Rock Gods & Messy Monsters

Rock Gods & Messy Monsters

by Diane Hatz
Rock Gods & Messy Monsters

Rock Gods & Messy Monsters

by Diane Hatz

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Overview

"Everything Everywhere All at Once" meets "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" 

(...in a 1990s record company!)

 

Aliens have hatched a rockstar. Brain extractions, falling body parts, and blood-vessel explosions are the norm. Alex's dream job has turned into a nightmare. 

 

What should she do?

 

It's the 1990s. Alex arrives at Acht Records, her improbable blonde hair streaked stress magenta and anger black. Her first duty is to wipe blood off her boss's walls. It goes downhill from there.

 

Rock Gods & Messy Monsters is a humorous story about life inside a record company. Yet between the lines of satire and nods to science fiction, the book is a thought-provoking female narrative and social commentary on the corporate world.

 

Join Alex as she weaves through a comedic cast of characters and down crazed corridors of power, where her boss attempts to thwart her at every turn. 

 

The New York music scene of the 90s never seemed so alien, yet so familiar.

 

Carol Anderson from the US Review of Books captures its essence perfectly: "The novel is so perverse it causes one to laugh out loud at the deranged storyline and detailed descriptions. This is truly satire at its best."

 

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"Satirical, zany, hilarious—a gut-punching commentary about the inner workings of the music industry, its power complexes, and power plays." –The BookLife Prize

 

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"A fast paced, entertaining comic treat." -- Kirkus Discoveries

 

A sterling example of modern absurdist observation and writing. - Midwest Book Review

 

Sets out to prove that work sucks with the aplomb and grit of a gladiator. And oh hell does the novel prove it, in more ways and with more reasons than you would expect. - Independent Book Review

 

"Satirical, zany, hilarious—a gut-punching commentary about the inner workings of the music industry, its power complexes, and power plays." - The BookLife Prize

 

"It's difficult to really pin down Rock Gods. You could take it at face value and chalk it down as pure abstract surrealism. You could also decode comma and quotation mark for deeply written philosophical wisdom. I think it's a little bit of both." - The Lit Refinery

 

"A compelling and highly satirical look at the music industry of the 1990s. A FINALIST and highly recommended!" - The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

 


Product Details

BN ID: 2940166940322
Publisher: Whole Healthy Group LLC
Publication date: 09/07/2022
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Writer. Author. Inner Activist.

Diane Hatz worked at major and indie record companies, managed a band, and freelanced as a music publicist. She is co-founder of The Relay, a fanzine on The Who, which is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She's attended thousands of concerts.

During her sometimes-surreal career, Diane founded the nonprofit Change Food, worked to shut down factory farms, organized and spoke at major TED/TEDx events, and executive produced The Meatrix, a Webby Award winner. She has studied with The Dalai Lama and other spiritual teachers.

Diane has an Individualized Master of Arts from Antioch University in London, England, with a focus in creative writing. Rock Gods & Messy Monsters is her first novel.

In late 2020, after 30 years living in downtown Manhattan and the East Village, Diane moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. When not at her computer creating, you can find her hiking, road tripping, or gazing at the stars. The real ones.

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