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The Armageddon Rag (Paperback)
The best novel concerning the American pop music culture of the sixties I ve ever read. Stephen King
From #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin comes the ultimate novel of revolution, rock n roll, and apocalyptic murder a stunning work of fiction that portrays not just the end of an era, but the end of the world as we know it.
Onetime underground journalist Sandy Blair has come a long way from his radical roots in the 60s until something unexpectedly draws him back: the bizarre and brutal murder of a rock promoter who made millions with a band called the Nazgul. Now, as Sandy sets out to investigate the crime, he finds himself drawn back into his own past a magical mystery tour of the pent-up passions of his generation. For a new messiah has resurrected the Nazgul and the mad new rhythm may be more than anyone bargained for a requiem of demonism, mind control, and death, whose apocalyptic tune only Sandy may be able to change in time . . . before everyone follows the beat.
The wilder aspects of the 60s . . . roar back to life in this hallucinatory story by a master of chilling suspense. Publishers Weekly
What a story, full of nostalgia and endless excitement. . . . It's taut, tense, and moves like lightning. Tony Hillerman
Daring . . . a knowing, wistful appraisal of . . . a crucial American generation. Chicago Sun-Times
Moving . . . comic . . . eerie . . . really and truly a walk down memory lane. The Washington Post
About the Author
George R. R. Martinis the #1New York Timesbestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, andA Dance with Dragons as well asTuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven(with Lisa Tuttle), andDreamsongs Volumes IandII. He is also the creator ofThe Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps from A Song of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, andThe World of Ice & Fire(with Elio M. Garcia, Jr., and Linda Antonsson). As a writer-producer, Martin has worked onThe Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico."