Monday, November 23, 2009

Books By Theme: Rock n' Roll Fiction

                                                                    by Streetpreacher83

Reservation Blues
by Sherman Alexie

Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in 1931, and was murdered seven years later. He reappears in 1992 on the Spokane Indian Reservation and meets Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who starts Coyote Springs, an all-Indian Catholic rock-and-roll band.

Anything Goes
by Madison Smartt Bell

Bell follows a Tennessee country/rock cover band as it plays dives up and down the Eastern seaboard. The main character, Jesse, capitalizes on a new lead singer's abilities and the shuffling of band personnel by slipping in his original numbers (and those of the former lead guitarist), much to the crowds' delight.

The Exes 
by Pagan Kennedy

One week after Hank and Lily break up, they form the Exes, a musical group made up of musicians who used to sleep together, but when the group goes on tour, they realize it isn't that easy to separate the past from the future.

High Fidelity
by Nick Hornby

Recently dumped by his wealthy girlfriend, record store owner Rob Fleming finds himself in financial trouble and sets out on a pilgrimage to ask his former girlfriends where their relationships went wrong and to learn where his life went off track.

Born to Rock 
by Gordon Korman

High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.


Marie Cloutier said...

Nice! I just got RESERVATION BLUES and it sounds great. :)

Kirthi said...

Great books! High Fidelity sounds funny and good. The cover of Born To Rock is so CUTE!
Happy Reading :)

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