A heartbreaking but humorous memoir from a legendary rock journalist
A hilarious, heartbreaking and completely enchanting debut
A smart and nostalgic read
A tale of pop music and growing up in a Brum chippie that has been the sweetest, funniest thing he's read all year.
A witty and joyful tale of self-discovery
Charming, funny ... you root for kind, uncertain, scared but spirited little Pete
Confessional, sorrowful and sublime
Every single page is a joy to read, entertainingly but unsentimentally written ... This is one of the most enjoyable books I've read for a long time, a coming of age memoir that manages to be simultaneously tender, heartbreaking and laugh out loud funny
Highly personal book about family life ... warm hearted
I can't tell you how good this book is. Incredibly, it's Paphides's first - I'd be amazed (and disappointed) if it's his last
If you are in the market for a wonderfully written, deeply touching, pitch-perfect childhood memoir laced liberally with 70s nostalgia, then you need look no further.
Oh, how I love Pete Paphides and this book. He can't write a paragraph that isn't funny or moving or insightful and often all three at once. For someone from a refugee family, like me, it just reads so true, but it's also a painting of another life so rich, so deep, that they should hang it in the National Gallery.
Tender, clever and as funny as it gets... a heart-piercing joy.
With its forensic attention to detail and exquisite unpacking of the pre-teen mind, Broken Greek is an intensely personal hymn that sings a universal tune. Like the very best pop songs, it gets under your skin, and stays there
Wonderful coming-of-age memoir