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Gig... a tale of music, groupies and hedonism
« on: September 13, 2011, 11:30:06 AM »
Gig... a tale of music, groupies and hedonism

by JAMES LOVEGROVE

Mik Dyer is a rock star.  Kim Reid is his number one fan.  Mik has had enough of the shallowness and emptiness of the rock-star lifestyle and wants to end it all.  Kim becomes his willing nemesis, eager to do anything to fulfil her idol’s wishes. The two have never met, but Kim knows what Mik wants from her.  His lyrics and a drug-induced vision have given her all the instructions and inspiration she needs.

As Mik’s band God Dog return to their hometown for the final gig on their latest tour, there’s more than just songs on the set-list.  The audience are in for a night they’ll never forget...

Originally presented as two novellas printed back-to-back in the style of the old Ace Doubles series, Gig’s dual narrative is laced with palindromes and subtle connections.  The two halves of the book can be read in either order.  Each reveals a different side to the same story and new insights on previously seen events.

When the book first appeared as a limited-edition hardback, SFX magazine gave it a five-star rave review, praising its “satisfying symmetry” and calling it “an ingenious symbiosis of two interwoven novellas” and “a page-turning, drug-fuelled rockumentary, full of sly digs and wry observations about the music biz”.  Interzone, meanwhile, said: “Harking back to British genre peculiarities, such as the cosy catastrophe, Lovegrove delivers a wonderfully palindromic tale.  This is one gig for which you’d give your eye teeth for a backstage pass.”

This ebook edition is not only the first time Gig has been published in a mass-market, widely available format, but the book has been updated and extensively rewritten and is enhanced by music – four songs and four instrumental pieces – specially composed and recorded by the author to accompany the story.

gig is an EBOOK original novel by JAMES LOVEGROVE, author of Days, Untied Kingdom, Provender Gleed, The Age Of Ra, The Age Of Zeus and NYT bestseller The Age Of Odin. Check out www.jameslovegrove.com. GIG can be purchased from www.anarchy-books.com for £2.49 in PDF, EBOOK and MOBI formats, and also in paperback.

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GIG - THE SOUNDTRACK, written, composed and recorded by the author JAMES LOVEGROVE, is also available from ANARCHY BOOKS and is a FREE RELEASE to compliment the fabulous novel, gig - a tale of music, groupies and hedonism in "two sides".

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Gig... a tale of music, groupies and hedonism
« on: September 13, 2011, 11:30:06 AM »