likeyoulove Harry Potter House Eds
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Gig The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist by Simon Armitage
  

Gig The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist

Synopsis

Gig The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist by Simon Armitage

A poet is a rock star without the sex'n'drugs, or the rock'n'roll. But that never stopped Simon Armitage dreaming, and in Gig, he explores how music and the muse intertwine in work and in life. Crammed with stories, anecdotes, jokes, absurdities, the odd informal homily, pitfalls and pratfalls (not all the author's own), Yorkshire life and death, Gig is about the dream and reality of what you are, and what you might have been.

Reviews

'Engaging, eccentric, hilarious, incredibly good company. A wonderwall of moments and memories... one of our most entertaining authors'
Independent

'Armitage is incapable of writing anything that is not wry, warm, witty and layered with meaning. Poignant and extraordinary'
Metro

'Witty, terrific, stupendously funny'
Daily Telegraph

'Profoundly affecting... probably the greatest joy I'll find on a page all year... reads like a transcript of the funniest stand-up you'll never hear'
Herald

'I read this book in one sitting. It moved me to tears, to shouts of laughter, and made me look at even the most mundane things in a different way'
Sunday Times

About the Author

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963. In 1992 he was winner of one of the first Forward Prizes, and a year later was the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. He works as a freelance writer, broadcaster and playwright, and has written extensively for radio and television. Previous titles include Kid, Book of Matches, The Dead Sea Poems, CloudCuckooLand, Killing Time, The Universal Home Doctor, Homer's Odyssey and Tyrannosaurus Rex versus The Corduroy Kid. His acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was published in 2007.

Author photo © Jonty Wilde

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2009

Author

Simon Armitage

More books by Simon Armitage
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.simonarmitage.com/

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Autobiography: literary

ISBN

9780141021249

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools