We Sold Our Souls

We Sold Our Souls

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"In this hard-rocking, spine-tingling supernatural thriller, the washed-up guitarist of a '90s heavy metal band embarks on an epic road-trip across America and deep into the web of a sinister conspiracy. Grady Hendrix, horror writer and author of Paperbacks from Hell and My Best Friend's Exorcism, is back with his most electrifying novel yet. In the 1990s, heavy metal band Dürt Würk was poised for breakout success--but then lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom as Koffin, leaving his fellow bandmates to rot in obscurity. Two decades later, former guitarist Kris Pulaski works as the night manager of a Best Western--she's tired, broke, and unhappy. Everything changes when a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite with the rest of her bandmates and confront the man who ruined her life. It's a journey that will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a music festival from hell. A furious power ballad about never giving up, even in the face of overwhelming odds, We Sold Our Souls is an epic journey into the heart of a conspiracy-crazed, pill-popping, paranoid country that seems to have lost its very soul ... where only a lone girl with a guitar can save us all."--Amazon.
Publisher: Philadelphia :, Quirk Books,, [2018]
ISBN: 9781683690122
1683690125
Branch Call Number: FIC HEND
Characteristics: 333 pages ; 24 cm

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RomanceAddict Jul 25, 2019

Review excerpt: "This book scared me, but mostly it made me replace the missing string on my guitar, and want to write another song. It made me feel like I need not smile, nor worry, nor feel out of place in the world, nor apologize, with or without my guitar. It made me feel angry, compassionate, and hopeful. It’s a fantastic celebration of music, it has great characters, it’s funny and sad and awful and terrifying and hurrah and feminist, and it is all about how our passions can save our souls."

https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/we-sold-our-souls-by-grady-hendrix/

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claireswazey
May 03, 2019

This is one of the best horror fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time. It’s creative and incredibly readable.

An epic battle of good against evil with the pure forces of heavy metal -or any good music (Dolly Parton gets a nod) - as the forces of light and decency.

The story picks up our societal ills, whaps you in the face with them, and just when you’re about to sink down in despair, it lifts you up with the power of hope and creativity.

Plus, it’s a kickass tale...

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lrbourke
Feb 27, 2019

Excellent horror novel. The pace is quick and the tension is there through out. You will fear for the main character's life and the situations she goes through are terrifying. I read Hendrix's Horrorstor and really liked, but I think this book is even better.

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fionajay
Dec 04, 2018

Nominated for GoodReads' Best Horror 2018.

OPL_DavidD Sep 12, 2018

As I said in the Omaha Picks of August 2018, this book tackles the Faustian bargain with heavy metal music. Hendrix is always excellent at finding thematic depth and a real human core to his stories of supernatural dread. Menacing and fast paced, this book explores ideas of creativity, lost glory days, and why we relate to the music we love.

JCLGreggW Jun 15, 2018

A failed heavy-metal guitarist toils in obscurity while an ex-bandmate is one of the largest rock stars on Earth - until she discovers he sold his bandmates' souls for fame and fortune. So begins her quest for revenge - and redemption. Hendrix writes in a horror-lite style with a TON of heart.

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