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Re: Richard Weight Book Review
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2013, 04:26:59 PM »
Throughout reading, the words 'going off' and 'tangent' came to mind constantly. Probably 25% of it is about Mod whereas the rest is needless deviation about what mod isn't.

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Re: Richard Weight Book Review
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2013, 01:50:31 PM »
My copy arrived last week and I'm just getting through it now. The start of the book, which is where I am right now, is not horrible. But this is history - stuff that has been reiterated over and over again anyway. I'm interested to see what I think when I get further into it. To be honest, when starting out in the Mod scene, I didn't do any reading on the subculture. So I'm playing catch up.
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Re: Richard Weight Book Review
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2013, 10:07:46 PM »
My copy arrived last week and I'm just getting through it now. The start of the book, which is where I am right now, is not horrible. But this is history - stuff that has been reiterated over and over again anyway. I'm interested to see what I think when I get further into it. To be honest, when starting out in the Mod scene, I didn't do any reading on the subculture. So I'm playing catch up.


That does not fit in with not having read Richard Barnes Mods! Book though?

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Re: Richard Weight Book Review
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2013, 04:04:01 AM »
My copy arrived last week and I'm just getting through it now. The start of the book, which is where I am right now, is not horrible. But this is history - stuff that has been reiterated over and over again anyway. I'm interested to see what I think when I get further into it. To be honest, when starting out in the Mod scene, I didn't do any reading on the subculture. So I'm playing catch up.


That does not fit in with not having read Richard Barnes Mods! Book though?


Never read Mods By Barnes until recently, to be honest. I wasn't much of a reader when I got in the scene due to being in University - English major. TONS of reading, no time for reading for fun.. Then once I got out of University, I started doing research for a book I have been flirting with for way to long (a book looking at the female influence in Mod culture). So I avoided most of these books until the last five or so years.

On the other hand, interested to hear your appearance on the Modcast - how did it go?
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