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A Likely Lad

A Likely Lad

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He immersed himself in books and poetry - something that is evident in his lyric-writing to this day. Deep down I know I never wanted to end up a hopeless junkie, with an addiction that I became a slave too.

It felt like a very literal recount of Pete's life, with a rather flat style, that didn't really convey the wonderful poetry of Pete's lyrics and outstanding songwriting. Doherty’s drug use left him unable to perform the role of professional musician – when the band went on without him, he was wounded, railing against “the industrialisation of the Libertines”.Doherty alleges that the only thing he could think to ask her was whether she still had her matching tattoo. And much akin to Coleridge's epic narrative paradise Kubla Khan, offering a literary association to opioids of intrigue and luxurious spaces of nirvana and accomplishment. I mention all that because despite never getting hooked on smack, and having been able to just walk away from the party scene unscathed, once I got a bit older, more sensible (and probably a lot more boring, lol) I recognise a lot of the chaotic lifestyle Doherty talks about in this book. Felt like he was trying to set some records straight although as a book about recovery I was saddened to hear that Pete had fallen into using after the Libertines was formed. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

Unfortunately this book lacks the poetic warmth Doherty is known for speaking in, and forgoes a lot of talk of the relationship between him and Carl in exchange for tedious goings on about drug binges and the like. At the end of the day though, you're not going to get a thorough, non-biased review out of me because I love Peter, and The Libertines, and Babyshambles.

But you can't put an old head in young shoulders and many inevitably had to learn their lesson the hard way too.

You wouldn't not want to live his life or be even close to it but observing it from distance it makes for a proper adventure.

But these strange little references in certain books I picked up intrigued me, especially to opium, which was described in a luxurious sense, associated with a sensation of peace and accomplishment and a mystical, magical land.



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