The Armageddon Rag

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Magic, music, drugs and rock'n'roll in an early novel from George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES One-time underground journalist Sandy Blair has traveled far from his radical roots in the '60s - until the bizarre and brutal murder of a millionaire rock promoter draws him back. As Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself on a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the once legendary rock band Nazgul - but with an apocalyptic new beat that ...

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philrennert

Jul 5, 2007

Must-read if you remember the sixties

This is a great book! Yes, it's a murder mystery, yes, it's a journey of discovery, yes, it has a touch of the occult, but mostly it's a remembrance of the ideals of the sixties before they became tarnished. George R. R. Martin can be very good when he's good, and this is one of his best. He does a skillful job of seamlessly weaving his fictitious rock band, the Nazgul, into the music and events of the times (though the book is set in the present). The main character is witty, benevolent, and doesn't take himself too seriously, so this isn't just a relating of his angst, it flows. Enough; if you remember the sixties, read the book!

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