Kill Your Friends Paperback

von John Niven 
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Schön böser Insiderblick auf die Musikbranche

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This book is so awful, I couldn't even be bothered to finish it, which I usually don't do. Really, really horrible.

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Meet Steven Stelfox. London 1997: New Labour is sweeping into power and Britpop is at its zenith. A&R man Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through the music industry, fuelled by greed and inhuman quantities of cocaine, searching for the next hit record amid a relentless orgy of self-gratification. But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox must take the notion of cut throat business practices to murderous new levels in a desperate attempt to salvage his career.


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    ichundelaines avatar
    ichundelainevor 2 Jahren
    Kurzmeinung: A magnificiently eloquent downright detestable protagonist in 90's Britpop-London, not for the faint-hearted... I quite enjoyed it though
    Brutal Britpop Brutes

    The reviews for this book are quite mixed, however I am now a big fan of Niven and his style of writing, since it is nothing for the faint-of-heart. Eloquent, yet very strong and descriptive language, disgusting details told in a way you feel almost bad laughing about combined with political highly inccorect statements concerning women, black people, gays etc.

    What furthermore got me hooked to this book was the timeframe - Britpop 90's, a time I remember very fondly, listening to Pulp, Oasis, Blur and the like.

    Steven is in A&R (Artist and Repertoire) at a music label and his job is to find the next super hit, the next Michael Jackson, the next big shooting star that is going to make him rich and ensures his position within the company. However, as some of his ventures go terribly wrong, he has to take measures that go beyond mobbing and regular manipulation, it gets downright gory! We get details on how the music industry works and how many drugs/alcohol are consumed, how many women are f*** and how many hookers are ordered. Every trip Steven takes borders on Fear-and-Loathing-in-Las-Vegas-territory and gets outlandisher every time.

    In a way the protagonist reminded me of Patrick Bateman (American Psycho) in his egomanic, nihilistic and anti-social behaviour and thoughts and I thus can relate why some people might feel repulsed by Steven. I however really enjoy controversial characters with foul-mouths and exaggerated drug-habits - it is rather the goody-good characters that I perceive to be a waste of precious reading-time.

    So if you are looking for a vastly entertaining read with some good old 90's nostalgia, political incorrect jokes and a very screwed up character, Kill your friends is the way to go!!!

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    Lonechastesoulvor 3 Jahren
    Kurzmeinung: This book is so awful, I couldn't even be bothered to finish it, which I usually don't do. Really, really horrible.

    This book is so awful, I couldn't even be bothered to finish it, which I usually don't do. Really, really horrible.

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    frigomannvor 2 Jahren
    Kurzmeinung: Schön böser Insiderblick auf die Musikbranche
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