- File Size: 1797 KB
- Print Length: 409 pages
- Publisher: Trouser Press, LLC (March 31, 2020)
- Publication Date: March 31, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B086H38LBS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,638 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Marc Bolan Killed in Crash: A musical novel of the 1970s Kindle Edition
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Written in fluent British slang with plenty of humor and several surprising plot twists, the characters who inhabit Marc Bolan Killed In Crash are believable and nuanced. Robbins lovingly transports the reader to an exciting period for British rock aficionados, but even those who never heard of David Bowie until they saw "Let's Dance" on MTV will enjoy the vivid writing and intriguing berks and bints.
And this novel gives the world such great songs as "Give a Toss (I Don't)," "I've Got Space Junk In My Hair" and "Let Me Kiss Your Busted Lip." You can't go wrong.
In June of 1971, I started an eight week stay in London.
Ira Robbins’ book “Marc Bolan Killed in Crash” is like a time machine.
Every page took me back to England at the top of the 1970s.
You can almost taste and smell the sooty diesel-clogged air and Wimpy burgers.
I’ve been in and around the music business for decades.
Ira’s insider’s view just nails how the star making machine of Pop music grinds out hit records while grinding their makers to dust.
For an American, Robbins has an amazing grasp of British slang.
There are interesting examples on almost every page… and his context makes the strange words and phrases self-explanatory about 90% of the time.
Ira Robbins’ narrator, a 15 year old girl (who is 23 by the end pf the story), Laila Russell, is a wonderful spun-from-whole-cloth creation.
Whether or not the early ‘70s Glam period of Rock ’n’ Roll was a favorite, if you are fascinated with the pop culture of the late 20th century, you will devour this book.
It’s a five star read, innit.