‘Pretty Thing’ by Stephen Burrows
An intriguing mystery beginning in the early 1970’s. A story of sexual awakening, betrayal and cultural conflict, entwined with David Bowie’s rise to stardom.
Kindle Customer5.0 out of 5 stars A great slice of 70s nostalgia I really enjoyed this story of love, loss, regret and self forgiveness set against the backdrop of the 70’s and the rise of Bowie. The two main characters, Alice and Danny were beautifully written and reminded me of how it felt to be a teenager discovering myself with its highs and lows. I Ioved the sections which switched from the fictional(?) characters to fly- on-the wall periods with Bowie and how Danny was brought into this world’
5.0 out of 5 stars Most enjoyable book I’ve read in a while! The protagonist, Danny, is fifteen when Ziggy lands on earth. I was fourteen, and going through very similar sexual awakenings, and have loved Bowie ever since. Fortunately, for me we came from different backgrounds, but I loved the story- both the ecstatic and the sad! Brought back so many memories. Yes, most enjoyable book I’ve read a quite a while.
5.0 out of 5 stars Took me back in time. I have been a Bowie fan for 47yrs and I have read many autobiography’s, when I first saw this book I was a bit unsure but bought it because anything to do with Bowie I’d give a go. The book was amazing it brought back so many memories of growing up in the70s being a Bowie fan. To be fair I’d forgotten the impact he made to me in the early years, I think we all get stuck in the now. The story itself was brilliant, I laughed, I cried and times thought I was in the story. I wondered if this had happened to a Bowie fan. I didn’t want to finish this book and was really sad when I did. I could go on for ever but I know I’d give to much away. This book is definitely a must for Bowie fans especially the young Bowie fans they would get a great feel from a fans point of view what it was like. Anybody who enjoys reading would like this. It’s love, excitement, loss, tragedy and true in parts. If you are a Bowie fan please give this a read you won’t be disappointed. Thank you to the author Steve Burrows ( I hope you see this) made a old Bowie fan feel like a teenager again. Good luck with this amazing book and thank you again.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Bowie you’ll enjoy this Thoroughly enjoyed this book. As a huge Bowie fan the title and cover attracted me and the way the story mingles with Bowie in the heady Ziggy days is really good. But, the story is more than just that, an old fashioned story of the pain and joy of first loves and the seedy underground world of drugs and prostitution wonderful. A highly recommended read