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My hero: Kate Bush by David Mitchell

David Mitchell, author

Author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) writes in the Guardian: “Kate Bush transforms me into a deranged fan. I don’t know where to begin to explain it: there’s her Brontëesque precocity (how does a 13-year-old compose “The Man With the Child In His Eyes”?); her voice, or rather voices (swan-necked soprano, bass-deadpan, banshee wail, pure as snowmelt); or her firsts (first British solo woman to write and sing a No 1 single, to top the album charts and to enter the album charts at No 1). Of her six mature albums released between 1980 and 2005, four are near-masterpieces while two (1985’s Hounds of Love and 2005’s Aerial) are masterpieces…”


Merry Christmas!


Mick Karn 1958-2011


  1. I love him. “Ghostwritten” and “Cloud Atlas” are brilliant books.

  2. Barbara

    I’m glad you mentioned it was the author and not David Mitchell of Peep Show fame – I had this thought of Dobby hitting him with her handbag!

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