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The Art Of Falling Apart

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A story of greed, duplicity and death in the flamboyant, super-ego world of rock celebrities. Dystopia have rocketed up the charts in Europe, so now it's time to crack the American market. The opening concert in Las Vegas is a huge success -- but secret envy and open animosity have begun to tear the group apart. The lead singer, Vid, is on a roller-coaster of ...more
Paperback, 355 pages
Published October 25th 2002 by Pan Books (first published May 25th 2001)
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Debbie Revell
Mar 12, 2014 Debbie Revell rated it really liked it
This would have got 5 stars because I really enjoyed it but I'm pretty sure the last bit of the book was missing. Can that happen?
Anna
Mar 12, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it
Let's get my disclaimer out of the way, as cliche as it is, this is not the type of book that I normally read. I'm not sure what that says about me though because this book had, hands down, the best imagery and detail I've experienced in a book. Seriously, this book would be an amazing read for anyone aspiring to be an author....unless of course you're of the "less is more" school of thought, then you just better move on!

I honestly may not have finished this book if I was reading it, but I list
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Marie
Mar 12, 2014 Marie rated it it was amazing
It's been 4 years since I first read The Art of Falling Apart and as back then, I am still completely blown away by its cleverness.

Right, let's not talk about the cover because it's verging on the edge of awful. Thus this book is a walking proof that you should never ever judge a book by its cover. Back in 2009, I snatched it from Ebay for a few euros because of the storyline. I dig the music business and its ugliness and Mark Dawson throws you right into the middle of sex, drugs and rock 'n ro
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Noha
Mar 12, 2014 Noha rated it liked it
This book actually surprised. It's really well written, very engaging and where characters are not entirely three-dimensional, the world in which they live in is so well crafted that it makes up for it. I felt that the book had something very American Psycho about it. The detailed descriptions of the super hip, super expensive settings I guess, against the emotional vacancy found in the characters. Anyway, I recommend this book and definitely find it underrated.
David Highton
Jun 27, 2016 David Highton rated it really liked it
this was Mark Dawson's first novel and there are some flaws, loose ends which do not seem deliberate. A commentary on the rock music and drug culture of the time coupled with some legal content which adda a bit of complexity
Brian Woodward
Mar 19, 2016 Brian Woodward rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Depressing

I have read a lot of Mark's books and have enjoyed them all - except this one. The most depressing tome I have ever come across.
Ingmar Boddington
Stereotypical book for the MTV generation, almost nostalgic with the amount of 90s rock references. No surprises but readable.
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Mark Dawson was born in Lowestoft and grew up in Manchester and Chicago. He has worked as a lawyer and currently works in the London film industry. His first books, "The Art of Falling Apart" and "Subpoena Colada" have been published in multiple languages.

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