Author of Hound Dog, Flying Saucer Rock & Roll, The Shuffle, London in the Company of Painters, and Erotic Nightmares
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Flying Saucer Rock & Roll reissued as ebook
My second novel, Flying Saucer Rock & Roll, has been reissued as an ebook by Abandoned Books. A bittersweet novel about friendship, being a teenager, and the redemption to be found in rock music.
Chris is learning guitar at school in an attempt to emulate his rock god hero, Joe Satriani, if only he can get the hang of ‘Streets of London’ first. But there’s another boy in his guitar class who’s miles ahead of everybody. His name is Ben.
It’s only a matter of time before Chris and Ben form a band. With easy-going Jase on drums and the ginger, bespectacled and bad-tempered Thomas on bass, Animal Magnets are only lacking a frontman. And although they hate to admit it, there is only one boy for the job.
Flying Saucer Rock & Roll follows the boys through their teenage years and out the other side into the disappointment of adult life. It is a beautifully observed novel about guitar riffs, friendship and faded dreams.
Praise for Flying Saucer Rock & Roll
‘A wry, sometimes painful, tale of adolescence… well evoked.’ Sunday Herald
‘Blandford captures the awkwardness of youth with a deft realism… a witty and sometimes poignant coming-of-age tale.’ The List