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[[ Ebook ]] ➩ Jumpin Jack Flash Author Keiron Pim – Eiyo.us

Jumpin Jack Flash Reading Jumpin Jack Flash Author Keiron Pim Polishdarling REVELATORY DAILY TELEGRAPHPim S Remarkable Book Pulls From The Shadows The Story Of A Man Who Did His Best To Leave No Trace Will Hodgkinson, A The Times Book Of The YearDavid Litvinoff Was One Of The Great Mythic Characters Of S London Outrageous, Possessed Of A Lightning Wit And Intellect, Dangerous To Know, Always Lurking In The Shadows As The Spotlight Shone On His Famous Friends Flitting Between The Worlds Of Music, Art And Crime, He Exerted A Hidden Influence That Helped Create The Kray Twins Legend And Lucian Freud S Reputation As A Man Never To Be Crossed Connected The Rolling Stones With London S Dark Side Redirected Eric Clapton S Musical Career And Shaped The Plot Of The Classic Film Performance By Revealing His Knowledge Of The City S Underworld, A Decision That Put His Life In DangerLitvinoff S Determination To Live Without Trace Means That His Life Has Always Eluded Biographers, Until Now This Extraordinary Feat Of Research Entailed Interviews Over Five Years, With Everyone From Eric Clapton And Marianne Faithfull To James Fox And Mad Frankie Fraser The Result Is By Turns Wickedly Funny, Appalling, Revelatory And Moving, And Epic In Its Scope As It Traces A Rogue S Progress At The Interface Of Bohemia And Criminality From The Early Fifties To The Seventies It Is Also An Account Of Keiron Pim S Determined Pursuit Of Litvinoff S Ghost, Which Took Him From London To Wales And Australia In A Quest To Reveal One Of British Pop Culture S Last Great Untold Stories

[[ Ebook ]] ➩ Jumpin Jack Flash  Author Keiron Pim – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Jumpin Jack Flash
  • Keiron Pim
  • 13 April 2017
  • 0224098128

    10 thoughts on “[[ Ebook ]] ➩ Jumpin Jack Flash Author Keiron Pim – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    For me, what is there not to love about this book In 300 or so pages, I get a bit of Jewish London history of the East End, The Krays, The Rolling Stones, and a tale of an obsessive record music collector who was also a criminal, Francis Bacon Lucian Freud, London Soho night life, as well as one of the leading influences of the great film Performance Not only that, he was hired as an advisor for the film, and hinted that perhaps or perhaps not wrote some of the scenes in the film For me, what is there not to love about this book In 300 or so pages, I get a bit of Jewish London history of the East End, The Krays, The Rolling Stones, and a tale of an obsessive record music collector who was also a criminal, Francis Bacon Lucian Freud, London Soho night life, ...


  2. says:

    It was thanks to the wonderful Paul Willetts that I got wind of this book Paul tipped me off about it a few months prior to its publication Paul had provided some help and support to Keiron Pim whilst he was writing this book about David Litvinoff 1928 75 David who David Litvinoff was a mythic character from 1960s London who was a catalyst during that brief period when the worlds of pop, criminality, art and the ar...


  3. says:

    Undoubtely Keiron Pim put a great deal of effort into this book This should be respected but ultimately one is left asking why did he bother Well, that s his business but I am the reader who found himself determined to finish something I was not enjoying from about half way through.The problem lies partly in the subject matter a narcissistic sociopath with attention deficit disorder who journeyed from petty crime and thuggery to being a camp follower in both senses of different networks Undoubtely Keiron Pim put a great deal of effort into this book This should be respected but ultimately one is left asking why did he bother Well, that s his business but I am the reader who found himself determined to finish something I was not enjoying from about half way through.The problem lies partly in the subject matter a narcissistic sociopath with attention deficit disorder who journeyed from petty crime and thuggery to being a camp follower in both senses of different networks of effete cultural figures It also lies in the genre.The genre is that of the psychogeographical exploration of London and is beginning to get tired It once provided a mythography for the city a plausible creative regret of its denizens at modernity much like Kenneth Grahame s regret at the loss of the Tory countryside under industrialisation.This way of seeing which has its magical, esoteric and occult aspects elsewhere can be deeply co...


  4. says:

    Fascinating tour of the countercultures subcultures of the 60s 70s in the company of the mercurial threatening mystery that is David Litvinoff.


  5. says:

    Keiron Pim s meticulously investigated piece of deep cartography is an unmissable must read for anybody interested in rifling through London s post war bins And, like a polymathic pea beneath the capital s multi mattressed past, the umbr...


  6. says:

    It s a real trend at the moment to use the biography of a minor figure to illustrate an age and the elusive David Litvinoff is the avatar for the Swinging Sixties of London in this amusing, elegantly written and impeccably researched volume As ever, it s the anecdotes that win out Litvinoff had varying levels of contact with Lucian Freud, Mick Jagger he was involved in the moviePerformance, Eric Clapton and the K...


  7. says:

    A biography which, in its scope and breadth, serves as a fascinating history of Victorian through mid Seventies London, with David Litvinoff as its central figure Existing in the shadows, Litvinoff rearranged 1960s London society through having connected Chelsea aristocracy Jagger, Clapton , Soho bohemians Freud, Bacon and East End criminality Reggie, Ronnie , often finding himself running from or suffering the consequences of the results Lovi...


  8. says:

    Fascinating and incredibly well researched and written.


  9. says:

    On account of having left no body of work to speak of, David Litvinoff could have been forgotten someone who did something but can t be googled, anyone Kieron Pim has crawled the spidery global web of contacts who still remembered the man to bring us this artefact a book, a biography, something we can google The point is to reveal aspects of 60s connections that wove previously distant British classes and social milieus together in chaotic and public ways And it helps us to understand the ar On account of having left no body of work to speak of, David Litvinoff could have been forgotten someone who did something but can t be googled, anyone Kieron Pim has crawled the spidery global web of contacts who still remembered the man to bring us this artefact a book, a biography, something we can google The point is to reveal aspects of 60s connections that wove previously d...


  10. says:

    Hate to do it but I m going to have to bin this one This should have been a magazine article at best Instead the author has gone to incredible lengths to cover a very minor character who is not particularly interesting and certainly not worth all the academic foot notes he includes on every other page this is t Winston Churchill In theory I should have loved this book since it covers many areas of interest for me, but trying to read the microscopic print which is basically saying nothing abo Hate to do it but I m going to have to bin this one This should have been a magazine article at best Instead the author has gone to incredible lengths to cover a very minor character who is not particularly interesting and certainly not worth all the academic foot notes he includes on every other page this is t Winston Churchill In theory I should have loved this book since it covers many areas of interest for me, but trying to read the microscopic print which is basically saying nothing about a ...

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