Monday, September 1, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: "Enormity (Complete Edition)" by Nick Milligan
Jack is the most famous rock star in the world... he's just not from this planet.
Before joining NASA's space programme, Jack had dreams of a career as a professional musician. When a deep space mission goes awry, he crashes on an alien planet. Jack discovers that his new world is inhabited by a race of humans that have evolved in parallel to those on Earth. He picks up a guitar and performs the most wondrous rock songs of his home planet. Neil Young. Leonard Cohen. Bob Dylan. Superstardom beckons as audiences around the globe revere Jack and his apparent songwriting abilities. He basks in the boundless glow of a hedonistic dream world. But Jack soon learns that his lie will have sinister consequences.
This remarkable debut novel by renowned Australian entertainment journalist Nick Milligan, is a thrilling ride through a nightmarish, darkly comical and highly original tale that combines elements of horror, science fiction, music industry satire and erotica.
Some of you know that I love music. I grew up in a house filed with music of all genres, but especially classic rock. So, for me, reading Enormity was a wonderful experience. Science fiction, a little bit of erotica and a huge dousing of mystique make for the most unique novel I've read in a while!
Mr. Milligan was a music journalist, which gives this book the authenticity it needed, because he knew the stars, experienced the stories and has an appreciation for great music! No one else could have written this book or a story like it as well as he did.
The characters run from typical to "what the fuck", and each of them plays a critical role in the novel.
As the story unfolds, the readers are brought into a strange new world of sex, drugs and rock and roll!
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