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Whale Music reader ã 224 pages Download ´ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Whale Music Author Paul Quarrington – Insolpro.co.uk Des Howell is a former rock ‘n’ roll star who never leaves his secluded oceanfront mansion Naked rich and fabulously deranged he subsists on a steady diet of whiskey pharmaceuticals and jelly doug Des Howell is a foDes Howell is a former rock ‘n’ roll star who never leaves his secluded oceanfront mansion Naked rich and fabulously deranged he subsists on a steady diet of whiskey pharmaceuticals and jel 35 stars rounding up to 4 due to my love of the Rheostatics who were heavily influenced by this bookToo clever by half way too proud of its own inventiveness but a good hearted little fictionalization of the Brian Wilson story I read it due to its connection with the Canadian band Rheostatics who named their third album Whale Music and later created the music for the movie based on the book The book was beneficial in that it made me want to re listen to the Beach Boys and also to read about the troubles of Brian Wilson Creating a nubile 16 year old who hangs around naked has a perfect ass was abused as a child and is a groupie yet is this perfect muse for Dez Howl and is also a well rounded character would seem to be a hard trick to pull off and uarrington doesn't pull it off Beware the fiction writers who lead descriptions of every female character with the size and shape of their breasts; Philip K Dick I'm looking at you here Still seeing the narrative roots of what the Rheostatics were trying to emulate when writing Torue Torue Claire Song of Flight and others made it a fun tie in to a band whose music I've admired for years For the Rheos angle probably worth a read If you like Brian Wilson et al you might dig this literary diversion If you're looking for deep insights or fully fleshed characters this might not be it

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Ly doughnuts and occasionally works on his masterpiece “Whale Music” One day upon awakening from his usual drunken stupor Des discovers on his sofa a young alien from the faraway universe o My four star rating might be generous especially since I've been pretty critical with other books I've read this year There were certainly a few things I didn't like under age groupies and the tired idea that descriptions of nude male corpulence make for automatic humour meets honesty but at the same time this book really read well It was hard to put down even when I told myself I would stop the next whale heading chapter segmentI got here by way of the Rheostatics as I think many readers did I didn't listen to them much in high school and it's only been the past year that I've been paying them attention yet somehow a lot of their music really takes me back to my teenage headspace and I can't say why This book brought me there too what with the elements of depression psychosis and self medication that were a freuent part of conversations And the way that these people are drawn to one another Claire drawn to Desmond because I think they can share this knowledge of not being 'normal' of not being okay The co morbidity of depression and substance abuse in Desmond struck me especially in how you can tell those around him want to simplify it into one or the other when really you can'tI would've loved this book as a teenager too especially with my significant appreciation of classic rock bands and culture It's the fact that I find that culture toxic now that made me uncomfortable but that makes this book relevant to the current zeitgeist of pulling apart previously well protected celebrities guilty of abuse in the past because it very much taps into that scene

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Whale MusicF Toronto This girl has made the trek to Des’s hideaway because she believes in the “Whale Music” and she’s crazy enough to think that Des can make a comeback hit with his mad magnum op I am not sure what to make of this book It is a uirky strange sort of read with a uirky strange sort of protagonist and cast of supporting characters But still I found it very compelling and engaging to read