Mark Dawson was born in Lowestoft and grew up in Manchester and Chicago. He has worked as a lawyer and currently works in the London film industry. He is currently writing two series. Soho Noir is set in the West End of London between 1940 and 1970.
A story of greed, duplicity and death in the flamboyant, super-ego world of rock and roll. Dystopia have rocketed up the charts in Europe, so now it’s time to crack America. The opening concert in Las Vegas is a sell-out success - but secret envy and open animosity have begun to tear the group apart. Whether you are a vinyl junkie or you watch the pop world in fascinated horror, you will find The Art of Falling Apart as bewitching as the world it depicts. Other books in the Stand Alone series. I never anticipated enjoying this book so much! Fantastic. Definitely recommended for anyone interested in a little thrill. Phil G. Great read, really enjoyed this book.
Publisher: Pan Books. A story of greed, duplicity and death in the flamboyant, super-ego world of rock celebrities. Dystopia have rocketed up the charts in Europe, so now it’s time to crack the American market. The opening concert in Las Vegas is a huge success - but secret envy and open animosity have begun to tear the group apart.
Mark Dawson has worked as a lawyer and in the London film industry. He is currently writing three series. The John Milton series features a disgruntled assassin who aims to help people make amends for the things that he has done. The Beatrix Rose series features the headlong fight for justice of a wronged mother-who happens to be an assassin-against the six names on her Kill List. Soho Noir is set in the West End of London between 1940 and 1970
The Art of Falling Apart tells a seedy story rife with all the tawdriness we have come to expect from drug and alchohol affected rockers struggling for a foothold on the celebrity ladder. Replete with the psychotic stalker fan, this book tells the story of a bunch of likely lads and their so called minders who crash and burn in spectacular fashion. There are some that might say this is a stereotypical rendering of the rock and roll lifestyle but it does have some redeeming features. Mark Dawson's book is not for those who would see all redeemed in the closing pages. If you are one who doesn't like to read about drugs, addicts, dealers and filth, then don't read this. Nor would it suit those who believe that women should be respected rather than exploited. Its characters are damaged people about whom we might learn more than we care to know.
London, 1940: the Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for fifty-seven nights. Siobian Minish 'A first class historical mystery. Luke Walker 'This book is worth it for the arcane London slang alone. If want to get a feel for what it was like during the early part of WWII this will knock you out.
Mark Dawson is the author of several fiction and non-fiction titles, and has worked as a lawyer and in the London film industry. He is currently writing three series of books, including the John Milton books, which have made the USA Today and Audible bestseller lists. He currently lives in Wiltshire, ., with his wife and two children.
On another Art Of Falling Apart song, 'Numbers', the similarity was even starker, evincing all the brutal honesty of a jaded queen: "You're looking so thin these days are you doing speed? Have you seen your face, now you've really gone to seed. There was yet another film reference on 'Heat', 1941's Mamoulion-directed matador epic Blood And Sand. But just as Douglas Coupland acknowledged the literary clout of Morrissey's lyrics with his books, so did Mark Dawson with a book named after The Art Of Falling Apart. Appropriately enough it was a dystopic novel about the rockstar lifestyle. Like true children of art school and glam rock, Soft Cell mixed high and low like they mixed music styles.
One man, Mark Dawson, has a queue of wannabe writers lining up to speak to him as we sit down for an interview. But Dawson’s success isn’t down to simply publishing his crime-thriller series and hoping for the best. Dawson has become an entrepreneur. He actually had a book published by Pan Books called "The Art of Falling Apart in 2000, which completely bombed. He got so desperate to boost sales that he’d visit a bookstore and move his book to a shelf where it was more visible.
Mark Dawson is an English author of thriller novels. He writes the John Milton, Soho Noir and Beatrix Rose series. Born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, Mark grew up in Manchester and Chicago, Illinois. Before becoming a novelist, he worked as a lawyer, working in the City of London and Soho (in London’s West End). As a lawyer, he pursued money launderers and later as a lawyer for celebrities who were suing newspapers for libel. Mark Dawson became a published novelist in 2001 with the novels The Art of Falling Apart and Subpoena Colada. After that, he would not have a new novel until 2013 when the floodgates opened with his novels The Cleaner, Saint Death, The Black Mile and The Imposter.