Kill your friends: a novel

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Harper Perennial, Dec 30, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages
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AS the twentieth century breathes its very last, with Britpop at its zenith, twenty-seven-year-old A&R man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through London s music industry. Blithely crisscrossing the globe in search of the next megahit—fueled by greed and inhuman quantities of cocaine—Stelfox freely indulges in an unending orgy of self-gratification. But the industry is changing fast and the hits are drying up, and the only way he’s going to salvage his sagging career is by taking the idea of “cutthroat” to murderous new levels.

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Where to begin? Well, this is basically a long hate-filled rant by a (hopefully entirely fictional) A&R man from the late 90s Britpop era. Steven Stelfox has no redeeming qualities to him whatsoever ... Read full review

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When I started this book, I wrote this early review: "I hate to be this guy, the guy who starts trashing a book before I've even read the whole thing. But this one has provoked strong thoughts that ... Read full review


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John Niven was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. He has written for The Times (London), The Independent, Word, and FHM, among others. He is the author of the novella Music from Big Pink and the novel Kill Your Friends.