Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys
Book by Lol Tolhurst (released 22. Sept. 2016)
Ask Lol - Part 2
Q&A arranged by Chain of Flowers
in September 2016
Question: How did you remember everything in order to write a book? did you keep a journal from the start or did you just write it from memory. If it is written from memory how did you keep the dates and times of events in order? If you could let us in on how the whole writing process went down that would be great.
LOL: No I didn't keep a journal! The thing that I found was once I started to remember stuff it was like dominoes falling and then the floodgates opened and I remembered most things. Which was amazing. I would often wake last year at 4 am with a memory of some incident and that helped immensely. The other thing that helped immensely was the Cure-concerts website. Which I used to cross reference my memories with places we had been.
"Our gang was The Cure"
, October 2016
Lol: "There was a very interesting website that had every single show The Cure have ever played, ever, and the set list and everything. I would cross-reference my memories with that because that would help me input things in the correct chronological order.
Generally, you remember memories, and you think, Oh yeah, all that happened back then, but you don’t really remember the exact day. The one thing I found that was really wild was — my mother died when I was young, and I thought, Well, she died when I was 21. When I researched it and looked back at where I was — I knew exactly where I was when she died — I realized I was actually 22. Memories are very slippery things, you know."