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Featherless Bipeds by Richard Scarsbrook

By Richard Scarsbrook

"This novel is each highschool boy's rainy dream: drummer Dak Sifter's adventures forming the rock and roll band Featherless Bipeds, traveling, consuming beer, being chanced on through the massive Plastic checklist Co. and Billy VandenHammer, slicing an album and turning into well-known, let alone facing groupies and girlfriends. Did I point out consuming beer? Dak's selection to take a yr off from college to play in a band with associates Akim and Tristan results in new institutions with severe feminist and singer, Lola, and the rich, tense, incompetent Jimmy T. whose connections create the band's first gigs. Zoe, the affection of Dak's lifestyles, wishes time clear of him up to now others, yet she continually returns to assist Dak and the band once they want it such a lot, finally changing into their lead singer. 12 months later, in a wrap-it-all-up finale, the now recognized band performs once again on the bar the place they debuted. Zoe and Dak develop into engaged, Lola is now gainfully hired with a countrywide feminist association, the band individuals' mom and dad are current and proud (in spite of preliminary doubt and downright competition to their kid's number of career), and Jimmy T and Billy VandenHammer are uncovered for the crooks they're. Bernice (saved by means of Dak from neo-Nazi skinheads) is now the top of Artist kinfolk for an up and coming recording studio prepared to signal the band. Dak's witty, self-deprecating type is what saves this novel from whole schlock. He tells his personal tale, exposing his personal silly activities with Zoe, his personal cloying lyrics and his personal adolescent ardour for song especially else. Scarsbrook hits the nail at the head as Dak composes the easy repetitive lyrics that supplement common rock and roll. His descriptions of small, soul-destroying bars will allure these boys who imagine their destiny is there. The proof that no teenagers in Canada this present day get engaged at 19, that state-of-the-art band circuit is ruled by means of medications (not alcohol), that Dak's father's novel is not likely to have come to fruition in just three hundred and sixty five days, and that band star often occurs over an issue of years (not months) will cross correct over the heads of the meant viewers who will consume Featherless Bipeds inspite of (or simply because of?) its dream success. not just does the hero do what he desires to do, he has a rocking sturdy time doing it, turns into recognized in a single day (even in song terms), will get the woman and earnings even his mom and dad' approval. In among, he catches a rapist, offers with tricky (to say the least) bar audiences, jots down new songs on paper luggage each time notion hits, and encourages his mom and dad to come to their inventive roots to color and write." — Joan Marshall CM

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