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TheRealJon

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I know it's not a competition but Bernard Sumner is a vastly superior writer than Peter Hook. Hooky's work is fascinating and entertaining but reads a bit like a teenager's diary packed with detailed minutiae but Bernard has clearly taken his time to gather his thoughts before committing them to paper and the results are impressive. I couldn't imagine Hooky using the word 'peripatetic' as Bernard does. Anyway, I'm only 100 pages in. Plenty more to look forward to.
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Not sure I'd agree. Bernard seems to be rambling just as much as Hooky, but he has pretentions to make it less colloquial.

What really lets Chapter & Verse down is that it seems to have been ignored by the Random House/Bantam editors. The amount of times the same sentence gets repeated is crazy. Basic editing is completely absent
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