was looking for something funny and relevent to the university experience but I was let down by it after only fourty pages Largely as a result of personal taste I must hasten to add grammatically the book was well written and the description and characters were very convincingThe book suffers from a problem that turns me off of some books the feeling that the main character is someone s w fantasy The main character of this book goes on about how women are just bound to find him attractive so he d better avoid socialising altogether because he doesn t want to attract them like moths to his flame He talks about how good his arse looks in cords and a great deal teenage boy drivel He s at uni to learn not to meet people and his vocabulary is amazingly enourmous something the reader can t fail to notice as out of place words are used on every page I flicked through the book to see if the nauseating idiot got his comeuppance or even changed at all only to find that pretty much every page I landed on was a description of a wet dream or sexual experience why two women would fawn over this moron I have no idea and the main character taking cocaineI have no problem with any of these things they re actually reasons why I might BUY a book but the main character was so awful that I left this book on top of a bin for someone else to find Hopefully a fifteen year old male virgin because that s who this was clearly intended for