By Polly Courtney, the author of Feral Youth
I cannot believe this is a true story! It is unputdownable - made for a novel or (dare I say) movie.
Shaun Attwood's style is punchy and fresh, making me laugh/snort/reel/gasp as I followed the antics of English Shaun, Acid Joey, Skinner, Wild Man and other crazed, fearless ravers into places I never even knew existed.
There is no 'glossing over' of events in this book. We get to experience the trippy highs, the skanky, shaky, paranoid lows, the knife-attacks by the beautiful, crazy first wife, the cattle-prod torture of rival criminals and the heart-stopping moments at border control when ten thousand pills are driven through inside fake Coke cans. The story rattles through a period of about 10 years, told in vivid scenes with little explanation required between them.
I'm not a raver, have never touched a pill, smoked crack or glugged GHB in my life, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a great story with some unbelievably brilliant characters and some good moral lessons, although whether English Shaun has heeded them remains to be seen.
Off to download Hard Time, so I can find out...
Click here for Party Time’s webpage, including chapter 1: http://shaunattwood.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120&Itemid=119
Click here for Party Time on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Party-Time-Shaun-Attwood/211408465606796?ref=hl
Click here for the second review of Party Time: http://jonsjailjournal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/second-review-of-my-new-book-party-time.html