Mud Sharks

Mud Sharks is the first novel written by former Adam & The (original) Ants and Bow Wow Wow drummer Dave Barbarossa and it is a remarkable debut.  A powerful story of a young man’s journey from a painful adolescence into the early London punk rock scene to success and all the emotions that go with these phases.  It is a tale of heartbreak, heartache, abuse, drugs, sex, joy, fame, loss and realization – everything you could want in a novel.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the “Britishisms” in the way the book is written – you will completely be absorbed in the story and feel the ups-and-downs that Harry, the story’s protagonist and narrator, experiences.  It is a gripping tale that held me from the first to the end.

Rather than give away too much of the plot, I will simply suggest that you track down a copy of this fine piece of writing (it was a little difficult to get) and read it for yourself.  I look forward to seeing what Mr. Barbarossa will deliver next; this was simply, a triumph.

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