John Kelly Sophisticated Boom Boom

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Sophisticated Boom Boom

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Teenagers Declan Lydon and his trusted friend Spit Maguire stand under lamp posts waiting to be overtaken by some hormonal storm, to be enveloped by strange women, to finally make some connection with the glorious, glamorous world they know is out there somewhere. Their salvation comes through music. When Thin Lizzy come to town, Declan goes in to the concert in his brown cardigan and emerges wearing a black leather jacket. Sophisticated Boom Boom is a tender, hilarious account of the agonies and absurdities of growing up in a backwater of pebbledash and Space Invaders. Crucially, though, this is a love-letter to the period and the place, and to the liberating, healing power of music that galvanises and transforms.

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A tender, hilarious coming-of-age novel by Ireland's top music-journalist. It is a love-letter to the period and the place -- Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, in the seventies -- and to music with the power to liberate and transform.

About the Author:

John Kelly specializes in narrative history. He is the author of The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People; The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death; The Most Devastating Plague of all Time; Three on the Edge; and more. Kelly lives in New York City and Sandisfield, Massachusetts.

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