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The King of Good Intentions By John Andrew Fredrick,

  • Title: The King of Good Intentions
  • Author: John Andrew Fredrick
  • ISBN: 9781891241109
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in Los Angeles in the early 90s, the novel chronicles the early days of an indie band as they meet, practice, make their first record, and get their first break big gig It s also the story of the the flowering love affair between John and Jenny, the two charming if troubled guitarists singers in the band John is by day a misanthropic substitute teacher in the zany, sSet in Los Angeles in the early 90s, the novel chronicles the early days of an indie band as they meet, practice, make their first record, and get their first break big gig It s also the story of the the flowering love affair between John and Jenny, the two charming if troubled guitarists singers in the band John is by day a misanthropic substitute teacher in the zany, sometimes horrific LA Unified School District Jenny is an mysterious recovering child prodigy Along the way, the couple and their bandmates make momentous discoveries about themselves and the Hollywood milieu in which they struggle to succeed, a world peopled by narcissistic actors, wannabe screenwriters, pretentious musicians, weirdo fans, crazy neighbors and an emu.The King of Good Intentions was originally to have been published by Henry Rollins s 2.13.61 press in 1999 When Rollins decided henceforth to publish only his own work, Fredrick set the novel aside to focus on his musical and teaching career Now it will finally make its long overdue debut.
    The King of Good Intentions Set in Los Angeles in the early s the novel chronicles the early days of an indie band as they meet practice make their first record and get their first break big gig It s also the story of the

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    1. According to the blurb, The King of Good Intentions is set in Los Angeles in the early 90s and chronicles the early days of an indie band as they meet, practice, make their first record, and get their first break big gig Although, really, this is only half the story A picaresque novel if you re one of those people who lives and dies by whether says its true or not, then says this of that a novel that depicts, in realistic and often humorous detail, the adventures of a roguish hero of low social [...]

    2. Imagine if Ignatius Reilly from A Confederacy of Dunces post hotdog stand, post pants factory lived in Los Angeles to pursue a dream of being in a band Weed, beer runs, babes, the Goth babes of other bandmates and hilarious caricatures of LA prototypes are all in play in John Andrew Frederick s rich novel of a lovable scoundrel and his pre hipster era meanderings into the limelight and straight to center stage.

    3. A witty, very funny story narrated by a denizen of the early 90s LA indie rock scene, The King of Good Intentions knows its milieu quite well, since its author, John Andrew Fredrick, has led the LA based indie rock band the Black Watch since the late 80s Given that fact, and because the narrator s called John, it s hard not to read this as a bit of a roman clef treble for girl trouble, bass for base intentions inopportunely acted out while our narrator John than once tells us we can t trust him [...]

    4. Expressive, Dramatic, Tender, Brutal, Sweet, and Disarmingly Funny A Must Read It s hard to stop reading when the pages run out Can t wait for the second part

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