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Flight 505: a novella by [Bohem, Leslie]

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...a no-bullshit and captivating peek false-glam/true-grit world of being a rock musician in LA. Bohem's amazing and the fact that he is consistently creating is a beautiful thing. --Heather Drain, Mondo Heather, 5 September 2015
A generational voice of singular resonance--elevating what in other less skilled hands is simply genre, becomes a minor classic that fully captures a moment in our culture, one that will always look different to those who take the time to read this.--John Steppling


Flight 505 pays dark homage to the Southern California post-punk music scene. Through the story of three band-mates drawn to Los Angeles during its rock club heyday, Les Bohem skillfully deconstructs the adolescent male's archetypal dream of rock and roll stardom. Bohem's prose carries the cautionary weight of his having been there. The problem with most rock and roll fiction is that it invariably falls prey to its own self-importance. Flight 505 begs to differ. -Rodney Crowell I'm not one for reading rock and roll writing. I find it either terribly clichéd or over-fantasized. Having definitely been there and definitely done that, I was immediately familiar with and felt real affection for Les' dysfunctional family of characters. Every dirty club floor, cheap beer and chronic loser truly lives and breathes in this story, and Les' amazing recollection of and attention to detail are so impeccable if you weren't in L.A. back in the '80s, you'll certainly feel as if you are... and if you weren't in a band, well, this is what it was like. A great read. -Johnette Napolitano

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Well, as you can see from the bio, I played in these bands and I wanted to write, not about me, but about that world, and the people that I knew and loved.  I had that line from the Stones song, Flight 505, "Well suddenly it dawned on me that this was not my life," and an image from my band days of out guitar player repairing video games in the bars where we'd played.  I knew some other stories as well and I wanted to see where it would all end.

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  • File Size: 364 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Upper Rubber Boot Books (September 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B010INJ9BY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,280,523 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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