Books tagged: 1980s pop culture

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50 Songs From The 70s & 80s That Still Hold Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
These 50 classic rock and pop songs are some of the greatest ever and still sound good against today's popular music. Do you agree?
The Morning After John Lennon Was Shot
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
“A wickedly funny send-up of the sexual revolution and its discontents.” Kirkus Reviews Reagan has just been elected and Lennon has just been killed. With the nation’s politics turning right and ’60s dreams hitting a dead end, 30-year-old Ray Powell seeks romantic salvation in a profoundly confused time.
The Rodeo of Doom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,440. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
"This book will singe the hairs off of a coyote's arse at a hundred yards. Proceed with caution." Joseph Ping "Don't start reading this book unless you have a few free hours. Many readers have already been fired for unexplainable absences from work duties." Frank Betterton
Letters From A Student In Communist Poland
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Letters, Fiction » Literary collections » European / General
The mid-1980s was shortly before freedom arrived in the USSR and its European satellites. In 1984/85 I corresponded with a Polish student from Nysa, who studied in Katowice. My friend, Miroslawa, struggled with a lack of freedoms. She could not travel to the U.K., as she desired. Before Polish independence, "Mirka" filled her life with music and various items that she bought on the black market.
The Building
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,950. Language: Australian English. Published: June 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00)
Alex’s life is falling to pieces. Nothing new for an adolescent except that all his friends are about to enter his nightmare. Confused, alone, and withdrawn, Alex does everything in his power to circumvent the plans for the next Scaffold Party. This revered party usually proves the climax of their high school break but this year, Alex senses otherwise. If only they would choose another building.
Clive: Working for the Man in the Age of Vinyl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,690. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
In 1978, at age 21, after years of playing in a band, the author was hired by Clive Davis to be a talent scout for his new label, Arista Records. It was a dream job for somebody who'd lived and breathed music. The only problem was it was 1981, disco topped the charts and Clive was more interested in having hits and building his empire than making great records. A riff on life, ambition and music.
The Popcorn Prophecies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,230. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Everyone knows girls can't tell the future. Everyone, that is, except Julia Sharpe. She starts fortunetelling with popcorn kernels (it's like using tea leaves, only it's, um, popcorn)--and kinds of ends up saving herself, her clan, and all the other supposedly untalented girls on the planet.
The Story of Mad Maxine (short story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00)
This is a story of girl meets boy. The girl, Maxine-called-Max, never thought she would find love before she died. The boy, Phil-her-husband, never thought he would get a girl like Max to look at him. This is not a love story. That story is over before this one begins. This is a story of fixation.
Drums: a Novel
Price: Free! Words: 58,150. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
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Told from a drummer's point of view, Drums: a Novel chronicles a small-time 80s rock band's run at making it big-time. The story moves from San Luis Obispo to Lake Tahoe, where the band chases the ultimate gig. Drums celebrates those musicians who achieve commercial success, as well as the 99.99% who give it their all, only to fall short from attaining mega record deals and glitz-glam fame.