• Title: Days of Throbbing Gristle
  • Author: Kevin Cole
  • ISBN: 9781483523903
  • Page: 154
  • Format: ebook
  • Days of Throbbing Gristle Does Heaven know you re miserable now It s Sam Henry Hay a year old exchange student from Sheffield hops into Texas USA with one burning ambition Manipulate his gullible host parents into
    Does Heaven know you re miserable now It s 1987 Sam Henry Hay, a 17 year old exchange student from Sheffield, hops into Texas, USA, with one burning ambition Manipulate his gullible host parents into funding his university, and leave his dead end life in Yorkshire behind.But is Sam manipulating America or America manipulating Sam The clever lad schmoozes his way into maDoes Heaven know you re miserable now It s 1987 Sam Henry Hay, a 17 year old exchange student from Sheffield, hops into Texas, USA, with one burning ambition Manipulate his gullible host parents into funding his university, and leave his dead end life in Yorkshire behind.But is Sam manipulating America or America manipulating Sam The clever lad schmoozes his way into many a bed and purse, yet can t get rid of anyone He executes careful plans, only to watch them disastrously fall apart Worst of all, this once proud nihilist watches in horror as he reveals a conscience, in a world growing ever darker around him.Days of Throbbing Gristle is not your typical teenage tale It s a razor slashing journey through a time and place that really was as bad as you ve heard For some, high school is the best time in their lives For others, it s a miracle they make it to the other side.Kindle amzn 1kHKu6DiBooks bit 1r4r4J1Barnes Noble bit 1lcHcuGKobo bit 1jccv1VThe Copia bit 1jQd9VSBaker Taylor bit 1jcAK16Scribd bit 1nVsCYJeSentral bit 1nThHOnOyster bit 1nTi1N0Flipkart bit Uy51kHCiando bit 1qHHhcyBookBaby myokbaby book days of You can also read for free on your phone at daysofthrobbinggristle.tumblr.This option has the added advantage of enjoying the music mentioned in the story.

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    1. The French call an orgasm le petit mort. The little death. But Sam isn't French and Days of Throbbing Gristle isn't little.This is not your typical teenage angst story about the woes of fitting in. As Sam, a seventeen year old one man show of Dangerous Liaisons, would say, absolutely not. This is an epic novel about how an English magnificent bastard tries to manipulate America by not fitting in. Then America manipulates him.Days of Throbbing Gristle (an old school industrial band back when indu [...]

    2. I’m buggered if I know why Kevin Cole’s writing drew me in as much as it did, but that only goes to show what a skilled writer he is. Best to avoid thoughts of technique and just go along for the utterly absorbing ride instead then.You can’t help but use the term ‘coming of age tale’ for Days of Throbbing Gristle (what a great title!), ‘cos that’s what it is – but it’s also a hell of a lot more. It’s 1987. Sam Hay, a 17 year old Brit from Sheffield, goes to Texas to study and [...]

    3. Days of Throbbing Gristle is a time machine trip back to the late nineteen eighties, an era best forgotten, when grown men dressed like preppy jackasses and hair bands held court on MTV. It was one of the low points in American culture, and in the suburbs south of Houston (Clear Lake by another name), it was even worse than that.Into this void walks young Sammy Hay, a seventeen year old foreign exchange student from England, a man with a plan. He's hopped the pond as a coming high school senior, [...]

    4. Still one of the best books I've ever read (and I've done some reading in my life). Since I ended up marrying the author, you could say it literally changed my life :)

    5. What I liked:Reads like a crazy,long joyride straight to America,80's,with a bunch of very interesting people and punk rock 'n roll blasting on the stereo. Sam Hay,the nonhero is foulmouthed,dirty-minded,snarky,smart bastard. He's British. He's pimply and balding and ugly. In short,he's like a whiff of fresh air after breathing only exhaust fumes for days. Though I'm no qualified judge whether the book is 80ish enough or not,being that I was not yet a human until 1993,what I can testify to is th [...]

    6. …Whoa!È stata una lettura lunga ma scorrevole, al vetriolo, non priva di colpi di scena, e che non mi ha mai annoiato.I fatti sono narrati dal giovane protagonista Samuel Hay, inglese indigente che, orientato dalla sorella Portia, si trasferisce in Texas per poter conseguire il diploma, grazie alla gentile accoglienza della famiglia Turner.Sam è ambizioso, scaltro, e tanto cinico da rasentare l'infamia (non per niente il suo unico idolo -a parte se stesso- è Giulio Cesare) e non manca mai d [...]

    7. سم پسر باهوش و با شخصیت غیر متعارفی است که برای تحصیلات از انگلستان به آمریکا می آید و در یک خانواده میزبان ساکن می شود. این داستان بلند، شامل چالشها، تلاشها و اشتباهات سم هفده ساله در تگزاس دهه هشتاد است. سم سعی میکنه در محیط جدید وفق پیدا کنه، دوستان جدید پیدا کنه و از همه مهم [...]

    8. It’s 1987. Sam Hay is a 17-year-old from a grotty part of Sheffield in England. His parents are dead, his sister a recovering alcoholic. Not a lot to lose really, so he enrolls as an exchange student and heads for high school in Houston, Texas. Totally amoral and nihilistic, he means to make his McMansion host family fund him through college. Along the way, he’ll slag off everything about them, their suburb, his American fellow-students and Texas in general while doing as many drugs as possi [...]

    9. This was an epic and as any epos it went for full blown maximalism and I don't just refer to its considerable size but to its dense context as well. An ode after another: to the confusion and naivete and cruelty and arrogance of youth. To the music (so many bands, so many from Manchester). To the cheerfully easy dogmas and cliches that sound sooo profound.Mainly an ode to the main hero's obsession to act as a Pretension Police. Whatever trait the people around him display which departs from his [...]

    10. This is the first time I read a book by this author and I have to admit that I was impressed. The writing reminded me of some classics I have read although the author lives in our modern world.Days of Throbbing Cristle takes us to a journey through time. We are in the 80s Texas where a young British boy named Sammy Hay travels all the way to US. Sam is an exchange student that has arrived in Texas with a plan. He won’t go back to his miserable life in England if he can help it. He plans to per [...]

    11. Reading this book is like riding the wickedest roller coaster on a not quite empty stomach and then tripping up as you get off it.

    12. I give this book a hundred stars! An epic modern read for the rebel hearts! \m/Exaggeration? Not really. Here is what I think… Just beware of the spoilers!Ok, I confess I started reading this book mainly because of two things: author Kevin Cole is a brilliant person and I instantly connected with the punk-ish cover of DOTG. Little did I know that I would have the honor of venturing into one of the greatest modern books of my lifetime.First, there is Sam, one of my favorites anti-heroes and the [...]

    13. Right. So this makes for quite the twisty, twirly ride of the absolute head scrambling variety; delighting in randomness and unpredictability. Excellent stuff.I can honestly say, I had little idea what the hell to expect the entire way through…as is my nature, I frequently theorised my ass off, taking stabbing guesses, but not once did I hit even close to the mark; this I found refreshing and infuriating, both.DoTG is the fictional memoir of Samuel Henry Hay, recounting that pivotal first year [...]

    14. I’ve been meaning to get to this for a while and I’m very pleasantly rewarded. A superb and epic trip into adolescent nihilism utilised as selfdefense. The central character of Sam Hay wants out of Sheffield, seeing his only chance for something better as relocating to anywhere that will educate him and is as far away from the city as possible. An opportunity arises, his only opportunity in his eyes, to stay with a Texan family as a live-in student guest and embark an educational life in the [...]

    15. This book is epic, it feels like I have read a whole lifetime. I have deliberately taken my time reading this and it really helps you to get a grip on time passing and how Sam changes from the little Dick he was in the beginning to a less annoying Dick at the end of the book. I think reading this too fast will ruin the effect, you really need to savour it like I am with this bottle of red wine I found.At the beginning I thought this was going to be a bit like catcher in the rye (do we have a new [...]

    16. I feel like I have just spent Sam Hay's entire last year at high school, and I didn't want it to end! This book is longer than I first anticipated it to be, and it took me longer to read than normal because I just wanted to savour every single moment of this dark, gritty and humorous adventure.Sam is seemingly out of his depth, plunged into a new country/school/family, you think that he's going to have major problems fitting in. Wrong. Sam is a cocky, sarcastic, manipulative nihilist who is only [...]

    17. Thank you so much to the author, Kevin Cole, for gifting me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!Hmm. This book took me a long time to read. Almost as long as it took me to read The Book Thief although for a different reason. Or maybe I should be comparing it's length to Eragon or Lord of the Rings. Those are equally long books that took me forever to read but the ride was completely worth it in the end. Let me just say right now that picking up this book is an investment bu [...]

    18. **I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review**Sam Hay is not the typical book hero you'll just adore. Oh no, if you ask me, he's far from that.This is the story of a British teenage boy looking for a better life in America, and how his plan of getting pretty much everything he wants by manipulating others doesn't really go as well as he thought it would. Along the way, we also see many important issues being addressed, like sex, drugs, religion and more. And, even th [...]

    19. This long and enjoyable novel is about Samuel Henry Hay, a very troubled English teen who heads to America in the tail-end of the 1980s in an attempt to escape his poverty-stricken life in England. It's a coming of age story of a young manipulative boy who, through his failed attempts at maturity, his successful awakenings, his struggles of will power and domination by more powerful figures in his life, along with various fun and dangerous escapades, slowly becomes a young, more stable adult. Th [...]

    20. This book is a little twisted and not for the faint of heart, and a bit devastating to read, but I’d say it’s a solid account of the world that these characters live in. The writing is also very intelligent and well-crafted – this book infers a lot and lets the reader work things out (hint – pay attention to clues), where it would have been so easy to overdo explanations and make the story a lot more blunt. The characters are written boldly. They’re unique, and particular, and richly d [...]

    21. 1980s here I come! This was book a blast to my past, sort of. I great up in the 80s. This long and enjoyable novel is about Samuel, a very troubled teen who goes to America in the tail-end of the 1980s to escape his life. I think the book gave me a lot to think about but it was engaging and fun to read. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

    22. ★★★★☆Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest reviewReview originally posted hereSummary:Sam Henry Hay is a 17yr old from Sheffield, who visits Texas in '87 as an exchange student in the hope of furthering his opportunities. Planning to swoon his American "Parents", he hopes to be able to swindle them out of as much money as he can whilst being the perfect addition to their family. Sure of who he is and where he is going, he meets people all around [...]

    23. If you’re whimsy for some 1980s reminisce? Days of Throbbing Gristle will be up your alley.Samuel Hay is an aspiring scam artist with eyes on the prize of a decent education courtesy of Donna and Neil Turner – the wholesome Texan couple who have taken him in as part of an international hosting programme.Sheffield born, bred and orphaned, at seventeen Sam is quite something. Self-assured, cocky-but-charming, intelligent with a sometimes cruel streak of confidence and perseverance – a beauti [...]

    24. mycosyreads/2015/I didn't expect it would be difficult to write about this book. There are so many things I would keep to myself and won't expose in a review. I want to place this book on "transformational" bookshelf. Usually, whilst reading at least 15% of a YA book I can totaly predict the ending and it's quite boring. But this book is no ordinary YA book. Characters in this book are realistic as hell. Neither good nor bad and you could relate to most of them. I had such friends. I lived in th [...]

    25. *UNFINISHED REVIEW**STILL READING**NOT ACTUALLY SURE IF I'M GOING TO FINISH IT*THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING ME WITH YOUR BOOK MR. KEVIN COLE!I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.*MC’s Corner* Spoilers.• I’m on 13% I think and I already spent a time normally I’m not half of a normal book.So yeah it’s really long.It makes me want to grab a new book.• I think it’s a bad idea to write a contemporary book with juvenile characters that is so long. I think when you write long book the best genre is fantasy a [...]

    26. I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.Fantastic! but oh. SO. Long! I really enjoyed the first-person point of view this was written from, and the “thanks for reading my spiral notebook” gimmick was really great. However, that said, this book has ninety-three chapters! That’s a lot even by my Dickens-loving standards.Check out the rest of my review here: raeleighreads.wordpress/2

    27. I couldn't keep on reading it,It's not my type. Though I kinda liked the main character at some point.It also had some quite good quotes.

    28. May I be the first to say what an dark and gritty adventure this book as been. I had no idea what I was walking into when I read the first page, and now that I know, my thoughts are just whoa. This is not your typical teenager story; it's far from it. It is a smart, cunning, throat-cutting story with pockets of the reality dangers and risks during 1987.Days of Throbbing Gristle tells the story of 17 year old Sam, who escapes from his dreadful life in England to Texas, America. His plan? Get an A [...]

    29. This book is also on my blog Less Reality More BooksI had the opportunity to read this book as requested by the author himself. This book is not your typical tale of teenage angst and growing up in a foreign environment. While some people can easily navigate the world around them with ease and get through life without suffering, others find it more difficult. It brings to mind this quote:“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but [...]

    30. I really didn't know what to expect when I received an email from author Kevin Cole with the heading "Book Review Request - Days of Throbbing Gristle" but I was very intriuged after I'd read the blurb and due to my love of big books (this one has over 800 pages!) I decided to give it a go.If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that I don't usually post the synopsis but I'm making an exception for this book as it will give you a much better overview than I could.Does Heaven know you'r [...]

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