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The Armageddon Rag - George R.R. Martin
The Armageddon Rag
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“The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the sixties I’ve ever read.”—Stephen King   From #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin comes the ultimate novel of revolution, rock ’n’ roll, and apocalyptic murder—a stunning work of fiction that portrays not just... show more
“The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the sixties I’ve ever read.”—Stephen King   From #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin comes the ultimate novel of revolution, rock ’n’ roll, and apocalyptic murder—a stunning work of fiction that portrays not just the end of an era, but the end of the world as we know it.   Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the ’60s—until something unexpectedly draws him back: the bizarre and brutal murder of a rock promoter who made millions with a band called the Nazgûl. Now, as Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself drawn back into his own past—a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the Nazgûl and the mad new rhythm may be more than anyone bargained for—a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death, whose apocalyptic tune only Sandy may be able to change in time . . . before everyone follows the beat.   “The wilder aspects of the ’60s . . . roar back to life in this hallucinatory story by a master of chilling suspense.”—Publishers Weekly   “What a story, full of nostalgia and endless excitement. . . . It’s taut, tense, and moves like lightning.”—Tony Hillerman   “Daring . . . a knowing, wistful appraisal of . . . a crucial American generation.”—Chicago Sun-Times   “Moving . . . comic . . . eerie . . . really and truly a walk down memory lane.”—The Washington Post
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553383072 (553383078)
ASIN: 553383078
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Lolanta
Lolanta rated it
3.0 The Armageddon Rag
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The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
4.0
During the 1960’s Nazgûl was a hugely popular hard rock band, the voice of a generation. But in 1971, when a bullet ended both the life of the charismatic lead-singer and the future of the band, an era came to an end.During those years Sandy Blair was in the midst of the action. An activist while in...
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it
3.0 The Armageddon Rag: A Novel
The author sets out to accomplish the impossible: to make a fictional rock n' roll band seem realistic and awesome in a novel. Does he succeed? No. Like I said, you just can't do it. But, aside from that, the book is entertaining, even if a bit dopey at times.
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
3.0 The Armageddon Rag
The Armageddon Rag: Or, Old Man Martin Yells at Those Kids to Get Off His Lawn is a pretty good book once you get past the bitter out-of-touch quality the narrator and hero brings to the story. I'm all for celebrating the 60s but when your former radical journalist everyman starts sincerely grumblin...
Gender- and genre-bending
Gender- and genre-bending rated it
5.0 The Armageddon Rag: A Novel
I usually don't really like books about music and musicians. The simple reason is that nine times out of ten, those books fail at describing music, conveying what it's like. It's hard to do. I mean, try to explain to someone who have never heard Jimi Hendrix what he sounds like. You have to give to ...
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