An intelligent satire, The Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Impossibility of Time Travel and Other Lies cleverly uses the concept of time travel to delve into larger political and societal issues. Exploring the role of art in society, the novel stresses the importance and function of music in our lives. Venturing to subtly describe rock ‘n’ roll history and how it reflects the human experience, the novel eloquently explains how rock ‘n’ roll can be a call to arms against the day’s primary issues. An imaginative story of passion and rock, this exciting adventure will reinvent time travel while keeping readers glued to the page.
A fresh take on time travel, The Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll builds off of the resurging interest in the alternative music scene between the late seventies to the early nineties. Utilizing a strong narrative and social commentary, the novel strikes a particular chord with anyone who seeks the means to enjoy rock ‘n’ roll’s past. An arresting story of personal growth that delves into the timeless catalogue of rock, this one-of-a-kind novel shows that lyrics are no substitute for life experience.
This is the start of the Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll series. Intended as a four book collection, representing a four piece rock band. More rock ‘n’ roll, more social commentary, more time travel and more hi-jinx with Kenn and our narrator.
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“If you dig Chuck Klosterman’s superb work in rock literature, if you felt a kinship with Cusack’s character in “High Fidelity”, or if you just want to grab a slice of pizza and travel through time to some great gigs, you’ll be highly entertained.
The book is a good mix of pop-culture theorizing while our main characters travel through history, tasked with righting a version of the past that threatens the extinction of rock and roll.
“I read somewhere that this may be a series. Looking forward to the next one!”
“If you love a dry wit and share the authors love of (good) music then this is the book of the year. I was transported back to my youth with the spot on artist and track history and references…..did I mention it was funny too?”
“I liked how this was a story about two people that knew music really well. I got the obscure references as well as the popular ones. This was a mix of essay and story. Both kept me very hooked on the events.”
“This is a creative and clever book. It’s filled with many bold propositions and humorous human insights.
It’s a fantastic adventure one to please anybody with the slightest interest in rock and roll. I have to think that there may be readers out there from the future who are returning just to witness the beginnings of a very talented young writer.”
“A coming of age novel that has an encyclopaedic knowledge of rock and roll! Not only is it an entertaining read but Duncan Milne provides a lot if insight into the human condition. It reminds me of Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. As a reader you are completely immersed in the world of the young boys. I would reccomend this to anyone who enjoys adventure, angst, or a fast paced narrative.”
“One man’s anthology of rock ‘n’ roll with fun characters that take you on their journey through society now and in the past and make you wish were there, too. Keep pen and paper handy so that you can take notes about which songs you’ll want to download later!”