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Sons of Roland

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Sons of Roland is a group memoir about the birth, life, death and resurrection of The Visitors, a 1960's rock & roll band hailing from Brooklyn. It follows bass player turned music mogul Edward Houlihan as he recounts The Visitors' meteoric rise to greatness, their wild escapades and their tragic demise. It's a story that must be told, and there is no one better to tel ...more
Published May 24th 2012 (first published October 12th 2011)
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Nov 30, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy reading "Sons of Roland" because it is not only a book of sex, drugs and Rock & Roll, but also a book about their bloody past, the environment they grew up in and their troubled early life. It is full of betray, blood and murder. As though they have earned their way of living from their early traumatic lives. It is thoroughly a fun read and a non-stop enjoyment of witty prose that are covered with blood and semen.

I highly recommend this book, not only for the music history bu
Johanna Garth
Jan 21, 2012 Johanna Garth rated it really liked it
This was a well-written, witty take on the lives of a mid-sixties era rock 'n roll band. I loved the way the story of each band member was woven together. The book feels almost like a family saga, and not knowing much about the music industry, maybe that's what it's like to be in a band.

Best thing about Sons of Roland was how it felt fresh and unlike anything I've read recently. It kept me reading late into the night right up to the exciting conclusion (which I won't spoil for anyone else).
Rachel Tsoumbakos
Plenty of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll.....

.....Which is EXACTLY how a music memoir on a fictional band should be!

Books on bands are not my thing at all, but this book is a page turner from the very start. It is set out with snippets of information from various sources, interviews, etc.

I found the characters completely flawed and lovable. Each person had their own back story and inner demon they were either hiding or drowning in a any manner of sex, drugs and/or rock 'n roll combination.

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Nicole Antonia Carro is an actor, author and playwright. She lives in Central Florida with her two dogs, Bob Griese and Larry Csonka. She's been acting since 1992 and she wrote her first play in 1997. She wrote her first novel in 2010.
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