Rock ‘n’ Read: Bloody Waters by Jason Franks

Bloody Waters by Jason Franks I keep telling people that part of the reason I’m writing Kitty and Cadaver is that I love books about rock and roll and monsters, but there aren’t enough of ’em. Having said that, there are certainly books around that fulfil the brief, so I’m going to share some of my favourites with you.

Jason Franks’ Bloody Waters is about rock and roll and the devil. As Franks says on his website: The stories you know are about the price of selling out. Bloody Waters is about the price of keeping your integrity. Also, pop stars, demons, sorcerers, and mafia priests. Mostly, though, it’s about music.

It’s also certifiably awesome. Fast-paced, funny, insightful, chock full of demons and warlocks and some plain ol’ badass rock musicians, not to mention a very sly Satan, Bloody Waters is an exhilarating read. It also has a clever ending, and in Clarice Marnier you have one of my favourite hard-ass lead characters of all time.

You can read my full review on my other blog, Mortal Words, but it boils down to:

I had seriously good fun reading this book, with its earthy language, wicked humour, unexpected turns, guts-and-glory rock and the stupendous Clarice and her slightly terrifying, uncompromising integrity. Highly recommended!

Bloody Waters was nominated for an 2012 Aurealis Award, too. So if you want to get your rock ‘n’ roll and monsters literary kicks, this is a great place to start!

Have you read this book? What did you think? Do you have any other recommendations for books about music, magic and monsters? Leave a comment below!

New to Kitty and Cadaver? Find out about the project in About Kitty and Cadaver or start from chapter one at Read the Book.

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