Sophisticated Boom Boom

Sophisticated Boom Boom

by John Kelly

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Sophisticated Boom Boom by John Kelly

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780099285960
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Kelly, who holds a graduate degree in European history, is the author and coauthor of ten books on science, medicine, and human behavior, including Three on the Edge, which Publishers Weekly called the work of "an expert storyteller." He lives in New York City.

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Sophisticated Boom Boom 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"sws" results one thru six.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Start of the End at cim. The result are all mixed up, and the fourth part was accidently posted before it was ready. So, if you want, you can only judge the first three parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Morning Rising at "morning" res 2+. The reses are switched around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope you don't mind but I'm using an MLP fanfiction I wrote. It's at "dull days" reses 1,2,4, and 3 (The results shifted so that's the order of the parts.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hunted at lemon res one. Please dont mind the name... I wanted to be showy because i won the spelling bee...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next part at next result. And Pip are you the only one reading? --- My eyes flutter open. The first thing I see, although my sight is blurry, is Percy and Nico, hovered over me. "I hate my life." I say. They nod, as if they understand the feeling. Someone bursts in. "I got here as fast as I could." She pants. I realize her voice. Pip Gemmond, daughter of Artemis. "Pip." I say. She smiles. "Hey. How are ya feeling?" She asks. I nod. "How did you get here? It's illegal!" I exclaim. A sly smile flashes across her face. "I know someone." Ah. One of the wonderful qualities of Pip. ---DTOFA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First here for Sophie! Keep writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He shoves inside her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only going to run my second result girl now so go bover there.