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Painted Black: A Novel (Dust Bin Bob) Paperback – April 7, 2015
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In the 1990s, Greg turned his attention to writing fiction. He published four novels and a handful of short stories in various anthologies, and edited a compilation of original fiction by famous musicians. Horror Show was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel.
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“Painted Black” immerses Kihn’s 60’s rock ‘n’ roll hero, Dust Bin Bob in the turmoil of the Rolling Stones as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards alienate Brian Jones from the band he founded. Kihn takes us on a tour of late 60’s London, the Monterey Pop Festival and Morocco in an effort to save Jones’ life. The plot is bent around the known facts of Jones’ life and, at moments. it seems a bit shoe-horned in to fit, and the mystery takes a backseat.
But Kihn does a lot right in “Painted Black”. There’s good writing such as “the heat in North Africa can be debilitating. It shimmers in the afternoon like ghosts…” The plot keeps you interested and at times you’ll find yourself not wanting to stop reading.
Bob is having troubles of his own - so while Brian, in the capable hands of Bob's friend Clovis, heads to Morocco, Bob heads to Baltimore, where there is drama and mystery unfolding.
I won't say much more about the plot, except to say that it takes some unexpected and satisfying turns, while Greg paints a detailed and romantic portrait of the times. The scene at the Monterey Pop Festival alone is worth the price of admission!
Read this novel when you have access to the internet: you'll be able to find and listen to the many musical references Mr. Kihn has so copiously provided. As the mystery unfolds, you will find yourself getting a really great introduction the R&B music that was the source of what we now call Rock n Roll.
This book is a treat and it, along with its predecessor, belong on your top shelf!