Book Review: Misfortunes of T-Funk


This is original music from the book:misfortunes-of-tfunk-cover-REVISE.jpg

This synopsis is from the press kit that I was sent by the marketing agent:

An ensemble sets off on a dark comedy of errors and uncertain conclusions, featuring original music throughout the story.

Theo and Judah, two childhood friends, are trying desperately to find an audience for their hard-edged, “grunge” music as they move past their twenties and feel the need to establish careers. Together, they enroll in an unusual college, called The University of Jazz and Music Technology.

Attracted at first by the means within the school to professionally record their own original music, the two friends embark on what could be a lifelong journey.  But the endeavor has an alternate effect, as Theo begins to question his musical efforts with Judah.

Entanglements with co-eds quickly complicate matters. Theo and Judah hit as many rough spots as any amateur band may find along the way, including a disastrous mini-tour of the northwest during spring break. Little do they know, the misfortunes have just begun…

To read more about the book, there will be a Free Kindle Promotion through Amazon from April 1-4th, so may be worth mentioning, so you can download a free copy and read the rest!

Book Review plus 4.3 stars:

I don’t think that I have ever read a book quite like this one, it includes music, some pretty interesting issues and interesting angles.  My daughter (she is an award winning metalsmith and semi-goth) had to explain the music to me because it was a little out of my depth and knowledge.  Once she did it was easier to understand the issues, as well as, Theo and Judah journey.  It reminded me of some of the things my daughter has experienced.  However, I spoke with other people my own age and they seem to understand the story and thought it was an interesting concept.

Upon looking at the book through that scope and the fact that I thought the writing was good.  I recommend the book as sit down with a glass of your favorite drink type of read.  It is an interesting and compelling read.

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