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Stairway to Hell

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Something strange has been happening, and local singer Rik Suntan is about to have his doors of perception blown wide open. It seems that during the 1970s, Jimmy Page's experiments with the occult wandered into the art of soul-shifting?namely, swapping the souls of celebrity rivals with those of newly born babies. Obviously this news is a tad hard to swallow, and Rik's got ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 20th 2009 by Serpent's Tail (first published 2009)
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Aug 19, 2015 rated it liked it
A bit like a (lesser?) Simon Pegg movie in book form; this is quite a bizarre and unusual book, based around the central character as a victim of a soul swap experiment in the 70's. The precept is that at the maternity hospital a ritual has taken place that has inplanted the soul of David Bowie and that this is a number of black magic experiments undertaken at the time by Jimmy Page.
There are lots of weird and bizarre events and revelations throughout the book and the finale is unexpected. (I ha
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Rather odd story about a moderately successful pop singer named Rik whose agent convinces him that Rik harbors the soul of 1970s David Bowie. It reads like a cross between Carl Hiaasen and David Lynch, with moments of hilarity and crudeness.
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Shelves: offbeat-humor
Just starting this... it looks funny.
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Escalator to boredom.
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Author of the Mangel trilogy (which is soon to become a tetralogy, but trilogy sounds better so we'll carry on calling it that). Those books are DEADFOLK, FAGS AND LAGER (new US edition retitled BOOZE AND BURN), KING OF THE ROAD, and the new one will be ONE DEAD HEN, out in August. The other three will be released one per month leading up to it. Other books are STAIRWAY TO HELL and the forthcoming ...more