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Is their reason for living But Elvis who loves Ezra Pound and Carty still getting over the death of his mother are starting to get bored of it allThe uestion is will the Pack let them go And can they get by without each othe. Sampson manages several things at once in this slim novel set in the suburbs of Liverpool over the course of the final six weeks of 1979 The story follows Paul a middle class late teen with a government job who lives at home with his decent father and younger sister His self identity is wrapped up in his affiliation with a crew of hooligans who support an awful third division club His struggle to ingratiate himself with the group while uestioning his own motives and desires is a mirror of every teen s desire to belong to some kind of group When not descri

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It's 1979 and in Birkenhead smack and Maggie Thatcher are still less of an issue than Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoesFor Paul Carty 19 and his mystical Joy Division loving mate Elvis life revolves around Th. Look yeah I thought this would be entertaining I don t know that I thought it would be good but definitely entertainingSo when I wrote on the inside cover like Trainspotting but with Birkenhead casuals Or like kinda like Catcher in the Rye according to one Goodreads review I meant it as a complimentAnd now I m trying to pay it a compliment I mean at least it was shortIt tried too hard to be all things Northern laddish and nostalgic and ended up being unmitigated shite

Kevin Sampson á 2 Summary

E Pack a mob of violent Tranmere Rovers supporters Carty and Elvis travel the Northern wastelands always by train causing mayhem in the 'woollyback' strongholds of Halifax Crewe and Chesterfield For most of the mob The Pack. Pointless jobs Pointless lives Work Television Football I look across to Wales and I think that the hills are nice I ll go over there one day and just sit there for a whole day and see no one and not say a word That ll be good But right now I just feel badYou can t leave

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Awaydays
  • Kevin Sampson
  • English
  • 23 January 2019
  • 9780099267973

About the Author: Kevin Sampson

Kevin Sampson is the author of seven novels Awaydays Powder Leisure Outlaws Clubland Freshers and most recently Stars are Stars and a work of non fiction Extra Time He lives and works in Liverpool



10 thoughts on “Awaydays

  1. says:

    This is by far the most literary of the hoolie oriented books I've read The author Kevin Sampson for those of you who might know remember care was the manager of the band The Farm Yup those rascally Liverpudlians who meshed footballterrace culture with social issues and infectious dance beats At any rate Sampson weaves a tale of hoo

  2. says:

    Look yeah I thought this would be entertaining I don't know that I thought it would be good but definitely entertainingSo when I wrote on the inside cover 'like Trainspotting but with Birkenhead casuals? Or like kinda like Catcher in the Rye according to one Goodreads review' I meant it as a complimentAnd now I'm trying to pay it

  3. says:

    The main themes of this book are thuggery the sex obsessions of an 18 year old image consciousness and as with Freshers see drink and drugs bingeing The main character is a middle class A level drop out who for reasons not entirely cl

  4. says:

    First I saw the movie Awaydays which I liked a lot Especially the amazing soundtrack; Ultravox Joy Division Echo Bunneyman The Cure etc I kept in mind the movie was filmed by Sampson's novel So I bought the bookWhere the movie is a bit dramatic and depressing the book is graphic and detailled Especially main c

  5. says:

    Found this book by accident really was searching you tube for the one and only blood tub pub which is sadly no and found the

  6. says:

    Pointless jobs Pointless lives Work Television Football I look across to Wales and I think that the hills are nice I'll go over there one day

  7. says:

    Sampson manages several things at once in this slim novel set in the suburbs of Liverpool over the course of the final six weeks of 1979 The story follows Paul a middle class late teen with a government job who lives at home with his decent father and younger sister His self identity is wrapped up in his affiliat

  8. says:

    I read Kevin Sampson's Freshers a good few years back when I was listening to John Peel at the weekends and trying to live the student lifestyle despite not being a student and I really enjoyed it I'm not sure why I never re

  9. says:

    Basically a book about birkenhead scallies Well wriiten though

  10. says:

    Particularly interesting if you're from the local area

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