Kevin Sampson





Kevin Sampson

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Kevin Sampson is the author of seven novels - Awaydays, Powder, Leisure, Outlaws, Clubland, Freshers and most recently, Stars are Stars - and a work of non-fiction, Extra Time. He lives and works in Liverpool.


Average rating: 3.52 · 1,069 ratings · 60 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Awaydays
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Powder
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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Outlaws
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Leisure
3.13 of 5 stars 3.13 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Clubland
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Freshers
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Stars Are Stars
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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The Killing Pool
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The House on the Hill
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Extra Time
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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“Where's my life gone? Where's it going? Looking across the grassy marshland to Flint and up the coast to Point Of Air, I start to wonder what all those poor fuckers in Wales are doing with their lives. Screwing? Sleeping in? Debating whether to take breakfast in bed to their broken fathers? Unlikely. They're probably doing what the gilded folk of Hollywood are doing, or Kowloon or Port Elizabeth. Worrying. Worrying about getting old, or about work, or about money, or about their boyfriend, mistress, lover, house, health, future. Life is shit. There is no fucking point to any of it. Not now that we've evolved past the survival stage. Maybe we used to live to hunt to kill to eat to live another day. Now we just kill time in as many sophisticated ways as possible. Pointless jobs. Pointless lives. Work. Television. Football.”
Kevin Sampson, Awaydays

“Things were good. He had things to look forward to. That, for now, was to be his definition of living - to always have a thing to look forward to.”
Kevin Sampson, Powder

“She was not somebody who'd assume other people would want to hear about her unhappiness.”
Kevin Sampson, Powder

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