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Books with a beat: a Top 10 of novels that rock
Tattoos, luscious locks, and alpha-male musicians are the perfect recipe for a hot and heavy romance novel. The combination of fame, fortune, and steamy plotlines tempt readers looking to escape for a few hundred pages. While our heroes are usually leather-pants-wearing, long-haired hunks who can shred a guitar, our leading ladies vary from innocent good-girls to badass rockers in their own right. These suggestions, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible, are sure to having you rocking out in no time. Back-Up, by A.
The Anomalies , Joey Goebel Goebel was the lead singer for the punk band The Mullets, and his first novel follows a band of five Kentucky misfits who play "power pop new wave heavy metal punk rock music. The Baltimore City Paper called the book "enjoyable" and "often funny. The Primal Screamer , Nick Blinko Written by the enigmatic lead singer of Rudimentary Peni, The Primal Screamer was an autobiographical work, apparently based on his band's early years. The novel was longlisted for the Booker Prize when it was released, and remains a cult classic. The first novel from these two young writers is funny, smart and surprisingly compassionate.
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Are you ready to rock? Daisy is a girl coming of age in L. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
It seemed like the perfect subject matter, but maybe like rock itself those familiar three chords were hard to animate into something fresh. Inspired by Mr. But as I fantasized about the fiery end of this genre, I knew I owed a serious debt to those novels that managed to capture the immediacy, mystery, identity-shifting allure, and raw power of the best rock. John Darnielle has written more accomplished fiction, but this gut-punch of book remains my favorite. She narrates a story about theft, identity, and authenticity, which begins with her boyfriend committing suicide and leaving behind his unpublished novel. But my pick is this Love and Rockets collection which focuses on young Latinas Maggie and Hopey navigating the California punk scene, joining bands, going on tour, moving between various romances and communities.
Named after a street synonymous with music and drugs in the NoHo district of Manhattan, Great Jones Street sees Bucky hole up in an unfurnished apartment as he contemplates his fame and misfortune. Infiltrated by a domestic terrorist organisation and force-fed drugs that destroy the language centres of the brain, Bucky becomes a gibbering mess as various skinheads rifle his apartment and steal his unreleased album. Decades before the phenomenon of self-publishing, a young Irish writer believed in his novel about a soul revivalist band enough to publish it himself. Bad Blake is a stone-cold drunk who embodies the ugly side of the country and western music scene. Brought to life on screen by Jeff Bridges in the film adaptation, Blake is a talented musician who wasted his chances and lives with bitterness about the success of his peers. After abandoning his family decades before for a life on the road, Blake is facing down his sixties alone.