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by Martin Millar

eBook Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation download ISBN: 1593762275
Author: Martin Millar
Publisher: Soft Skull Press; Original edition (January 6, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 169
ePub: 1202 kb
Fb2: 1220 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

Never having read Martin Millar before, Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation was a wonderful surprise.

Never having read Martin Millar before, Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation was a wonderful surprise. An unexpected joy. A beautiful, bouncing bundle of book loving. I have read nearly ever Martin Millar book he's put to paper, and not a single one has disappointed me yet. I was so excited to find out some of his books are being re-released after being out of print for years. I had to track down my copy of Milk Sulphate, and Alby Starvation through expensive used sellers. I am always shocked to find these books are not more widely known.

Like all of Martin Millar’s books, Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation was amusing and enjoyable and a bit frenetic. Don't let this be the first Martin Miller book you read, several others are better, but I do like the story telling, the setting and the plot. It was just a smidge rougher than his others. Lux the Poet was the same.

Martin Millar is a Scottish writer from Glasgow, now resident in London. Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation 1987. He also writes the Thraxas series of fantasy novels under the pseudonym Martin Scott. The novels he writes as Martin Millar dwell on urban decay and British sub-cultures, and the impact these have on a range of characters, both realistic and supernatural. There are elements of magical realism, and the feeling that the boundary between real life and the supernatural is not very thick. Most of them are set in Brixton, Millar's one-time place of residence.

A re-issue of Martin Millar's classic novel which recounts the life of Alby Starvation, the first true British anti-hero of the giro generation. A strange and wonderful story of Brixton low-life, seedy gutter violence and manic paranoia that's as relevant now as when first published in the 1980s.

The sometime narrator, Alby Starvation, is a down-on-his-luck amphetamine runner whose main triumphs in life thus far have been to amass a large collection of comics and to cure himself of the ailments brought on by a serious milk allergy.

Millar's first novel to appear in England-a paranoid romp through Brixton lowlife that's a trifle trashier than Lux .

Unlike Lux (the vainest male on earth), the antihero of this outing is paranoid Alby Starvation, small-time dealer in comic books and drugs who reports his low self-esteem with a stand-up comic's flair. Mirrors are ""malicious objects.

In Martin Millar’s surreal tale of the urban counterculture-a world full of shoplifting, deaththreats, paranoia, and video game arcades-Alby’s frantic struggle to avoid being shot falls somewhere between Irvine Welsh and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

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Understandably, he’s pretty excited when simply eliminating a food group from his diet makes him feel much better, and he spreads the word. There must be something in the milk in Brixton, because when others start removing milk from their diets, they also are.

There’s a megalomaniac professor digging a hole outside his flat. His small stake in the amphetamine market in Brixton is being threatened by a mysterious Chinese man. And the Milk Marketing Board has taken out a contract on his life. Welcome to the bizarre, obsessive world of Alby Starvation.Alby’s doctor refuses to believe he’s allergic to just about everything (which he is), especially milk. But when Alby soon discovers that his ongoing ailments are directly linked to the consumption of said product, he gives it up and is cured. Only thing is, he goes on to suggest this remedy to a number of other people suffering from milk allergies. In Millar’s surreal backyard, the Milk Marketing Board sees sales slump to an alltime low. So there’s only one thing left to do: put out a contract on Alby Starvation. Now Alby must save both his life and his precious comic collection.In Martin Millar’s surreal tale of the urban counterculture—a world full of shoplifting, deaththreats, paranoia, and video game arcades—Alby’s frantic struggle to avoid being shot falls somewhere between Irvine Welsh and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Comments: (3)
Leceri
A Millar book is a fun book. It is witty, off-beat, and the plot moves. I will not spoil the story, but this one is a hoot. I recommend him and this book for anyone that likes punk rock, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and late night cable television like Adult Swim.
Dianazius
so this is my second millar book, and now i'm on a quest to find his other titles at my library.

the main character of the book is a total dork...but that's why i like him. the dude's got this pet hamster and his beloved comic book collection, and he's constantly living in a world of paranoia. But then, maybe he should be since he's got some plant-loving, people-hating assassin after him. he's like some weird version of kramer (off seinfeld)...except he sells drugs...i mean, i can totally picture kramer saying "well, i'm off milk!" and slamming down his glass on jerry's counter.

but the book's even better cuz there's an entire cast of characters who are so completely quirky, that you cant help but laugh just a bit. my favorite is some dude named Wu, who practices meditation while at home so he'll be in some sort of zen-like state when he plays video games at the aracde.

and the book reads so fast, that even if you don't like it, you'll be finished with it before you can stop yourself.
Anayalore
I have read nearly ever Martin Millar book he's put to paper, and not a single one has disappointed me yet. I was so excited to find out some of his books are being re-released after being out of print for years. I had to track down my copy of Milk Sulphate, and Alby Starvation through expensive used sellers. I am always shocked to find these books are not more widely known.

The story of Alby Starvation is worth the buy, you'll finish it in a day if you start. It's the tale of allergies, hitmen, hamsters, drugs, and comics, all told with an honest candor, while completely throwing you for a loop. It's ridiculous, it's awesome, it makes you think, and it makes you laugh. I recommend all of his books. Start here or pick up the Good Fairies of New York, or Suzy, Led Zepplin and Me.....among others and take a trip