Please please tell me now, is there something I should know?


These were the years of MTV and John Hughes movies; the era of big dreams and bigger shoulder pads … Inept flirtations. Dumb crushes. Deplorable fashion choices. Members Only jackets. Girls, every last one of whom seems to be madly in love with the bassist of Duran Duran.

It’s true, in the 80s all the girls loved John Taylor, bassist for Duran Duran.

This is the fertile territory of Talking to girls about Duran Duran, a novel by Rob Sheffield, author of Love is a mix tape.

But I reckon the thinking girl’s Durannie crumpet was singer Simon Le Bon. He’s got a lovely library too.

5 thoughts on “Please please tell me now, is there something I should know?

  1. jane 22 July 2010 / 4:17 pm

    Simon has read The Bone People!

  2. Donna 22 July 2010 / 5:19 pm


    And he’s even read my favourite freaky deaky book of all time House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.

  3. Joanne 23 July 2010 / 8:53 am

    What excellent taste Le Bon has!

    I’ve read Love Is A Mix Tape – it was a poignant story and beautifully written. I’ll have to stick this new one of Sheffield’s on Mount TBR.

  4. joyce.fraser 23 July 2010 / 11:04 am

    Simon Le Bon and Jon Bon Jovi used to live in my wardrobe, but sadly only as tiny pictures cut out of a teen mag. Simon’s beefing up over the years seems to have extended to his brain too..what a fab reading list. I’m particularly impressed by Pete Dexter’s Train (also author Mo Hayder’s best book), Donna Tartt and Diane Setterfield. Très gothic.

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