Novels that Rock
a book list by Brendan Halpin, Author, Teacher, & Lead Singer of no band whatsoever
Once you've read such gems as Please Kill Me: The Oral History of Punk and Our Band Could Be Your Life, and you're ready for a break from non-fiction books about music, try one of these novels. All are by music geeks (well, most are by one music geek in particular — um... me), and all reflect the power of music to enlighten, transform, and even destroy.
A Special Note From Flashlight Worthy:
This list is an exception. Brendan didn't approach us. We approached him. Having stumbled across his blog, we saw that he's an excellent writer... who's been published numerous times... who's won awards... and has yet to really break through.
So, we decided to see if we could help by asking him for a list and encouraging him to include his own books. Enjoy.
P.S. Note that two titles — "King Dork" and "Forever Changes" — are actually geared towards high school students though likely still enjoyable for any adult music fan.
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About Brendan Halpin
Brendan Halpin is the author of two memoirs and six novels. He is also a teacher, a father, and a music geek. He lives in Boston with his wife Suzanne, their 3 children, and a dog who is currently in trouble for breaking a window.
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