Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Truth of Rock and Roll” as Want to Read:
The Truth of Rock and Roll
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Truth of Rock and Roll

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A nameless young man is watching his dreams slip away when a man who let his own dreams die long ago sits down and begins to tell him a story: a story of young love and teenage dreams and rock and roll magic. A story about being young and being brave, and the girl who taught him how to be that way. As the story unfolds, the young man begins to wonder if there's something m ...more
Kindle Edition, 55 pages
Published March 21st 2012
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Truth of Rock and Roll, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Truth of Rock and Roll

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-20)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Christopher
Apr 02, 2013 Christopher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
The Truth of Rock and Roll is an astoundingly good novel. It has a unique, yet still familiar premise. It begins with a young man who doesn't want to go to business school arguing on the phone with his father. After the conversation, a middle-aged man approaches him and begins to talk. The young man stays and listens (against his better instincts) and is treated to a story about youth, love, rebellion, small town prejudice, courage and the magic of rock and roll, which in this story is not just ...more
Dawn
Apr 29, 2015 Dawn rated it really liked it
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

This book is short but there’s a lot in its few pages: love, small town prejudice, following your dreams (or not), and the magic of rock and roll.

The way The Truth of Rock and Roll is written is a little different. It’s narrated by a young man who just got off the phone after an argument with his father about going to business school. A middle aged man starts talking to him and ends up telling him his story to the young man, with the mora
...more
Kay
Aug 04, 2015 Kay rated it really liked it
I think this type of book is hard to do well--a gray looking old guy sits down by a teenage boy and tells a story about his life choices and their effects. Yes, the boy is thinking why me as the tale begins but it becomes absorbing as it spins out with rock and roll being key. I think the songs used and even the rock and roll archetypes used carry the story. There is something very evocative about the anchors the songs provide. This may not work as well if you're not a child of the 60s, 70s, or ...more
Jon
May 14, 2015 Jon rated it really liked it
I downloaded this free short story simply because the title appealed to me. I went in with no expectations. The story is essentially about a boy and a man that meet in New York City where the older gentleman opens up about his teenage past. It sounds straightforward enough, but I was captivated once everything started flowing. There are life lessons to be found here about love, the pursuit of your dreams, and the magic contained within Rock & Roll.

Christina Wade - BFD Book Blog
Apr 29, 2015 Christina Wade - BFD Book Blog rated it really liked it
in the most basic form, this book is a lesson in life - to do what you want, what you dream regardless of what anyone else wants for you.

it is incredibly well written and while you have to have a bit of an open mind for the fantasy piece, the lesson is one everyone should listen to and heed. it is a quick read and worth the time you will spend with it.

as i closed the book the words to Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny) were running through my head.

go...dream...do

Lovebites Andsilk
This is actually a quirky story or at least the way the story is told is quirky. I don't think I've read anything like it in a while. This not just a story for the young but for everybody. About what happens when you don't protect your dreams or pursue them. All the things you think about doing when you're young and give up on before they've become a reality without even trying. This is a good, magical quick read and happy to recommend.
Ivan
Ivan rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2015
Frances
Frances rated it really liked it
Oct 16, 2016
Brenda Rafferty
Brenda Rafferty rated it really liked it
Feb 03, 2017
Maria
Maria marked it as to-read
Feb 10, 2015
Alissa Maureen
Alissa Maureen marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2015
Lily Sofea
Lily Sofea marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2015
Jessica jefishr
Jessica jefishr marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2015
Leanne
Leanne marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2015
Wanda Slack
Wanda Slack marked it as to-read
May 01, 2015
Joey Ross
Joey Ross marked it as to-read
May 01, 2015
Jennifer Lessard
Jennifer Lessard marked it as to-read
May 01, 2015
Chaélauna
Chaélauna marked it as to-read
May 08, 2015
Sanskriti
Sanskriti marked it as to-read
May 08, 2016
Anthony
Anthony marked it as to-read
May 19, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book