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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But I enjoyed the surprise. Throughout the whole book there is only one character who I did not like. They are Adam and Eve, hence the name of the book is Apples. I also liked the different perspectives and voices, especially the butterfly monologue.

It’s vivid, anarchic and truthful, and it will have parents hurtling for the censor button. My problem with this book is purely down to the fact that I know the author is from a comfortable middle class market town closebut not too close, to Middlesbrough. Because of this, I am confident there are a number of other towns and cities where children are also living a life like this. You graduated in painting and drawing, and are currently writing a screenplay — is this your future direction?

She has a baby when she is still a child herself. I found the characters not very believable but that didn’t matter to me because I don’t think that Milward wrote this book with the intention of it being consistent with reality.

Apples by Richard Milward

For the Canon of Windsor, see Richard Milward priest. Council estate kids having fun, getting fucked up and fucked over. Adam is a character who I really felt for. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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 Boro. I liked the book in the same way that I like Irvine Welsh’s novels, but I feel I got even more due to the setting of the book in the area I was born. Jan 14, Helen Lawrence rated it it was ok. In which case, I may be wrong.


A dark comedy set on a council estate in Middlesborough, this book is narrated alternativly by Adam, Eve a butterfly, an unborn baby and an assortment of delinquents. I think that’s why people dived on Apples, because for a year-old to have irchard book out, it’s not a natural thing. There is a chapter from the point of view of a butterfly and one that is written backwards because it’s a girl suffering from dyslexia. Adam and Eve narrate Apples – see? Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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The main characters are depicted as characters caught up in swirls of desire where schools and parents are present but distant with very little impact. You are worth so much more. I picked up this book as it’s based in my home town of Middlesbrough, and I enjoy recognising places in stories. Though in some ways it’s a bit sad of me to get ‘extra’ from a book just because there are scenes set in pubs and clubs that I’ve also been to, more of the resonance was a common sentiment w.

Apples by Richard Milward 1 8 May 14, The characters in this book are wicked. I’m not sure that people without some knowledge of Middlesbrough’s geography would get all the references, but Richard Milward paints graphic images of the kinds of areas we all know about, but few like to a I can see how some reviewers might not have alples this: His debut novel Apples was published by Faber in I’d be interested to know if this is based on the Author’s experiences, or written from an outside perspective.

I felt very strongly about Gaz and thought Milward did this very well. Apples is often funny, though relies so heavily on stereotypes you might as well be watching Hollyoaks. Milward uses Gaz’s character in a way which milwward me really frustrated.

She loves her mum, who’s dying of lung cancer, but it never occurs to her to give up a night out. My skull was absolutely exploding.

The whole thing reminded aapples of Bret Easton Ellis’ ‘The Rules Of Attraction’ one chapter in particular bears a striking similarity but not as well executed.


Jul 14, Emma rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Narrated alternately by Adam and Eve, alongside a cast of teenage delinquents, perverts and butterflies, Apples is an exploration of the difficulties of growing up, richrd complications of friendship, and the consequences of getting ‘fucked as quick as you can’.

May 07, 3min45secs rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 25, Jennifer rated it did not like it Shelves: I hated it with a passion and I skipped it altogether. Any tips for young writers?

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It was hard to look through the dark, and I got the shock of “It felt like someone dropped a cartoon ton-weight on me. Apples eh what a fruit I eat them rarely, I’d say I buy more apple juice than actual apples and would go as far as saying I’ve eaten more apple sauce than real apples this year, it’s a must on roast pork, the crazy thing is I’m not a big fan of roast pork but crackling is a thing of joy so I put up with the meat, mind you it doesn’t last long in our house crackling, I’d give my bottom lip for some right now I really would.

Want to Read saving…. There are massive numbers of children who come from areas of the country where they think they will not achieve anything more than what their social status predicts. It’s Milward’s sensitivity to emotions that distinguishes Tichard Storey Love Song as much as the shock value of his characters’ exploits, although he’ll admit that large parts of the book are autobiographical “Pills on toast?

I wiped my mouth then rolled about in the bed – I didn’t have a clue where I was, but I figured it was Richwrd room and slowly the memories of the party started to jigsaw themselves together.