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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Feb 25, Jennifer rated it did not like it Shelves: How was your own childhood? I also liked the different perspectives and voices, especially the butterfly monologue. Before I started to read the book I read some reviews and was surprised at how much people did not believe these things are likely to happen.

Apples by Richard Milward – book review

Harrowing but painfully accurate for a huge amount of people. I just hope that Eve realises and something is done about him. I would have thought both but having just read Richard Milward’s debut “Apples” I would say I related to the former but not the latter.

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 seemingly ubiquitous teen pregnancy. How they did not see it like this and felt that Milward was exaggerating the area the characters lived in. This is the life they are subjected to because of where they live and only a small percentage escape and get out.


Whilst contending with sexual frustration, a ‘We got a McDonald’s the night my mam got lung cancer. It was a bit like a double life. In my personal opinion, Teesside has a great opportunity for people to achieve.

It’s hearbreaking and depressing, but it’s also curiously uplifting. What really annoys me is when writers sell an image of themselves t I read this as it is based in my home town -Middlesbrough. Novels are number one for me and I think they always will be. Personal tools Log in.

I have given this book 2 applez because I feel there was some promise in the writing.

The biggest let down for me? This was quite an odd book that I whizzed through in a day off work. Dec 16, Samuel Bigglesworth rated it really liked it. Do you have a love hate relationship with Middlesbrough?

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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. Eve thinks she knows the ways of the world, she thinks she is able to take on richarf and will be better off for it.

It is risky business for an author to blatantly pass judgment on the characters in his book. My childhood was grand. There’s a poetry in these lives, despite the sad seediness coming too early, that Milward neither romanticises nor judges. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.


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It was very well written and at the end of a chapter I found myself wanting to continue reading, which is in my opinion the mark of a truly good book. Apr 13, Jeremy Poole rated it it was amazing. There’s a level of structural richhard going on, but the willingness to engage and the kindly eye make you forgive it the occasional street-lamp-as-narrator blip.

Richard Milward has a rare gift as a writer one of making you laugh, cry and think on the same page. This book is not yet featured mliward Listopia.

Please help them and become aware of what is going on. However I think for teenagers and those looking for something light and pop, it’s fine. Eve is the wild-child. Give it a go if you wa This was a very interesting book, written in an experimental style, about a group of kids growing up in a small appples Northern town.