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Neal Pollack skewers fifty years of rock-and-roll idol worship in this mean-spirited, yet laugh-out-loud funny, piss-take on rock criticism. From its cough-syrup swilling anti-protagonist, the out-Lester Bangs-ing critic Neal Pollack (yeah, you read that right) to its swipes at everybody from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen to Iggy Pop to Johnny Rotten to Kurt Cobain, Never Mind the Pollacks is a wild, decadent, and fun ride through rock-and-roll excess. Never Mind the Pollacks offers a pretentious rapher's take on the legendary (and entirely fictional) life of the "greatest rock critic who ever lived and ever will," Mr. Neal Pollack.
Never Mind the Pollacks, the first novel from acclaimed humorist Neal Pollack, is an epic history of rock-and-roll told through the eyes of two rival rock critics. The novel spans the decades from the 1940s to the present day, and includes such real-life characters as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Bruce Springsteen, Joey Ramone, Patti Smith, Kurt Cobain, and many more. Pollack deploys his trademark roasting of literary pomposity, but his narrative transcends mere parody to become full-fledged social satire.
Neal Pollack seems to understand rock journalism better than virtually everyone who gets paid to do it for a living. Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto and Fargo Rock City). A warped, literate, wildly original and perfectly executed satire that somehow reminds me of A Confederacy of Dunces: The Musical. Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors and Dry). Loud, wild, messy, and fun-just like the best rock ‘n’ roll. Pollack’s novel has a swinging appeal. Published on October 8, 2003.
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Rock-n-roll is a little overplayed as a topic, but this book is still hilarious. I look forward to seeing Pollack's work develop as he takes on weightier material. Best Rock Novel Since "You Shall Smell our Velocipedes". Published by Thriftbooks. and his "garmentos" living, loving, walking, talking, and eating kasha knishes in midtown Manhattan-outdoes even the Great One.
Never Mind the Pollacks: A Rock and Roll Novel (. : ISBN 9780060527914 (978-0-06-052791-4) Softcover, Harper Perennial, 2004. Open Your Heart (A Matt Bolster Yoga Mystery). Founded in 1997, BookFinder. Coauthors & Alternates.
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