by Xeno Glitz
Matador Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781848760707
Date: 16 February 2009 List Price £8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The unlikely-named author of this unlikely-named self-published novel, Freqout, is one Xeno Glizt and if I'm honest, the unattractive cover does not exactly inspire one to delve beneath - nor does the author bio which advises us that Mr Glitz was "... the blighted spawn of Toil and Want." Nevertheless, the opportunities provided by the self-publishing market offer this novel up for those who might be tempted - but I confess I'm not one of them.
"Freqout is rock music's newest phenomenon; powered by cerebral implants and fuelled with mind-warping designer drugs. The Golgotha Vultures are its worst perpetrators; constantly vying for supremacy over their rivals with ever more daring, voyeuristic showpieces. Emmanuelle Xavier is going to destroy them both and their unscrupulous corporate sponsor Babylon Inc; in vengeance for her brother's death, caused by over-exposure to the Freqout scene. Hal Crolin is going to destroy them all. Adversely affected by subliminal suggestions on The Golgotha Vultures' latest vibe, he's sacrificing victims to the lurid imagery and lyrics haunting his shattered mind."