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Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me

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"Millar (Lonely Werewolf Girl; The Good Fairies of New York) is laconic as ever in this loving tribute to disaffection and the hopefulness of youth. It's 1972, and for 15-year-old Martin Millar, who narrates, it's a time of hazy ambivalence and chronic dissatisfaction. Millar and his best friend, Greg, vie for the attention of Suzy (though she has a boyfriend) and play make-believe games in which they are masters of the Fabulous Dragon Army of Gothar. The defining event of their young lives, a Led Zeppelin concert in Glasgow, is, of course, awesome, but after the postshow glow dims, Millar's personal life takes a few harsh blows. The author's prose is deliberately oversimplified ('I know you have a short attention span,' he explains), and while the result effectively portrays his resigned melancholy, the reader is often left in want of deeper self-reflection. Still, the character's passionate nostalgia for his one encounter with 'the best band in the world' is an endearing reminder that fleeting happiness is better than none at all. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Glasgow, 1972. All the coolest kids in town are lining up for Led Zeppelin tickets. Overhead, a Zeppelin approaches. Its passengers—Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Hank Williams—think its worth leaving heaven to see the greatest rock band in the world. Even the fairies are fans. Meanwhile, nerdy Martin and his equally nerdy best friend Greg have overactive imaginations. When they arent fighting the monstrous hordes of Xotha, they are competing for the attentions of a popular (read: unattainable) girl named Suzy. Shes not likely to ditch Zed, the hippest boy in the school, for the likes of them, is she? Then again, with Led Zeppelin on the way, it feels like anything can happen. Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me takes readers on a ride through Martins angsty and fumbling youth, when Led Zeppelin comes to Glasgow and rocks Martins world, and through his angstridden and fumbling adult years, when he learns what cant be denied: love may break your heart, but Led Zeppelin will never let you down.

Synopsis:

Set in 1972 Scotland, this novel takes readers on a ride through Martin's angsty and fumbling youth, when Led Zeppelin comes to Glasgow and rocks Martin's world, and through his angst-ridden and fumbling adult years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593762001
Author:
Millar, Martin
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press
Subject:
FIC043000
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Led zeppelin (musical group)
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Glasgow, scotland
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8 oz
Age Level:
Literature-Coming of Age

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Product details 224 pages Soft Skull Press - English 9781593762001 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Millar (Lonely Werewolf Girl; The Good Fairies of New York) is laconic as ever in this loving tribute to disaffection and the hopefulness of youth. It's 1972, and for 15-year-old Martin Millar, who narrates, it's a time of hazy ambivalence and chronic dissatisfaction. Millar and his best friend, Greg, vie for the attention of Suzy (though she has a boyfriend) and play make-believe games in which they are masters of the Fabulous Dragon Army of Gothar. The defining event of their young lives, a Led Zeppelin concert in Glasgow, is, of course, awesome, but after the postshow glow dims, Millar's personal life takes a few harsh blows. The author's prose is deliberately oversimplified ('I know you have a short attention span,' he explains), and while the result effectively portrays his resigned melancholy, the reader is often left in want of deeper self-reflection. Still, the character's passionate nostalgia for his one encounter with 'the best band in the world' is an endearing reminder that fleeting happiness is better than none at all. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Glasgow, 1972. All the coolest kids in town are lining up for Led Zeppelin tickets. Overhead, a Zeppelin approaches. Its passengers—Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Hank Williams—think its worth leaving heaven to see the greatest rock band in the world. Even the fairies are fans. Meanwhile, nerdy Martin and his equally nerdy best friend Greg have overactive imaginations. When they arent fighting the monstrous hordes of Xotha, they are competing for the attentions of a popular (read: unattainable) girl named Suzy. Shes not likely to ditch Zed, the hippest boy in the school, for the likes of them, is she? Then again, with Led Zeppelin on the way, it feels like anything can happen. Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me takes readers on a ride through Martins angsty and fumbling youth, when Led Zeppelin comes to Glasgow and rocks Martins world, and through his angstridden and fumbling adult years, when he learns what cant be denied: love may break your heart, but Led Zeppelin will never let you down.
"Synopsis" by , Set in 1972 Scotland, this novel takes readers on a ride through Martin's angsty and fumbling youth, when Led Zeppelin comes to Glasgow and rocks Martin's world, and through his angst-ridden and fumbling adult years.
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