Alex Turner is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the frontman of the rock band Arctic Monkeys. Turner was born on January 6, 1986, in Sheffield United Kingdom.
His father worked for a local newspaper and his mother was a nursery school teacher. Turner has two younger sisters. He attended secondary school at Stocksbridge High School. Turner began playing guitar when he was eleven years old and started writing songs when he was sixteen.
Turner’s musical career began with Arctic Monkeys, which he formed with high school friends Jamie Cook, Matt Helders, and Andy Nicholson in 2002. The band released their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not in 2006.
The album was a critical and commercial success, becoming the fastest-selling debut album in British history.
If you’re looking for something new to read, look no further than Alex Turner’s bookshelf. The lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys has some great recommendations for books that will keep you entertained. From classics to modern works, there’s something for everyone on this list.
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
In his book Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman argues that television has had a negative effect on our society. He believes that TV has turned us into a nation of passive viewers, who are more interested in entertainment than information.
As a result, we are less likely to think critically or participate in public discourse. Postman’s book is a warning about the dangers of an increasingly media-saturated culture.
And the Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave
Nick Cave is one of the most prolific and well-respected musicians of our time, and his first novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, is a dark and twisted masterpiece.
Set in a backwoods town in the American South, the novel follows Euchrid Escrow, a deformed and mute outcast who is constantly ridiculed by the other residents. When a series of grisly murders start to occur, all evidence points to Euchrid as the culprit.
But as the townspeople close in on him, they begin to realize that there may be something more sinister at work than just a simple case of murder. By turns funny, shocking, and haunting, Nick Cave’s debut novel is an unforgettable look at human nature at its darkest.
Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
Considered one of the greatest novels of all time, Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky tells the story of Rodion Raskolnikov, a young man who commits murder in order to test his belief that some people are above the law.
The novel explores themes of morality, guilt, and redemption, as Raskolnikov must grapple with the consequences of his actions. Dostoyevsky’s masterful use of psychological depth and insight make Crime and Punishment an essential read for anyone interested in literature.
Despair by Vladimir Nabokov
Despair, Vladimir Nabokov’s only novel to be written in English, was first published in 1934. The novel is the story of a man named Hermann, who becomes obsessed with a girl he sees on a train and devotes his life to finding her again.
Nabokov was born in Russia and moved to England as a young man. He attended Cambridge University and later settled in the United States. He is best known for his novels Lolita and Pnin, as well as his short stories “The Enchanter” and “Signs and Symbols.”
Despair is considered one of Nabokov’s weaker novels, but it still has its admirers. Critics have praised the novel’s dreamlike quality and its use of language.
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
In his novel Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace explores the themes of addiction, celebrity, and entertainment.
Wallace’s writing is complex and often experimental. He uses a variety of literary devices to create an immersive reading experience.
The novel has been praised for its ambition and design. It was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez is a novel about the Buendía family and their multi-generational story. The book chronicles the rise and fall of the town of Macondo through the eyes of the family.
García Márquez weaves a magical, yet realistic, tale of love, loss, war, and betrayal. The characters are richly drawn and the story is both epic and intimate. One Hundred Years of Solitude is a masterpiece of Latin American literature.
Saturday Night & Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe
In his debut novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe tells the story of Arthur Seaton, a young man from Nottingham who is determined to live life on his own terms.
Seaton is a factory worker who spends his weekends drinking and carousing with his friends. But he is also a man with ambition and dreams of something more. When he meets a young woman named Doreen, Arthur begins to see the possibility of a different life.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is a gritty and realistic portrait of working-class life in England in the 1950s. Sillitoe captures the rhythms of blue-collar work and leisure time, as well as the hopes and frustrations of those who are trapped in a cycle of poverty.
The novel was adapted into an acclaimed film in 1960, starring Albert Finney as Arthur Seaton.
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne is a novel about a Welsh teenager’s coming-of-age. Oliver Tate has two obsessions: submarines and Jordana, the mysterious girl next door.
As he navigates the perils of first love and family tragedy, Oliver learns that there are some things in life you can’t control.
Joe Dunthorne’s debut novel is funny, moving, and totally original. The submarine is a great choice for readers who are looking for something a little different.
The Collected Stories by Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and his writings have influenced many other writers.
The Collected Stories is one of the most important collections of his work. It includes all of his major stories, as well as some of his lesser-known ones. The stories are organized chronologically, so readers can see the development of Dylan Thomas’s style and technique over time.
The Fall by Albert Camus
Albert Camus’s The Fall is a philosophical novel about the human condition. It tells the story of a lawyer, Jean-Baptiste Clamence, who has a crisis of conscience and decides to leave his life of luxury and privilege in Paris to live in Amsterdam.
The Fall is a contemplation of human nature and its inherent fallibility. Camus challenges the reader to examine their own lives and motivations and to consider what it means to be truly alive.
The novel is existentialist in nature, and Camus’s writing is philosophical and thought-provoking.
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe’s “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby” is a book about the post-war American culture of the 1950s.
The book chronicles the rise of youth culture and the emergence of rock and roll.
It also explores the social changes that were taking place during this time period, such as the civil rights movement and the Cold War.
There is a Happy Land by Keith Waterhouse
There is a Happy Land, and it’s a book by Keith Waterhouse. In this happy land, there are no problems, no troubles, and everyone is always cheerful. It’s a place where everyone lives in harmony and peace.
If you’re looking for a place to escape from the stresses of daily life, then this is the book for you. Keith Waterhouse has created a world that is both delightful and idyllic, and you’ll find yourself wishing you could step into it.