The new title is The King of Good Intentions by John Andrew Fredrick, and I slot it in at #19. A review is forthcoming.
Fredrick has also published a sequel, The King of Good Intentions II, which I will take a look at soon. Here's hoping it's an early addition to 2018's list.
Until then, keep me posted on any new rock novels you might come across. There is no central place to find out about these titles, so I'm counting on you to fill me in when merited.
I've already got time set aside for This is a Memorial Device by David Keenan, which comes out in America in 2018. Let's hope for even more rock fiction next year.
20 The Last Rock Star Book, Or: Liz Phair, a Rant by Camden Joy
19 The King of Good Intentions by John Andrew Fredrick
18 Big in Japan by M. Thomas Gammarino
17 You Don’t Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem
16 A and R by Bill Flanagan
15 Saguaro: The Life and Adventures of Bobby Allen Bird by Carson Mell
14 Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin
13 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
12 Wonderland by Stacey D'Erasmo
11 Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo
10 Vexation Lullaby by Justin Tussing
9 How the Mistakes Were Made by Tyler McMahon
8 Losing in Gainesville by Brian Costello
7 The Blue Bourbon Orchestra by Carson Mell
6 The Wishbones by Tom Perrotta
5 Never Mind the Pollacks by Neal Pollack
4 Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta
3 High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
2 The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
1 Banned for Life by D. R. Haney
Yours in laying down the law,
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