Big Night Out (Ed. by Jessica Adams, Maggie Alderson, Nick Earls, Imogen Edwards-Jones)

Big Night Out is a collection of short stories, recipes, song lists, illustrations and edited by Jessica Adams, Maggie Alderson, Nick Earls and Imogen Edwards-Jones. It was published to benefit the War Child charity.
Finished on: 25.11.2017

Big Night Out isn’t your typical short story collection. There really is a lot here that isn’t a short story at all, although the biggest part are short stories. I grabbed it for those (well, I grabbed it mostly for Jasper Fforde‘s short story in it), so I mostly skimmed through the other things, even though some very big names contributed various things (INXSSteve Coogan, and Nick Hornby recommending songs? Anthony Stewart Head sharing a cocktail recipe? Joan Collins‘ beauty tips? Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, and Boy George detailing hangover cures? It’s all there). I did feel that the selection was made on the basis of the people in any case and not necessarily for the quality of their content. But hey, it is for charity after all. If you don’t buy it for the stories, but for the good deed, you’ll get what you expect.

After the jump, I will talk about the short stories in the collection separately and you can find the table of contents so you can see what else is in there.

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Top 10: Songs Performed by Siblings

It’s not surprising that talent (or the complete lack of, as in my case) runs in families. But what I do think surprising is the number of siblings who can actually stand to be around each other so much to have a band. I love my siblings but if I had to spend more than six hours a day for a period longer than three weeks with any of them, we’d probably all go insane. [And I do think that that’s actually a rather high tolerance level.]

Anyways, there are quite a few bands out there with at least two siblings in them. So, let’s have a quick rundown.

[Just a quick note: I left out The Kinks, because I have posted so much about them already. Just note that they should actually be included on this list.]

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