Apples [Richard Milward] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As a distraction from sleazy male admirers, spiteful classmates and her. Summary: Milward, barely out of his teens himself, lends a voice of authenticity to this look at Britain’s urban youth with its binge-drinking, drug taking and. Richard Milward, who combines writing with studying art, is being debut Apples (“Catcher in the Rye meets Arctic Monkeys,” according to the.

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However many of those who abandoned it will have found it less ‘plotless’ than they think, it is actually a cleverly built story.

May 07, 3min45secs rated it really liked it. Bit of a non-story with no real trajectory or conclusion. Last week, the man from the local paper told the year-old author that in years to come the “Linny”, as the pub is known, will feature prominently on “Richard Milward Tours” of Applws.

Apr 17, Carl rated it liked it. I’d be interested to know if this is based on the Author’s experiences, applew written from an outside perspective.

There are unpleasant parts to the story, I warn you, but I felt genuinely involved and emotionally invested in the characters. Yet another kilward of age book about the teenage sect in London Any tips for young writers?

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I feel the people who need to read this book are richar people who have their eyes shut to what society is really like. I feel this book is not suitable for young teenagers and there is a massive amount of inappropriate language, drug use and reference and sexual encounters which are not suitable for children under Nov 25, Sophie rated it it was ok.


She has a baby when she is still a child herself. I think that’s why people dived on Apples, because for a year-old to have a book out, it’s not a natural thing. Since leaving St Martins last summer, he has been living happily back in Middlesbrough, close to old friends and landmarks like the Linny, and he is already working on his next novel.

And the familiarity of the surroundings is the only thing that kept me reading, as this books is dreadful. How was your own childhood? Gary, or Richarr as they refer to him. Disgustingly, children are abused, they are taken advantage of and they become involved in things which no one should ever experience.

I don’t think this is terrible, it’s just a first novel, and richrad first novels are flawed. I also felt for Claire, Eve’s friend. Adam manages to awkwardly break through his shell and spends the rest of his week beating himself up over it. Apples contains all the no-nos – drinking, drugs, underage sex, teen pregnancy, violence, and even infanticide. Where did he come from?

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Did I say Comedy, yes, this book made me laugh and applew on my own teenage dreams and problems as well as looking at my daughter with fear, do they really do these things when they go out with their friends? I have worked in the area of Middlesbrough where this book is set out and I have heard awful stories about the children living there.

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Because of this, I am confident there are a number of other towns and cities where children are also living a life like this. Eve is too busy with her friends, and her boyfriends, and her exboyfriends, and the night-stands, and then there are the drugs, and the alcohol, and the partying, and then there’s make-up.

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I don’t want to spoil the plot, but the ending was poor. There’s a level of structural hubris going on, but the willingness to engage and the kindly eye make you forgive it the occasional street-lamp-as-narrator blip. Apples is based in my local area. Jan 14, Helen Lawrence rated it it was ok. Adam is a character who I really felt for.

And trust m This was crap. It exposes the heady mixture of narcissism and hedonism that is present in modern lives. However, I felt the story just didn’t didn’t progress onto something more substantial and found it difficult reading some of the language and content.

Even Hemingway’s first novel was pretty dire. Return to Book Page.