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    Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo

Bucky Wunderlick, rock star and budding messiah, has hit a spiritual wall. Unfulfilled by the excess of fame and fortune his revolutionary image has wrought, he bolts from his band mid-tour to hole up in a dingy East Village apartment and separate himself from the paranoid machine that propels the culture he has helped create.

Year: 1973
Genre: LiteratureMusic

    The Infinity Concerto by Greg Bear

Michael Perrin is an aspiring poet, struggling to express the chaotic cadences of his thoughts on paper. The maestro’s greatest piece, however, was performed in front of a live audience only once. Waltiri’s composition is a song of power. Never meant to be heard by human ears, its melody is as captivating as a siren’s call; its notes ring out like a death knell; and its rhythms shake the very foundations of reality.

Year: 1984
Genre: FantasyMusic

    Songs of Earth and Power by Greg Bear

Music, myth, and magic mix—in this two-volume fantasy masterpiece by a New York Times–bestselling author that is a “joy to read” (Publishers Weekly). Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Greg Bear explores the power of music to open a portal between worlds in this pair of brilliantly imagined fantasy novels.

Year: 1986
Genre: FantasyMusic

    Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

With a head full of dreams and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, yearning to become a rock star. Determined to devote his life to music, the unlucky fellow soon finds that all his dreams are coming true. Well almost.

Year: 1994
Genre: FantasyMusic

    Be Cool by Elmore Leonard

The sequel to Chili Palmer's hit movie Get Leo tanked and now Chili's itching for a comeback. So when a power lunch with record-label executive and former associate Tommy Athens ends in a mob hit, he soon finds himself in an unlikely alliance with organized-crime detective Darryl Holmes and the likely next target of Russian gangsters.

Year: 1999
Genre: Crime FictionMusic

    Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke

When a beautiful teenage girl is killed, New Iberia police detective Dave Robicheaux senses that the most likely suspect, Tee Bobby Hulin, is not the actual killer. Though a drug addict and general neer-do-well, Hulin just doesn't fit the profile for this kind of crime. He's a Cajun blues singer (one of his songs is titled "Jolie Blon's Bounce"), and he's been raised by his grandmother Ladice Hulin, a proud and strong-willed black woman.

Year: 2002
Genre: MusicPolice Procedural

    Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain

The kidnapping was audacious, there were plenty of witnesses... But no one attending the dazzling launch party for up-and-coming pop idol Tamar Valparaiso knew what they were seeing when, halfway through her performance, masked men whisked the sexy young singer off a luxury yacht and into a waiting speedboat. Steve Carella and the detectives of the 87th Precinct faced with time as their enemy in the race to find Tamar's abductors -- before the rising star is extinguished forever.

Year: 2003
Genre: KidnappingMusicPolice Procedural

    Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss and guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet, Utopia Avenue embarked on a meteoric journey from the seedy clubs of Soho, the cusp of chart success, glory in Amsterdam, prison in Rome, and a fateful American sojourn in the Chelsea Hotel, Laurel Canyon, and San Francisco during the autumn of '68.

Year: 2020
Genre: Music




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1973Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo Literature, Music
1984The Infinity Concerto by Greg Bear Fantasy, Music, Songs of Earth and Power
1986Songs of Earth and Power by Greg Bear Fantasy, Music, Songs of Earth and Power
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1994Soul Music by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Music, Discworld
1999Be Cool by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Music, Chili Palmer, Hollywood
2002Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke Police Procedural, Music, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
2003Frumious Bandersnatch by Ed McBain Kidnapping, Police Procedural, Music, 87th Precinct
2020Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell Music





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