The Man Who Stole Rock n Roll…reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Good Read, 13 Mar. 2015
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Louise Rhodes – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Man Who Stole Rock ‘n’ Roll: ‘It’s rock ‘n’ roll plagiarism… only this time the songs are stolen from the future’ (Kindle Edition)
I found the characters in this book totally realistic and the way they spoke, the way they dressed, the way they interacted and I particularly liked the way the story switches between the sixties, eighties and present day. Time travel stories can get a bit messy, but here we have three eras blended cleverly together. There are loads of surprises too. We know that Barry is going to travel forward in time, but there are some really unexpected shocks lurking amongst the pages. The descriptions of Britain in the sixties and eighties are excellent and, although I’ve never travelled down Route 66, I found the Bombastics adventure utterly enthralling. Finally, I won’t spoil it for other readers, but what a way and what a place to have a reunion. Worth every penny.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Man Who Stole RocknRoll, 18 Mar. 2015
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BertieC – See all my reviews
This review is from: The Man Who Stole Rock ‘n’ Roll: ‘It’s rock ‘n’ roll plagiarism… only this time the songs are stolen from the future’ (Kindle Edition)
A very funny story in places. wasnt quite sure about the method of time travel, its been done before, but stealing songs from the future is quite unique. it kept me enthralled. the characters come to life quite well and I liked the historical landmarks…is time really passing so quickly? Definately worth reading.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great storytelling!, 17 Mar. 2015
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Janwin (UK) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Man Who Stole Rock ‘n’ Roll: It’s rock ‘n’ roll plagiarism… only this time the songs are stolen from the future (Paperback)
I was attracted by the rock’n’roll cover because that’s my era, and I wasn’t disappointed. Bob Lawton has captured the feel and the music of the early sixties perfectly and once I started the book I couldn’t put it down. I found it very nostalgic and moving, but it also made me laugh out loud on many occasions. Look out for Barry on the early morning bus and also when he decorates the hotel room – priceless. However the main theme of the book is plagiarism (isn’t there something in the news at the moment about millions of dollars worth of plagiarism?) but this storyline gives it a novel twist which I found absorbing. I found the characters became very vivid – the different members in the band, the savvy manager, the slightly saucy barmaid and those poor guys in the future. Loved it. A good read.
5.0 out of 5 stars A rocking good read!, 9 April 2015
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Elaine Bane – See all my reviews
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I have to start this review by stating that the author is a friend. I proofread the book for him and do have a mention in the acknowledgments. However, I have not received any financial payments for any of this and will not accept any in the future!

I have now downloaded the book and read it for pleasure. It is easy to read and very enjoyable. The move from present to past to future and back again has been very skilfully done and the stories of the band’s journey through the 60’s really does invoke the era. I would recommend it to anyone who lived through that period or who has an interest in it, or indeed to anyone who just wants a book that contains a bit of everything, from comedy, to sadness to nostalgia!
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended., 13 April 2015
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Roger Oldbury. – See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Man Who Stole Rock ‘n’ Roll: It’s rock ‘n’ roll plagiarism… only this time the songs are stolen from the future (Paperback)
Interesting that this book- which puts a new slant on plagiarism – has been launched just as a jury in Los Angeles has ordered ‘Blurred Lines’ songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye for copyright infringement!
The author has captured the ‘feel’ of the 60’s quite brilliantly in this thoroughly enjoyable book. Written with great wit and humour, it is suitable for all age groups but especially interesting if you were a teenager in the early 60’s.
The band’s trip down Route 66 is particularly graphic and would be a nostalgic reminder for anyone who has done this trip.
As we say in the Midlands- a bostin’ good read!
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rock’n’Rolling ride through the 60’s Music scene ….. and beyond, 6 April 2015
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Debi Newbold – See all my reviews
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Recommended by a friend I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though it’s a long way removed from my normal crime filled thrillers of choice.
A gentle and funny tale, touching in parts and laugh out loud in others, this book introduces you to Franky Atom and the Bombastics … A fledgling 60’s Rock & Roll band … And their journey to Fame, Fortune, via Fans & Family, and a dodgy VW radio set!
Well written, using some fantastic turns of phrase, this book was a wonderfully easy read, which meant I was able to concentrate on the characters and plot line without falling over tricky paragraphs or having to look up long words.
All I need now is the sequel …..
4.0 out of 5 stars Good title, 17 April 2015
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Leah – See all my reviews
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Once into the book I found it very enjoyable,I liked the chapter arrangements,very nicely constructed with the facts interwoven in the making of the story. A good read.
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read., 10 April 2015
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Paul – See all my reviews
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Witty, funny, nostalgic and very entertaining. The story line and the characters go well together, with little twists and turns to keep you guessing. Bob has a great talent and has put this story together bringing all the characters into place and setting a story that is one of music, fun, memories and rewards. A really enjoyable read and who knows perhaps a musical for Frankie Atom and the Bombastics in the future.
4.0 out of 5 stars Sex and drugs and rock and roll (well two out of the three ain’t bad), 2 Jun. 2015
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Rog – See all my reviews
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Having been a musician during the sixties and playing in various groups for years, I was able to identify with a lot of the goings on in the story. Inevitably, any story involving time travel is likely to have a few holes in the plot but I found myself almost believing this could have happened. A thoroughly good read.

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Jun. 2015
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Roger Bell – See all my reviews
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great read for any musican that gigged in the 60’s-70’s

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