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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August Beth Harrington fiction Apples by Richard Milward Applesthe debut novel of twenty-three year-old Richard Milward, traces the exploits of a gang of British teenagers through the eyes of two narrators: There were parts of the book that fondly regard: If you like books about going out, taking drugs, getting pissed and milwadd then this is the book for you.

I also liked the different perspectives and voices, especially the butterfly monologue. Eso de que Richard Milward es tan pro por crear esta obra, es una mierda. 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.

Something to be said for outdoor games and horse riding. I’m too long in the tooth for that kind of effort, young Mr Milward, even if I’m not your intended audience! We mostly hear from Adam and Eve throughout the story, there are chapters where we hear information from other characters, Claire, Gaz and even a streetlamp and a butterfly at one stage!

The entire book is about drugs, sex and alcohol, written from Eve, Adam, a butterfly, unborn Baby Boy, street lights and random supporting characters — done in a way that I found disgusting as well as very disturbing.

Is he paples that his age and background could be seen as giving him a degree of cultural kudos? I couldn’t put this book down, the style of writing was excellent and the subject matter, the teenage years, is something that everyone can relate What makes a good book?

All in all, this is a book I picked from the library because, in all honesty, I would have never bought it myself.


I was hoping for some kind of growth or development of the characters, I got Apples as the Kindle Deal of the Day for 99ct because the general idea and description sounded like something I might enjoy reading. It is narrated in the first person by several characters including a butterflybut mainly by Adam and Eve, two school students. 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.

Grit and love in north England with Richard Milward

It’s been a while since my teenage years, but elements of the book spoke to me vividly. A tale of drinking, drugs and too much sex amongst the underage teens of northern england. Having a novel out though, everyone has been dead proud. The whole thing reminded me of Bret Easton Ellis’ ‘The Rules Of Attraction’ one chapter in particular bears a milwars similarity but not as well executed.

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You can read more book reviews or buy Apples by Richard Milward at Amazon. Milward you’ve done it again, I’m from Middlesbrough and occasionally indulge in a bit of carry on so this rang very true to me, richarx proper nutters in Boro, real head cases.

Apples won rave reviews, including one from Welsh himself, who described it as “one of the best books I’ve ever read about being young, working class and British”. You may be in your mid-teens and think you are invincible and you know better, but I work with a number of young people miilward schools who I just hope and pray will see the errors richars their ways and be able to help themselves before something horrific happens.

And then her Mam has cancer, but that doesn’t stop Eve from worrying about all the previous things. Apples contains all the no-nos – drinking, drugs, underage sex, teen pregnancy, violence, and even infanticide. I just hope that Eve realises and something is done about him. I realise that authors don’t need to have experienced the life they are writing about. Novels are number one for me and I think they always will be. It lives so fast and burn with a;ples quest A raw dive in a difficult neighbourhood, we get to follow two young people dealing with many problems from their family and trying to explore or just party as much as they can.


Apples by Richard Milward – book review

Applws when authors write about kids they given them these adult words and adult maturity, though they try to play it down. Okay, so I didn’t finish it. She falls in and out with her various friends and her sisters.

Nov 02, John Weller rated it really liked it. How was your own childhood? Apr 17, Carl rated it liked it.

Richard Milward

Interestingly, Richard Milward although from the Middlesbrough area, is a fine art student now studying at St Martin’s in London, I would hazard a guess he isn’t from a council estate, maybe this is why I felt it lacked a certain grittiness that comes across when the writer has a little more insight maybe formed a little less on opinions, although this novel was written at 19 years old — that’s milawrd impressive.

Essay on his writing: It’s cheeky already and we haven’t even started yet – a dazzling yet glum take on urban youth. When written in the way Milward has, it doesn’t millward have to have a major storyline, if the words and flow work as they are and can still conjure emotions for the reader then I milware no harm.

The book is written as one continuous paragraph, a device that allows Milward to slip into the heads of multiple characters, including Bobby’s girlfriend Georgie, local hard man Johnnie and the pitiable figure of year-old Alan Blunt.

Narrated by protagonists Adam and Eve, as well as milwadr secondary characters, a streetlamp, and a butterfly, it tells the story of modern-day, not-so-commonplace English teens and their lifestyles. My childhood was grand. I couldn’t remember him being at the party, and I couldn’t even speak when he shifted his weight and asked, You okay?