Jeff Jackson - 'Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel' (A Books & Beer Event at Crank Arm Brewing)
**A Books & Beer event at Crank Arm Brewing! Reserved seating is available by request (w/ purchase of Destroy All Monsters). Books are available for purchase in-store and online, and they will be on sale at the venue. This is not a ticketed event, but proof of purchase from Quail Ridge Books is required in order to meet the author.**
An epidemic of violence is sweeping the country: musicians are being murdered onstage in the middle of their sets by members of their audience. Are these random copycat killings, or is something more sinister at work? Has music itself become corrupted in a culture where everything is available, everybody is a "creative," and attention spans have dwindled to nothing? With its cast of ambitious bands, yearning fans, and enigmatic killers, Destroy All Monsters tells a haunted and romantic story of overdue endings and unlikely beginnings that will resonate with anybody who’s ever loved rock and roll.
Jeff Jackson is the author of Mira Corpora, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Vice, and The Collagist, and five of his plays have been produced by the Obie Award–winning Collapsable Giraffe theater company in New York City.
"A wild roar of a novel . . . Writing about music is tricky. Ninety-nine percent of the time hearing the actual song or going to the actual concert is far more revealing than any paragraph describing it.