RICHARD HELL - GODLIKE **SIGNED** Influential Early PUNK ROCKER Heartbreakers
GODLIKE, by RICHARD HELL. His second novel.
SIGNED by RICHARD HELL on the title page.
Published by Akashic Books, 2005. First edition, first printing, with "First Printing" stated on the copyright page (published concurrently with a hardcover edition limited to only 40 copies). ISBN: 1888451777.
Softcovers, trade paperback, 141 pages.
FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. Looks and feels unread.
About RICHARD HELL (from Wikipedia):
******Richard Lester Meyers, b.1949, better known by his stage name RICHARD HELL, is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist and writer.
Hell was in several important, early punk bands, including Neon Boys, Television and The Heartbreakers, after which he formed Richard Hell & the Voidoids. Their 1977 album Blank Generation influenced many other punk bands. Its title track was named "One of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock" by music writers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listing and is ranked as one of the all-time Top 10 punk songs by a 2006 poll of original British punk figures, as reported in the Rough Guide to Punk.
Since the late 1980s, Hell has devoted himself primarily to writing, publishing two novels and several other books.******
From the back cover:
"Vile, scabrous, unforgivable, and deserving of the widest possible audience" - William Gibson
"Set largely in the early 70s, but structured as a middle-aged poet's 1997 notebooks and drafts for a memoir-novel. The book recounts the story of a young man's affair with a remarkable teenage poet. GODLIKE is a novel of compelling originality and transcendent beauty."