I completed the Freak Scene Dream trilogy earlier this year. The Freak Scene Dream Trilogy consists of “True Love Scars,” “Days of the Crazy-Wild” and “Beautiful Dying.” The trilogy is a rock ‘n’ roll/coming-of-age story set in the late ’60s and early ’70s. On one level, it’s about two young men, Michael Stein and Jim Costello, and the difficulties they face in their relationships with women at a time when feminism was on the rise. On another level it’s about the death of the ’60s. And it’s a rock ‘n’ roll novel — music seeps through on nearly every page. The narrator tells his story in a slang voice appropriate for the times, and everything is refracted through music, film, art or literature. There’s loads of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. The book is a wild ride — at times exhilarating, at times nightmarish. I’m certain you’ve never read anything like it.
– Michael Goldberg on his upcoming (set for August) rock-drenched novel (the same post contains a sample chapter and audio recording by Goldberg).