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Rockers want to write, writers want to rock [via Large Hearted Boy]

Lolo Ian McEwan looking disgruntled

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Musicians were becoming authors - the Doors' Jim Morrison wrote poetry and Dylan issued a surreal work of verse, "Tarantula" - and authors were writing about musicians. An Elvis-like character was featured in Harlan Ellison's "Spider Kiss"; Don DeLillo's "Great Jones Street" concerned a rock star's attempted escape from fame.

As more fans came of age, rock novels proliferated, including Roddy Doyle's "The Commitments," Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity" and Salman Rushdie's "The Ground Beneath Her Feet." Dylan inspired a key character in Scott Spencer's "The Rich Man's Table."

.... "Let's face it, I don't think there's a single one of us who didn't want to be a rock star when we grew up," Boyle said with a laugh.

Ouch! That's so true, isn't it? Rock on. Full article here.

There's also a pretty long feature on Ian McEwan in the Scotsman. Check it out!

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