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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

'Cured' reviews & interviews

UK release:

Hardback/eBook/Audiobook
Sept. 22nd, 2016

Paperback
June 1st, 2017

Published by:
Quercus Books

Order signed editions at Waterstones

UK tour dates here


US release:

Hardback/eBook/Audiobook
Oct. 11th, 2016

Paperback: ?

Published by:
Da Capo Press

Order signed editions, VIP tour tickets, special merchandise at Pledgemusic

US tour dates here


Reviews: Exclaim! / Artsfuse / Irish Times / The Afterword / Louder Than War / Dickie Felton

Interviews: Esquire / The Trap Set / Spectrum Culture / Good Day LA / OC Register / Out / Pop Matters / ABC News / WAAF / Untitled / KPCC / Billboard / Off the Shelf / Salon / Washington Times / Radio X / Yahoo / Pitchfork / PledgeMusic / Bath Chronicle / The Guardian / Noisey / Premonition English - French / CoF Q & A Part 1 - Part 2  

If you'd like to share your review or thoughts on the book, please do so in the comments. If you can't post it, just email it to me and I'll post for you. Thanks! Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!

20 comments:

  1. Can´t wait to read it, but I honestly hate the book covers. They look like bad fan-art made on Microsoft Paint.

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    1. I guess they're sort of authentic, though, since the US cover was designed by Pearl Thompson (not sure about the other cover, although it uses the same logo, so that might have been designed by Pearl, as well).

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  2. Cover looks awful online but is actually quite nice in reality (arrived today!)

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  3. apparently my book will be here (us) tomorrow, I got it from amazon. psyched for it.

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  4. Read the book in one day. I have to say it is a very very good book. Way to go Lol. The only downside I can find is that I wish it would have been longer.

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  5. Anyone else out there? I'd love to read some more reviews before I decide to buy it or not.

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    1. As I've said, I'm very biased, but I can't recommend it highly enough! Have read it twice and love it!

      Do you like The Cure? Do you like Lol Tolhurst? If the answer is yes, not sure what the debate is. Great stories, well written, a lot of fun, insightful, a great read.

      Support Lol! Buy the book!

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    2. got it ! cant wait to dig in !

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  6. Any ideas if the signed version is still available through Waterstones?

    The button on the website is to preorder...

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    1. Checking with them now, but I'm guessing they're sold out right now, given the wording on the page, but with more coming soon?

      Will post when I hear back.

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  7. I read the U.K. version yesterday. Loved it! I wish it was longer. It really gave insight into the band member's comings and goings in a more comprehensive way. Great job, Lol! I hope it leads to even bigger and better things for you.

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    1. And I loved seeing the shout out to Craig and CoF in black and white.

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  8. I finished the book on Friday. I liked reading about the behind the scenes and I liked how personal Lol got with his reader about his addiction and troubles. It felt very real. However, I felt embarrassed for Robert and a little for Simon (I'm not a big Simon fan, so yeah, only a little). It just seemed like Lol was being a kiss ass. I felt like he was just screaming "please, please, please let me back in the band!"
    That was my take, which I am sure is not a favored one.

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    1. I got a sense of that too. Good book overall but almost every other page Lol pays homage to Robert. Those boys were abit sickly. People on here love a good arse kissing though

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  9. Audible download available now :)

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  10. I'm almost finishing it, and it's really good and a very easy reading, not like other bios where the authors are always blaming someone else for their own faults (hello Peter Criss!) or like others where the authors compare themselves to gods (being slightly better than them sometimes in most of their own books). There is plenty of details about the band's "life" as well, more than what I was actually expecting, and also they are not boring technicals details that would interest more to musicians and audio engineers than fans. There aren't fingers pointed at anyone when something wrong happens, even at Lol himself. It's a very honest book in a category of books that is full of books meant just to "shock" (some are quite disappointing at that) and just sell.

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  11. The only thing that surprised me [SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER] in it's absence, was any mention of Roger joining the group. I would have thought that he'd have something to say about that from a personal point of view. Then again, with how far gone he says he was, maybe he's more comfortable in his sober perspective of Roger, than in his relationship (or lack thereof) when Roger first joined.

    RE: Kiss ass? Maybe? Or maybe he's truly grateful to his friends. As he wrote in the book, the Cure WERE his family. I'd think, if I were writing a book about my best friends/brothers, no matter how bad things had been, I'd bring up what I truly loved about them, and how much I appreciated them. But that's my two cents.

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    1. I thought the lack of Roger mention was odd too. I thought Roger joined for the Kissing Tour and then recorded Disintegration with the band before leaving again and coming back for WMS...

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