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BARRY MAZER
Superstar


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Tower, USA, 1977
(price: $1.50; 224 pages)


The blurb on the back:

FALLING STAR
This is a novel with the rackety beat of Hard Rock running through it. Rick Lathem, the greatest star of his generation, was on the edge of complete breakdown. Restless, super-talented and doomed, Rick had too much of everything - groupies, money, all the hard drugs. Surrounding him were those who hated him and those who merely wished to use him - and those who would profit if he were dead. From wild bashes in Malibu to cocaine parties in Manhattan, Rick Lathem fought the horrors that plagued them, but there was no way of escaping because they were all inside his own head.

"Superstar is a super novel. Only an insider could have written it. I stayed up all night to read it, and now I'm reading it again. Sure to be a best-seller." - Michael Monroe, Boston Review of Books


Don't bother. It's another hack-written version of US rock in the 1970s. Who cares? (Apart from the Boston Review of Books obviously.)


ARTISTIC MERIT: 2/5
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE:
2/5
HIPNESS QUOTIENT:
2/5


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