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OK I don’t normally do book reviews (well, never have before…) but I just finished a fun book that I have to recommend – especially if you are into the history of rock and roll and also a lover of crime novels – which is right up my alley. The book is called “Blues Highway Blues” and is written by Eyre Price. (Caveat: it is R-rated, but the course language is not excessive – but yes, prevalent; and the few instances of violence are – can I say over-the-top ala Quetin Tarantino – but again, these scenes are far and few between…)
This is Price’s debut novel and his voice is fun to read. His similes come rapid fire like a machine gun in an old combat movie. The story revolves around a washed-up music producer who gets in over-his-head with a Russian mobster who has agreed to finance his television pilot idea – which bombs like a metal balloon (led zeppelin???) Said Russian mobster wants his money back, and although our music producer has it stashed and can repay – it is stolen from his safe and in its place is the first of many CD musical clues that leads him (and the two hit men hot on his trail) on a cross-country journey. The travels have them visiting the many places of legendary significance in the history of contemporary music (Memphis, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Seattle, to name a few…) Add to the mix a maniacal motorcycle club also in pursuit, plus the FBI and your usual (unusual?) local police department, and you have a page-turning, slam-banging fun ride around the country. I devoured this book in half the time I normally take to read one. I highly recommend “Blues Highway Blues.”

I kinda prefer Key West, Florida. What is your favorite musical destination?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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