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Naked summary Naked, series Naked, book Naked, pdf Naked, Naked 5fe0dbcea2 Il Racconto Di Lili Comincia Con L Estate Del , Quella Che Cambi Per Sempre La Sua Vita L Estate In Cui Nacque Il Punk E La Sua Band, I Naked, L Estate Del Sesso, Della Droga, Degli Eccessi, Ma Anche Dell A Dall Incontro Con Curtis Ray, Il Dio Della Musica, Leader Della Band, All Ingresso Nel Gruppo Del Misterioso Ragazzo Irlandese Che Le Ruber Il Cuore La Vita Di Lili E Dei Naked Corre In Parallelo Con Un Pezzo Di Storia Della Musica E Della Londra Di Quegli Anni, Scossa Dalla Nascita Di Un Nuovo Violento Movimento Culturale E Dilaniata Dal Terrorismo


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  1. says:

    You can t make them unhappen You can t just leave them behind, because once they ve happened, they re part of you, part of your past, and their memories become part of your present, and their consequences become part of your future.Things that happen become you.And you can never leave yourself behind I don t think I can sufficiently made you understand how impressive the writing was it was infused with emotions How Kevin Brooks who was totally obscure to me before picking this up wrote about music was just so visceral And to think that normally, I actively avoid reading novels about bands since I usually find it hard to hear the music In the case of Kevin Brooks and Naked, the writing was so good, I found myself rereading sentences I just read because I felt my heart moved by them It was called Heaven Hill It started off quietly, with Curtis singing sorrowfully over a single haunting guitar line, and gradually it built up into a swirling echo of bittersweet harmonies over a mesmerizing heartbeat of throbbing bass and drums Again, I d never heard anything like it before, and if someone had asked me what kind of music it was, I wouldn t have known what to say.It was, quite simply, unforgettable And this has one of the best female voices that was written by male authors There s really nothing to jar me out of my conviction that yes, she is a girl Amazing feat indeed.


  2. says:

    Some of the best books I read are the ones I stumble on accidentally I can t even remember why I decided that I might like this book I m not a huge fan of the 70s I have an aversion against bands in YA fiction I d never even heard of Kevin Brooks.So why would I read this YA book about a fictional band in the 70s written by Kevin Brooks Maybe I was feeling particularly crazy that day.I don t know, but I did and it was brilliant Seriously, it was brilliant.If I could sum up what this book was about in one word it would be passionate Every single character in this book is passionate about something Well, OK, not Stan but I m passionate about Stan so that s OK we ll kind of balance each other out Whether it s music, drugs, punk, sex, it seeps from the page and it s practically impossible not to be drawn into it whether you care about it or not This book is everything that YA should be breathless, messy, funny, heart breaking, intriguing.OK, I was going sum up this book with one word wasn t I Whoops.I loved everything about Mr Brooks writing I found myself underlining so many paragraphs it got a bit daft, especially when I found that my favourite quote ended up coming pretty early on in the book And when I say early I mean the first paragraph My heart was born in the long hot summer of 1976 my life was made, my love was sealed, my soul was lost and broken It was the summer of so many things heat and violence, love and hate, dreams and nightmares, heaven and hell and when I look back on it now, it s hard to tell the good from the bad.It was all good and bad.Altogether, all at once.It was everything Isn t that one of the best openings ever I could wax lyrical about how brilliant his writing is and how it really transported you to exactly where he wanted you but well, we don t have all day, do we I have quite an eclectic taste in music but I m not the hugest fan of punk music, which is basically what this book is about The closest thing I am to being a punk is having a nose piercing and that one time I ripped my skirt and had to use a safety pin to save myself from an awkward situation.Punk rocker, thy name is not Jo.But it honestly didn t matter to me because I was too busy loving this story and the characters to care I think that s one of Mr Brooks main talents Not many YA readers could honestly say that they are true, true, true fans of punk music and no, wearing a Ramones t shirt from Topshop doesn t count but he makes sure that you re never out of your depth Mr Brooks has this great way of telling a story that heavily relies on the setting and the culture of the 70s without coming across as one of those pretentious music fans.You know the ones the ones who corner you at a party and they know everything and they heard of that obscure band before you did and omg they re so retro and how have you never heard of them You know the ones The ones you want to thump Mr Brooks is as far from that as you can get Which, um, is good because I like to think that I m not the kind of girl who would attack bestselling authors and also I can t throw a punch to save my life.Let s talk about Naked Normally I find fictional bands, YA or not, completely horrendous They seem to be so cringey and fake and terribly unrealistic But Naked The sound was electrifying, stunning, the crash of chords ripping through the air like a thunderous shot of adrenalin, and when I started playing and the stage erupted in a blaze of lights, it all felt so good that I thought for a moment my heart was going to explode The sound was almost too good to believe We were so loud, so fast, so tight We were so there.it was incredible I d definitely go and see them and stand at the front and be doused in the blood spit bodily fluids of the nearest tattooed punk rock..Hahahaha, I m totally kidding I d be at the back because I m a delicate girl who values her limbs and face Also, I find only a certain kind of person can truly look good in a leather bra and swastika tattoos.If, however, you aren t too fussed about punk music please stop backing away from this book slowly It s not all punk and swastikas and Johnny Rotten Do you like David Bowie Of course you do, because who doesn t The Buzzcocks Velvet Underground Pink Floyd THE WURZELS Yep This book comes with one of the best readymade soundtracks I know.See I m not a complete dunce in 70s music But if I had been alive in the 70s, I like to think that I would be cool enough to be looking upwards a bit Northern Things were happening up there I dunno, you may have heard of them And while I m talking about awesome things from the 70s that came from my neck of the woods The shop was called Sex, and over the years it came to be known as the birthplace of the sex pistols When Curtis first took me there, in August 1975, it already had a growing reputation as the place to be It was owned and run by Malcolm McClaren and Vivienne Westwood Dame Vivienne Westwood.Need I say Northern England sure produces the most excellent of artists cough I think this book would be perfect for anyone who is interested in reading something that is a bit different from the norm This isn t a book set in a high school and it s not set in a dystopian world It is truly sex, drugs and rock n roll punk rock But the glorious thing about this book is that it won t just interest people who are interested in the 70s or music but anyone who is interested in British and Northern Irish history as a whole Mr Brooks sets the scene perfectly and it s rough and it s uncomfortable and it s so, so good.Anyway, enough with the setting I think we ve established that Mr Brooks knows his stuff My favourite thing about this book were the characters I absolutely loved Lili, our narrator She was such a gorgeous, vibrant and clever heroine I loved how she held her own in a very masculine world She was such a caring character who, even though I didn t always agree with the things she did, always tried to do the right thing and stand by the people she cared about no matter how close they were to crashing and burning.She was also hilarious I bought most of my clothes from jumble sales and charity shops, and as far as I remember my hair at the time was a failed attempt at a Suzi Quatro style layered cut, which might not have looked all that bad if I hadn t recently attacked it myself with a pair of blunt scissors an exercise that resulted in me resembling a slightly deranged medieval waif DAlso she plays the guitar like an absolute beast While I m talking about Lili, I have to talk about something else.Slight spoilerI also loved the relationship between William and Lili so much As much as I loved Curtis Ray in all his tragedy and beauty and I appreciated how magnificent he is as a character, William Bonney takes the biscuit I just loved how he treated Lili It made me feel how I was supposed to feel at my age.Excited and stupid But stupid in a good way girly sigh I m not going to talk about these two too much because I think it s best to meet them on your own terms but I will say one thing, something that I think will sum up their relationship On one of their dates they walk around London discussing the genius of David Bowie and whether it was Ziggy Stardust or Aladdin Sane who had the orange stripe across their face.If you can give me an example of a perfect date, consider my reviewer s bonnet eaten.End of slight spoiler.The only problem I had was this book was the ending Not the just before the ending ending which I really loved, but the proper ending I was OK up until then Then things got a little too neat and tied up and lovely.BUT After the angst Mr Brooks had put us through, a nice ending was a bit of a reprieve.Hey, I m a Brit I like my endings messy don t judge me.Perhaps a little unrelated, I read this book on my Kindle which is such a shame because I would have LOVED to have seen the faces of my fellow commuters as they saw what I was reading.Live fast Play dirty GET NAKED.LOL.Anyway, this book is spectacular and you should be reading it.You can read this review and other exciting things on my blog, Wear the Old Coat.


  3. says:

    Un autore che scrive di adolescenti e con protagonisti adolescenti.Lettura, per me, dunque, totalmente inadatta se non fosse che qui domina la musica punk e un punto di congiunzione lo trovo.La voce narrante quella della sedicenne Lil che assieme al fidanzato Curtis suona nella band dei Naked Naked significa nudo Siamo a Londra nel 1976 un luogo e un tempo in cui la nudit potremmo rapportarla a quel nascente movimento in cui i giovani vogliono spogliarsi della mentalit benpensante Gli eccessi sono la nuova morale e la musica deve riflettere questo ritmo esistenziale incalzante.Dunque, Brooks inserisce questa band immaginaria in un reale contesto.Per me stata una lettura piacevole per le atmosfere storiche che ci riportano da un lato questa rivoluzione musicale e sociale dall altra un contesto storico politico altrettanto incisivo in terra irlandese.Mi rimane un dubbio un libro per quali adolescenti Quelli attempati e filonostalgici, credo.Se facessi leggere il libro ad una delle mie figlie non saprebbe n cos stato uno squat n cosa succedeva al 430 di King s Road Ma pensandoci meglio Credo che anche molti adulti non sanno di cosa io stia parlando.Insomma un libro d intrattenimento con una musica non adatta a tutti.https www.youtube.com watch v B0Euwhttps www.youtube.com watch v yCW7A


  4. says:

    I d never read a Kevin Brooks book before this one but I know a lot of people rave about his writing so when I got the review request, even though it didn t totally look like my kind of thing, I decided to give it a chance Each character in this book was so unique and different from the next and that was something I really loved The main character, Lili, is quite sweet and innocent at the beginning and a massive contrast to Curtis, the boy who takes her under his wing In one way, I kind of think that Curtis corrupted Lili a little bit, showing her a completely different way of life and introducing her to drugs and drink but then on the other hand, I think maybe she might have turned out the same way anyway due to the era and what was going on I liked Lili though, she brought a softer side to a very hard story and gave it the feminine edge that it needed Curtis and Billy were the most interesting characters though Curtis is a complete wild child and doesn t care what anyone thinks of him He just wants to live his life his own way and not have people telling him what he should and shouldn t do Although this gets him into a heap of trouble at time, I admired him for his bravery and determination As crazy as Curtis was, he had a softer side to him that was rarely seen as it only came out when he and Lili were alone but it was good to see that he wasn t totally wild Billy was nearly the complete opposite to Curtis Yes, he still drinks, sometimes does drugs and has a good time at parties but he was a much quieter and subdued character Billy had a lot of hidden depths and it was great to hear his story being revealed at small intervals, always leaving me wanting about him As Naked is about the story of a band in the late 70s, there are a lot of references to drugs, sex and drinking Because of these things, Naked is definitely not a book for younger readers I didn t mind these things in the book at all though because they were so fitting with the setting of the book I wasn t even born in the 70s but I felt like all of these aspects helped to add to the atmosphere of the punk era and to make it possible for me to feel like I was actually there Brooks writing was so vivid and intense that I could picture every skanky bar and party extremely well The whole punk aspect of the book was something that interested me greatly as I had never read anything about it before, nor did I know anything about it beforehand Another big issue which is brought up is the IRA and problems in Ireland during the time and again, I didn t really know much about this so it really fascinated me and I think these things made Naked intense, interesting and complex The pacing in Naked is a bit hit and miss and felt all over the place at times Just when it began to get really exciting, it would slow down completely for a large amount of pages and I thought this transition could have been a lot smoother All of a sudden, the action stopped and the story would change to being dreary Even so, these slower parts of the book really gave me a chance to get to know the characters better and to pay attention to the smaller things that they did or said which wouldn t have been included I guess if there had been a lot action and excitement I loved Kevin Brooks writing and how he is able to bring an era I wasn t alive for to life I am really glad I started with this book and because I loved it so much, I am desperate to get my hands on of his books now.


  5. says:

    5 stars From what is understood that a book is a good book for you Sometimes you understand when you read the first page and you realize that you can t wait to find out what story these pages contain other times you come to a point where you are so involved that you don t stop reading even to eat or put yourself in a comfortable position if it makes you cry it can be considered a good book because it involved you enough to make you feel something when it s over And then there are those times when all these things are nothing compared to reality Without even understanding it, you find yourself reading a page after another, even though you are aware that it s coming to an end and, with it, you also have a bad omen Spend half an hour, then an hour Close the book, get up from the bed, look around you and go back to the starting point After an hour or so, take a break because you feel something wrong, even though you have caught the feeling of melancholy already at the beginning Eat and come back to bed take a deep breath, you tell yourself that everything will be fine Without ever taking your eyes off the page you read, read and read until you understand that the worst has arrived, but you can t do anything about it Arrived at the last phrase of the last page, almost without understanding what you read in the last two chapters because you are practically in shock from all those news, look up from the book and sink into a place with no return Crying is not the correct term because what happens in the next two hours is much worse you crouch under the covers, in the dark, crying and then sobbing like a desperate without even understanding the reason you put the headphones on, but the music makes you think too much about the book you ve finished reading At a certain point, you get lost, you don t remember falling asleep, and the next morning it s even worse Feel all muffled, your eyes burn, you don t want to think even if you can t do it, you would be able to cry at any time You are having a mental breakdown for a book that, in fact, doesn t concern you closely And the funny thing is that you understand it because this isn t the first time four years ago, shortly after the end of the middle school, you decided to ruin the summer by reading The Fault In Our Stars It s useless to advise you to read or not read this book because it s a subjective thing Whether you have read it or want to read it, know that it is raw, dirty, hypnotic and fast A book set in 75 can t be otherwise The way it s written makes us reflect and understand the sensations and emotions of the protagonist the story itself is beautiful, dramatic, a minute ago makes you feel light and the next you feel like lead Everything is very realistic thanks to the skill of Kevin Brooks who, telling the story of Lili, also told that of thousands of teenagers who rebelled against society, people who had to flee their homes because of the war in Ireland, legends that have failed to come to our times It s useless to tell you that yes, it s a really sad story and it ll be even when you have finished reading it and you ll think back to thousands of small details that at that moment will not be so small You will still cry, perhaps, as I m doing right now.I can t tell you if this is THE book, what you will never forget, or if through it you ill find answers or you ll understand things that had previously escaped you I can t make you love a concept that doesn t exist for our generation I, born in 2000, don t feel very punk nor rock n roll But you could stop for a moment to think about what those sixteen seventeen year old boys and girls did and suffered because, thanks to their stubbornness and their hard skin, we are here now, with all our comforts and freedoms I can t tell you if you like it or not, but I can tell you that it s worth it.


  6. says:

    This is the best book I have read in a long time The Troubles the ethno nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century may be living memory for any of us over 30 but for teenagers they are history and a new book is needed to replace the likes of Joan Lingard s excellent Across the Barricades Naked fills this space brilliantly with a narrative seen through the eyes of naive teenage girl experiencing sex, first love and painful loss of innocence during a blazing summer.It is 1976, London and Lili is 17, practicing Debussy in the school music room when Curtis Ray, the boy everyone loved, hated, wanted to be or be with, comes in and asks her to join his band She says yes and finds punk and love, their band feeding into the burgeoning Kings Road punk scene in London around Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren s controversial shop Sex Brooks never forces the issue by name dropping, Curtis band Naked fits naturally against a backdrop of the Ramones and Sex Pistols And when they need a new rhythm guitarist brilliant Irish musician William Bonney appears as if from nowhere and is promptly nicknamed Billy the Kid after his namesake As Curtis spirals out of control through alcohol and drugs Lili learns about William and his life growing up as a Catholic in violently polarised Belfast and loses her innocence.What Brooks does brilliantly in this is two fold Firstly, he writes convincingly in the voice of a 17 year old girl who is affluent but emotionally bereft, charting her growing awareness of a larger world and her own sense of self And secondly by putting the point of view behind her eyes he shows the horror of the Troubles and the UK bombings in a completely fresh light, as she learns so do we and what we learn is heartbreaking, of shattered families, brutality and fear It makes for an achingly melancholic book, and the way I would like my 10 year old to learn about this vital aspect of British history that made a generation what it is.


  7. says:

    Naked is one of those books by a well established author that you just know is going to be huge While not entirely for me as I m not sure I m into the topic it covered I enjoyed reading it and I m sure someone far into music than me or someone who can remember those early days of Punk will devour and love it.The thing that struck me most about this book is that the main characters voice is so brilliantly realistic Reading this is actually like reading the diary of a teenage girl granted without all the soppiness Lili is in a punk band you know I loved learning about the early punk scene through her eyes.There were several elements to the story that I enjoyed.I liked seeing the relationships Lili built up with both Curtis and with William and enjoyed seeing how completely different those relationships were I will admit now to being a William fan and therefore this meant I spend a vast amount of the book hoping he and Lili would get it together.Those people who are looking to get this for school libraries younger teens I would certainly advise caution with younger children as there are a lot of drug sexual references swearing which might not be entirely appropriate for very young teenagers although I imagine this will be the entire reason why older ones would love it.As I said enjoyed learning about the early punk scene through Lili and loved the edginess it brought to the book.This book also added an interesting storyline involving the IRA troubles in the 1970s which is one part of the book which I personally found fascinating especially as it gave a lot of insight both into the political situation at the time for ordinary people but also into the mind set of people fighting on either side.All in all a book which I think is going to be highly successful and earn many fans both young and old.


  8. says:

    This is the first Kevin Brooks book I ve read but it will definitely not be the last This was a raw, exciting novel set in the burgeoning world of punk The main character is Lili, a young classically trained musician who finds herself swept into this dirty, unglamorous music scene that began sweeping its way through 70 s era England She finds herself becoming the bassist of a group called Naked but is never really sure if she fits into this world.The characters are at the heart of this novel and Lili is a likeable and relatable protagonist Her relationships with Curtis the lead singer in the group and William the mysterious new rhythm guitarist are what drive the narrative I found both characters to be very interesting Curtis, with all his self destructive ways, is a heart breaking character and William or Billy the Kid as he becomes known is simply a fascinating character The only downside of the book is you never really feel you get to know him as well as you would like William was easily my favourite character.Anyone familiar with the early punk scene will enjoy all the references, from Malcolm McLaren and his infamous boutique Sex to various bands that would soon be taking the country by storm such as The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks etc There is also a subplot revolving around the IRA conflict in Northern Ireland which ends up playing a really big role in the story as it unfolds The story is at times beautiful and heart breaking Brooks writes as someone very familiar with the setting and the events I wasn t even born during the time the book is set in although I am at least passingly familiar with punk as a social movement though prefer post punk music personally but I really felt swept up in the events Five stars


  9. says:

    Bellissimo Consigliatissimo a chi come me vuole una romanzo ambientato nel mondo reale e che abbia verosimiglianza, personaggi davvero ben caratterizzati e perci indimenticabili, e perch no , una buona dose di citazioni e conoscenze musicali Qui c tutto questo e anche qualcosa in pi.I protagonisti sono liceali solo all apparenza, perch la loro testa e la loro esperienza vanno ben oltre la scuola frequentata a cui si accenna pochissimo e la data anagrafica di nascita Sono uomini e donne con volont e capacit decisionali ben definite, caratterizzati nella loro psicologia dai comportamenti tenuti in situazioni pi o meno drammatiche.Ho sorriso, mi sono emozionata, scesa anche qualche lacrima e Ho anche scoperto cose che non sapevo Un piccolo oscuro capolavoro scoperto grazie ad un amica per la comune passione per la musica Ma una chicca da non perdere, per chiunque abbia voglia di leggere una bella storia.Grazie all autore e complimenti vivissimi.


  10. says:

    This book was stupid, boring, and pointless Maybe someone who was really into the origins of the punk music scene would enjoy it I honestly don t know I considered giving it one star, but I have this odd feeling about how no one forced me to read it, and I could have stopped at any time, so it couldn t have been that bad, right And it didn t offend and the ending didn t ruin it or anything so .


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