Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs

Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs Mikey Wilson s whole life has been about the moment when he steps onto Old Trafford s Theatre of Dreams But when a wayward pass from Ryan Giggs leads to the worst debut ever his schoolboy obsession w

  • Title: Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs
  • Author: Rodge Glass
  • ISBN: 9781906994389
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mikey Wilson s whole life has been about the moment when he steps onto Old Trafford s Theatre of Dreams But when a wayward pass from Ryan Giggs leads to the worst debut ever, his schoolboy obsession with Giggs develops into something dangerous.

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      Rodge Glass

    About Author

    1. Rodge Glass is the author of the novels No Fireworks Faber, 2005 and Hope for Newborns Faber, 2008 , as well as Alasdair Gray A Secretary s Biography Bloomsbury, 2008 , which received a Somerset Maugham Award in 2009 Recently, he was co author of the graphic novel Dougie s War A Soldier s Story Freight, 2010 , which was nominated for several awards He is currently a Programme Leader in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, also Associate Editor at Freight Books His last novel, Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs, was published in April 2012 by the multi award winning Tindal Street Press, then as a paperback by Serpent s Tail, and it appeared as Voglio la testa di Ryan Giggs in April 2013 66thand2nd, Roma His latest book, LoveSexTravelMusik, was published by Freight Books in April 2013 and was nominated for the International Frank O Connor Award His fiction has been published in Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Danish and Italian from rodgeglass

    One thought on “Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs

    1. enjoyed this novel about the downside of football about a footballer who fails to make the grade and his life afterwards and the dark humour as he started off in youth team with giggs



    2. I really enjoyed this book, but mainly because I am a United fan since 1963, although my dad brought me up on the Busby babes etc, so since birth really, in 1955 It is stuffed with football and United detail, matchday noises and events, games, crowds, statistics including the worst ever Ferguson United team, goalkeeper Massimo Taibi of course Initially I found the story a great idea The protagonist is one of the class of 92 which includes Giggs, Scholes, the Neville sisters etc who doesn t make [...]


    3. For every footballer who plays for the first team, there are hundreds of those who didn t make it How do you live when you had to give up the only dream you d had Well, some cope, and some go nuts.The obsession the main character has fills the pages, you can nearly touch it The writing sometimes feels like Palahniuk s at his best Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs is a fresh novel and it s a good read, especially if you re United fan People talk about ordinary supporters, the real fans, but we re d [...]


    4. What if you don t make it not everyone can be a football superstar Glass novel uses Manchester United player Mike Wilson as a cypher for the all those whose dreams are dashed, all those who are chewed up and spat out by clubs, all those who aren t plain good enough and can t face facts.Mike Wilson s fate is the total opposite of United team mate Ryan Giggs, hence the title of the book He is Little Giggsy in every way The book really evokes match day football and Glass explores the role of the fa [...]


    5. La prima volta che ho preso questo libro pensavo fosse una storia vera, senza nessun motivo valido per pensarlo Ho letto qualche pagina senza andare in io non mi ricordavo di Mark Wilson e non volevo rovinarmi eventuali sorprese Poi non ce l ho fatta, ho cercato in wiki e ho scoperto che no, non una storia vera Peccato.E un altro peccato che parli del Manchester United, la squadra rossa sbagliata Per il resto un ottima storia che si sviluppa su diversi livelli temporali e narrativi Da leggere, s [...]


    6. This book is concerned with the darker side of sport In the recent London 2012 olympics we could sense the relief and joy of the winners, but what about the losers, or the nearly successful This book looks at English football and gives us a grotesque picture of somebody failing to make it and not being able to escape that failure It is dark black comedy The worst thing is that there is some basis of truth in it Thousands of kids in the UK must almost but not quite get into the first team and the [...]


    7. It is cleverly written with flashbacks to two different eras from the present the 2007 2008 season So it is three narrative threads in one which all come together in the end as the story is rounded off Full review of this and other football novels at stevek1889 2014


    8. A heartbreaking and funny story of obsession Beautifully written in first, second and third person sections and interspersed with excerpts from internet message boards and newspapers, Bring me the Head of Ryan Giggs is a book that requires some work on the part of the reader, but it s an investment that s ultimately rewarding.


    9. Sarebbe un grande errore considerare questo romanzo un emulo del celebre Febbre a novanta di Nick Hornby La mia recensione su Popoff popoffobalist Detail_New


    10. Interesting book It looks at what happens to a player who doesn t make in the big time, and how that might affect their life in many ways It focuses on English football, but it could be any top level sport.





    11. a fantastic read, brilliant characterisation and subject matter that is hugely relevant to modern life REad it even if you know nothing about football, it s great.



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