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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"The novel is so perverse it causes one to laugh out loud at the deranged storyline and detailed descriptions, offering an easy-to-read yarn for those looking for something different. This is truly satire at its best." (Carol Anderson, US Review of Books)

Aliens have hatched a rockstar. Brain extractions, falling body parts, and blood-vessel explosions have become the norm.

Alex's dream job has turned into a nightmare. What should she do?

It's the 1990s. Alex arrives to work 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 underneath and between the lines of satire and absurdism, the book is a cautionary tale.

Join Alex on her journey as she weaves throughout a comedic cast of characters, and her boss attempts to thwart her at every turn.

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

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

Accolades Keep Rolling In!
  • Finalist, 2022 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award (Adult Fiction Humor)
  • Top 30 Impressive Indie Books of 2022 from Independent Book Review
  • IndieBRAG Medallion 2023 Honoree
  • Recommended Review - The US Review of Books
  • Finalist, The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
  • Most frequently wish listed book on BookBub (Dec 2022)
  • #1 Hot New Release Amazon Kindle in Absurdist Fiction, Pop Culture and Pop Culture Music (Sept 2022)
  • Starred Review, Independent Book Review (Oct 2022)
  • (Previously published as Rock Gods of Acht.)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9798986282329
    Publisher: Whole Healthy Group LLC
    Publication date: 09/07/2022
    Pages: 232
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

    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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