Kris Pulaski has a dead end life, but once upon a time she felt alive crunching chords with her yellowing calloused hands in front of anyone who would listen. But that was a long time ago, before her singer sold them out and rocketed to fame, leaving the rest of the band, DÃ¼rt WÃ¼rk, in the dust.
Years later, in her dead end Best Western, after mopping up piss, she was heading home and was hit with a horrible surprise. Said singer was about to embark on his farewell tour, and with it brought up all the rage and anguish that long ago betrayal had created.
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But there’s more. Singer Terry did not just sell out, he sold the band’s… souls. It’s up to Kris to get the rest of the band back together and fight. The power of metal is strong.
What a fun book! The action does not stop and the crazy situations during Kris’s journey are just bananas. She can’t trust anyone.
The paperback cover is a clever tribute to Rolling Stone magazine, compelling one to open and read all the articles. Once open, I could not put it down. The chapters are titles of metal albums, which is a nice touch. Metal fans and book fans alike will love this novel.
Grady Hendrix is not afraid of descriptive language, making us uncomfortable with our own imaginations.
His left eye was a hole leaking white jelly. His scalp hung in a flap against the side of his face, exposing half a dome of raw bone.
What?!? There was so much action and not a little gore, but Kris was the heartbeat of the story. She is the hopeful in all of us, screaming for another shot and more answers to why. I loved this book so much as I do all Hendrix novels. Keep em coming, Grady.
In this hard-rocking, spine-tingling supernatural thriller, the washed-up guitarist of a ’90s heavy metal band embarks on an epic road-trip across America and deep into the web of a sinister conspiracy.
Every morning, Kris Pulaski wakes up in hell. In the 1990s she was lead guitarist of DÃ¼rt WÃ¼rk, a heavy-metal band on the brink of breakout success until lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom, leaving his bandmates to rot in obscurity.
Now Kris works as night manager of a Best Western; she’s tired, broke, and unhappy. One day everything changes””a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite DÃ¼rt WÃ¼rk and confront the man who ruined her life. Her journey will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a satanic music festival. A furious power ballad about never giving up, We Sold Our Souls is one woman’s epic journey to reclaim her life””and save her soul.