Reviews

  • "Extraordinary... What a seditious, crackpot, transcendental riot this book is. My book of the year, and it’s only February."

    Roger Lewis, The Times
  • "Listen carefully, children, to a checklist of the British underground scene... This amiable and engaging blog-doc is an Odyssey for elective outsiders. Here are real monsters and sirens of Soho and Presteigne, legions of the talkative dead, and a great rattletrap camper van voyage carrying us back to the point of origin… A Hero for High Times is Ian Marchant’s monumental defence of the alternative way."

    Iain Sinclair, Guardian
  • "Infectious... [A] hugely engaging compendium of high ideals, low morals and apeshit behaviour."

    John Walsh, Sunday Times
  • "A defiant, funny lament for lost ideals."

    The Sun
  • "An up close and personal story of the counterculture... as well as a rumination on the nature of friendship."

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  • "A lament for lost hope and a lost radicalism amid the conservatism of the contemporary world."

    Teddy Jamieson, Glasgow Herald