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When Todd Keefe decided to start a high school band in 1994, he never realized how much it would take to fulfill his rock and roll fantasy. After a terrifying accident involving his band The Dawn Ego, his fame, fortune, and grunge lifestyle skyrocket... at a great cost. Facing bizarre obstacles, a terrifying reality, and suffocating circumstances, Todd must reevaluate his ...more
Paperback, 321 pages
Published December 24th 2015 by Perpetual Imagination (first published December 19th 2015)
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Mark
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm a fan of Solomon Deep, and of the books of his I've read this is by far the best. Great characterization and story, strong writing. Because I was already a fan, I bought the book automatically, knowing only the most general things about it (I didn't even read the book description), so I was taken on quite a ride. For me, the book is really three books. The first about a high school kid working hard to make his band happen, the second going down the strange rabbit hole he's thrown into when a ...more
Jacob
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous

Solomon Deep, in this novel as with his earlier work "Elements," takes on an exploration of what it is to be young. What it is to be an artist.
I am amazed, yet again, at the versatility of Deep's narrative voice. It is as dynamic as the characters it describes. He becomes as much an actor as an author.
Minxy Rotten
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
More often then not I get emotionally invested in the novels I read; I become attached to well-written characters, and find myself literally gasping when the author puts them through the wringer. Todd O'Keefe, our protagonist, shares with us his journey from fever dreams of rock and roll down an ever-darkening rabbit hole to dreams of an entirely different nature. Solomon Deep has captured the very essence of the dying tribe of 90's grunge rockers, grasping and clinging to the gritty reality of ...more
Liz
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
The cover and name of this book piqued my curiosity. I enjoyed reading a story about a teenager in the 90's who was passionate about grunge music and dreamed of having a successful band. After his dreams are derailed, he manages to make lemonade out of a barrel of lemons. The references were nostalgic, the story was quick paced, and the writing was easy to read. Also, I loved the font of the page headers. Small thing, but it was a unique and fun detail that added a little something to the book.
Karen Estes
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It drew me in from the beginning. I quickly forgot I was reading a book; I could see the story unfolding in my head as if I was watching a movie. Definitely would recommend !!!!
L.W. Brook
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review
Todd from Twin Falls is both real and charming. The author has made their main character flawed. Human. Someone you could find on the streets of an average small town. This wonderful, refreshing twist in story telling makes the novel difficult to put down. As a reader, you want to, or rather need to know what happens to this talented young dreamer.
At the start, youre almost lead to believe Todd is awful. Hes clumsy with the chords and
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Francine
Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
It was the cover of Oedipussy as well as the odd name that drew me to reading this book. I’m not particularly a fan of grunge music but the idea of a coming of age story set in the ‘90s sounded like a good read. Todd is almost out of high school and his sole dream in life is to be part of a famous grunge band and tour the world with his girlfriend by his side. The first half of the book is about just that and I can’t say that the writing style really held my interest. It’s heavy on the music si ...more
Romuald Dzemo
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oedipussy by Solomon Deep is a brilliant story whose cover could be very misleading. It could have suggested anything but sex. I also wondered why the author used a title with the sleazy pussy in it. Nevertheless, it turns out this is a very satisfying read, a book with many lessons for both young and old, well-crafted with very interesting characters.

It is 1994, and for Todd Keefe, creating a powerful rock and roll band is everything that could give his life meaning, and although he succeeds to
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Solomon Deep was born in 1969 in Memphis, and currently spends his time between New York and Northampton. He is best known as the creator, producer, and head writer for the weekly live radio program Fortnight. Elements was his first published novel followed by several novels and collections produced and released by independent publishers. His work has continued its underground popularity for over ...more
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