I have a limited number of Wivenhoe Park paperbacks from the just completed book tour available for sale from me directly. Please let me know who to make out the inscription to in the special instructions. Price is $14.99 with shipping. US orders only. The button below my cute cat Ike will take you to PayPal. If you’re the electronic type, the Kindle edition is only $2.99!
While you can purchase the novel here (yes it comes direct from the small press in Ohio when you order!), be on the watch for a signing and/or rock ‘n’ roll reading near you down south….
Saturday, April 26th @ Flyleaf Books Chapel Hill, NC 7pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, April 27th @ Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC 6pm – ?
Monday, April 28th @ The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL 7pm
Wednesday, April 30th @ The Brickhouse Bar, Meridian, MS 7pm
Friday, May 2nd @ R Bar, New Orleans, LA from 4pm to 6pm (or until Ben says so)
Wednesday, May 7th @ Howlin’ Books x Grimey’s Too. Nashville, TN 6pm
Thursday, May 8th @ Rake’s End. Cincinnati, OH 9pm
We hear a few of the venues will be having drink specials, and drinks named after bands or songs depicted in the book. Three Sheets to the Kevin Shields, anyone?
The name of this little tour is in honor if this EP. What a shame Primal Scream had to cancel the US tour, maybe there could have been a meeting of the minds.
Amazing review on Muso’s Guide….
“The real protagonist of Wivenhoe Park, in fact, is the music, and the book celebrates the scene from the chapter headings right down to its soul. It’s an addictive read, an affirmative and faithful story of sex, drugs and rock & roll. Where an equivalent novel such as Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity becomes evermore unrealistic to get to its happy ending,Wivenhoe Park retains a believable optimism through sheer faith in rock & roll.”
— Muso’s Guide. Read the full review Here.
Just a tiny plug in Cleveland Magazine, but I’ll take it!
This was nice to see, thanks Anton Newcombe!
Here’s an issue of Vendetta back in 2000 with Brian Jonestown Massacre and a feature on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club after they’d just signed a deal with Virgin Records. Those 3 of Clubs days in Los Angeles were great fun….
My friend Joe Castro took this great shot of Morrissey’s new autobiography next to a copy of Wivenhoe Park by yours truly! If you haven’t checked it out, what are you waiting for? See Amazon for some fantastic customer reviews.
You can now buy Ben Vendetta’s novel Wivenhoe Park on Amazon!
As a way to promote my novel Wivenhoe Park, I came up with a Tumblr project that, hopefully, a few people will find interesting. As most of the chapters are named after classic 80’s song titles, I’m going to post the appropriate videos and say a line or two about each chapter and recording artist without giving away anything crucial. Look for something new every day or two!