Sunday, October 5, 2008

"Kill your friends"

The great music industry novel? Hardly, but John Niven's "Kill your friends" (W. Heinemann, 2008) takes you along on a wild journey through the music business (England 1997) with A&R man Steven Stelfox, while he drinks, uses cocain, shops hookers, kills his friends, cheats everybody and tries to sign a band from time to time. It's so cynical and over the top, that in fact it makes you laugh quite often.
The book opens with a classic Hunter S. Thompson saying, and let's have one from the story too: "Music really does cross all barriers. Greed is so incredibly inclusive".

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