This is a really well put together novel with great characters. I picked it up on a Saturday morning and finished by Sunday - I didn't want to put it down. It pokes fun at the 'helicopter parenting' of today's world, but also tackles some big issues too.
I thought the book went on a bit at the end more than it needed too which is why I gave it 3.5 stars, but don't be put off reading it just because I've been a bit mean with the stars! It's good fun and a great book to get your bookclub debate fired up.
This book should be essential reading for every woman. Viv Albertine's memoir is witty, fast paced, searingly honest and shockingly humorous.
If, like me, you've never heard of Viv Albertine or her band The Slits, don't let that deter you! It's the 70's in London and Viv is at the forefront of the punk movement, along with friends Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols), and Vivienne Westwood (fashion designer for label SEX).
Viv Albertine follows her heart and the book is nothing short of inspirational - gritty and honest, documenting the life of an artist and really telling it how it is to be a woman living in the 21st Century.
Buy it! It deserves a place on your bookshelf and is a great conversation starter for bookclubs.