Re: RARA-AVIS: Tosches

Mark Sullivan (
Thu, 13 May 1999 22:35:32 -0400 (EDT) Nick Tosches's other writing is also pretty good. Although I generally
don't care for the music, his Country: The Biggest Music in America is a
great irreverent history of the genre. His Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n'
Roll is a collection of essays about various early rockers, including a
chapter on Elvis's twin, Jesse Garon, who, according to this, did not
really die at childbirth.

His bio of Jerry Lee Lewis, Hellfire, is at least as good as Dino, which
is meant as high praise, indeed. I have, but haven't read his quicky
bio of Hall and Oates.

Now getting back on subject, although some of the above is pretty
hardboiled, his novel Cut Numbers was a pretty good look at a mid-level
Mafia guy -- not really a crime novel, though. Has anyone read
Trinities? This looks like a more orthodox crime novel.


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