Wednesday, April 6, 2011

TBR: The Five by Robert McCammon

I am extremely excited to share my "Waiting for Wednesday" selection with you.

The Five by Robert McCammon
Pub Date: May 31, 2011
Subterranean Press is proud to present Robert McCammon's first contemporary novel in nearly two decades, a tale of the hunt and unlikely survival, of the life and soul, set against a supernatural backbeat. Robert McCammon, author of the popular Matthew Corbett historical thrillers (Speaks the Nightbird, Mister Slaughter), now gives us something new and completely unexpected: The Five, a contemporary novel as vivid, timely, and compelling as anything he has written to date.

The Five tells the story of an eponymous rock band struggling to survive on the margins of the music business. As they move through the American Southwest on what might be their final tour together, the band members come to the attention of a damaged Iraq war veteran, and their lives are changed forever.

The narrative that follows is a riveting account of violence, terror, and pursuit set against a credible, immensely detailed rock and roll backdrop. It is also a moving meditation on loyalty and friendship, on the nature and importance of families those we are born into and those we create for ourselves and on the redemptive power of the creative spirit. Written with wit, elegance, and passionate conviction, The Five lays claim to new imaginative territory, and reaffirms McCammon's position as one of the finest, most unpredictable storytellers of our time.
I already have my copy pre-ordered.  Yes, yes. I. do.  Check out what Stephen King had to say about The Five:
“The Five isn't just Robert McCammon's best novel in years; it's his best novel ever. Terrifying, suspenseful, unputdownable, and full of rock and roll energy. It's also uplifting, a book you'll finish feeling better about your world, your friends, and your music. Here's one you'll beg friends to read.”

That's exactly how I feel about McCammon's Boy's Life.  I beg you - right now - read it.  I've bought every used copy of Boy's Life I've come across just so I could give it to people.  McCammon is an extraordinary writer, and I'm looking forward to (waiting for!) The Five!

This post is being shared as part of Breaking the Spine's "Waiting for" Wednesday.


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  1. I've not heard of this book before, but it sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Stopping By to see what is your WoW pick :) WOW! THis one looks like it is going to be good. I think I might of just added this to my on going list! ;)

    I blame you! LOL!

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  3. I only reccomend 2 books, One is anything written by Emmet Fox, the other is "Swan Song". By far the best book I ever read, and I have gone back and read all 900+ pages at least 6 times. I had not idea he had come out of retirement-going to book store asap. I've always said the man could write a 500 pg. book about a big grey rock, and you'de be engrossed. One suggestion, if you haven't read "The Stand" by Stephen King yet, have it ready, it's the only book that "brought me down" after finishing Swan Song, not other book compared. ENJOY the rollar coaster ride. Check out "Blue World if you can find it.


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