New Haven Publishing Ltd

Mud Sharks Dave Barbarossa Author

An intense, true-to-life story about the reality of life behind the trappings of fame, proving that Dave Barbarossa is not only an influential musician but also a gifted writer. Growing up amidst the casual racism in London in the 1970's, Harry plunges as a 15-year old into the world of rock 'n' roll finding purpose and redemption with its adventure, he finally transforms from boy to man.Laura Reinberger Vive Le Rock!The characters are portrayed with such care and ally transforms from boy to man.Laura Reinberger Vive Le Rock!The characters are portrayed with such care and attention to their individual complexities that it's obvious that Barbarossa has taken time to understand and treasure them. Stereotypes and flat character are few and far between. It really is a character driven piece and a well written one at that.Lizzie Alderdice Louder that WarHarry Ferdinand is a misplaced North London teenager - in trouble at school, his dad hates him, a victim of racism who flees to a hippy squat where he discovers a drum kit, and then punk…There is little in the way of boil-in-the-bag anarchy here, and the real heart of the novel is Harry trying impress his uninterested and estranged father, punk's lost boy screaming to fit in over the music's iconoclastic and methamphetamine roar.Eamonn Forde Q Magazine **** read more