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.


About the Author

Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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