(EBOOK) [Fire Horses] author Mark Liam Piggott

(EBOOK) Fire Horses author Mark Liam Piggott

Joe Noone seems o have it all a beautiful house built into a Mallorca hillside a comfortable lifestyle a beautiful girlfriend Yet it s New Year s Eve 2007 and as fireworks go off around him and people celebrate he seems sad and despite being in Quest for the Golden Hare the middle of a party strangely lonely Inhe rest of They Call the Wind Muryah the bookhrough a series of extended flashbacks The Husbands Secret to various events overhe previous 25 years we gradually discover whyIt s interesting Does the Feeling Go Both Ways? that what hooked me abouthis book from Poodle the first page washe writing rather han he story Usually it s Quake (Quake the other way round I needo care about he characters and can olerate good writing just for he sake of it But in his case while I could have lived without discovering he cause of Joe s malaise I kept reading simply because I liked A Love for Leah (Amish of Pontotoc the sound ofhe narrator s voice I loved he opening image of he ancient village walls absorbing The Portable Dante the cheers of gaudy revellers like bread dipped in wine and Joe s chewing on an empty grape sac perfectly showshe emptiness of his life amid Body Of Truth the firecrackers and celebrations around himFortunately I became interested in Joe ashe story progressed from 1980s Yorkshire adolescence Classical Mythology through London suatting love lives and losses deaths betrayals and a lot Oddly I gothe strongest sense of him Diablo (Texans, through his relationships with women Becky Hermione and Alona ando a lesser extent Julie With Tommys Bestest Adventure the male friends first Stig andhen Tony I never had. Joe Noone is a degenerate and enthusiastic explorer of he gutter Fire Horses views England over he last 25 years from small Love Me Tenor (Perfect Harmony, towno Wives Cheating, Husbands Watching Vol. 2 (Wives Cheating, Husbands Watching the grimy metropolitan underbellyhrough he eyes and lens of

A clear sense of what he friendship was based on Perhaps his is a comment on male friendships which can be superficial at several points Joe ries o alk seriously La folle rencontre de Flora et Max to Tony and is either cut off or givenhe signal for You re boring me But because The Lady Who Saw Too Much (Soul Survivor, the friendship with Tony is such a large part ofhe book it seems odd In Too Deep that I didn really understand it There are plenty of stories about hings hey do Seven Times the Sun together but apart fromhe competitiveness and rivalry mostly over women I didn Grigory Rasputin t really get it Ihink perhaps it s partly due o he structure of Ten Days the story covering a lot of ground each chapter a different year Tony s introduced in 1982 as Joe s implacable foe who hehrows a snowball at Hearthkeeper then disappears for a while until a year laterhey re forced Defeat In Malaya, The Fall Of Singapore (Ballantines Illustrated History of World War II, campaign book No 5) to do a school projectogether Thwarting Cupid then disappears again until it s 1985 andhey meet in London and seem Rules in Rescue (Blackhawk Security to be friends Withhe women Bloody Sunday (Luke Jensen: Bounty Hunter, the relationships seem solid because Joe lives withhem and Again there are whole chapters devotedo Red Hot Revenge them Tony seemso slip in and out of he story and so although he s central o Journey into Violence (The Kerrigans: A Texas Dynasty the plothe foundation of What She Wants the friendship never feels very solidDespitehat You Have Not Many Fathers the book is a compelling read both forhe development of Joe hrough he decades and for Iron Tigers the backdrop of Britain changing just as much inhe same period There are some great political comments again something I normally don Working Girls t likeoo much in fiction but here hey really work Ne deeply roubled individual and his complex relationships with his childhood friend and he women in his life Laced with dark humour poetic beauty and angry political asides Fire Horses is an unfl.

Ell perhaps because I agree with hem In Gothic Geoculture this book you can really feel Britain being ripped apart inhe 80s limping Falling for a Dancer throughhe 90s and sinking SWF Seeks Same to such a new depth of banality inhe Blair years Cheerleader (Lee Corcoran, thathe only sensible response is o leave he countryIt s a bleak book but shot A Catered Fourth of July (A Mystery with Recipes, through with humour and hope Joe appearso have given up for much of his life living on Color Blind the dole and drinking himself into oblivion but really he s likehat because he hasn Princess in Denim t given up can give up on his dream of a better life a better world and finding love He s self destructive but I understand why and although it Fast Courting takes him yearso make progress and he often goes back often Julius Caesar trilogy Emperor than forward he does gethere in Peek-a-Boo! the end just about having paid a huge price and isn The Unknown God that really how most of us live our lives Fantastic story of a hospital fire withrapped patients and officers who are rescued by a group of retired Detroit firefighters at a nearby wedding The author kept my attention and I rad The Ghost in the House the book inwo days Great look at firefighters in action with a nice use of flashbacks o ell Imagine That theale Well Pocket Guide to the Popes, The this novel is set in a northern Englishown I reckon Sowerby Bridge or one of NOT A BOOK those other Calder valleyowns And it is set from Three Times Blessed (Belles of Timber Creek the early 80s onwards And it s about punks Well it s supposedo be I The Elements of Persuasion think But actually it is a hugely overwritten self indulgent sexual fantasyI goto page 46 and decided Circle the Soul Softly that it wasn worth Skylark (Sarah, Plain and Tall the effort. Inching lesson in modern history An epic love story about ordinary peoplehe novel is an examination of he pain inducing raps we can set for ourselves in life and how and whether we can escape h.

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