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Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel

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The last rock-and-roll novel: a dark valentine to small-town music scenes everywhere

An epidemic of violence is sweeping the country: musicians are being murdered onstage in the middle of their sets by members of their audience. Are these random copycat killings, or is something more sinister at work? Has music itself become corrupted in a culture where everything is availa
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Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by FSG Originals
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Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
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When the massacre at the "Eagles of Death Metal" concert at the Bataclan happened, 90 music fans died and over 200 were wounded - I knew that could easily have been me, as it takes me less than two hours by train to reach that venue and I was contemplating to go see that very performance. This incident was part of a whole series of Islamist terror attacks which happened on that Friday in November 2015 in Paris. Meanwhile, it feels like mass shootings have become an epidemic in the United States ...more
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Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this, so take the rating with the usual skepticism reserved for author reviews. I've been told it's more accessible than my first novel "Mira Corpora" - though it should also appeal to those who liked the hypnotic vibe and propulsive story of that book. Here are some of the blurbs:

“At some point, I began to think of it as an ancient folk tale. It’s fine work, with a scattered narrative set within a tight frame. Fast-moving throughout – fragile characters who suggest a bleak inner world
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Jeff Jackson's "Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel" will be published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in October 2018. Like a vinyl single, it has a Side A and Side B which can be read in any order. It's received advanced praise from Don DeLillo, Ben Marcus, Janet Fitch, and Dennis Cooper.

His first novel "Mira Corpora" was a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was praised by De
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