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.