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The Art of Falling Apart

A novel by


Already translated into multiple languages, Mark Dawson's previously best-selling tale of sex, drugs (and rock and roll) makes its Kindle debut.

A story of greed, duplicity and death in the flamboyant, super-ego world of rock and roll. Dystopia have rocketed up the charts in Europe, so now it's time to crack America. The opening concert in Las Vegas is a sell-out success -- but secret envy and open animosity have begun to tear the group apart.

The lead singer, Vid, is on a roller-coaster of self-indulgence and egomania...Jared, the lead guitarist, resents being shouldered out of the limelight...Spin, the warm-up DJ, just cannot resist dangerous extra-marital adventures...nor can their manager, Alex, resist the lure of personal gain that greed and duplicity could bring him.

Then one of them dies, in an apparent accident, and there begins to unravel a chilling saga of dark emotions, cynical manipulation, and murderously ruthless self-interest.
Whether you are a vinyl junkie or you watch the pop world in fascinated horror, you will find The Art of Falling Apart as bewitching as the world it depicts.

Praise for The Art of Falling Apart.

'The spirit of our times captured in an engrossing new work ... This earthy, tragi-comic first novel marks him out as a talent to be watched.' Birmingham Post

'Mark Dawson takes us for a rollicking ride through the trashy backstreets of the rock and roll dream ... with a tasty sting in the tail to boot.' Classic Rock.

'Written in an innovative style, with plenty of intrigue and action, Dawson beautifully weaves the plot together ... a brilliant debt novel from a very talented writer.' Subject.

'Grips you like the Boston Strangler's handshake. Essential reading.' Later.

'An entertaining life at the low lives of high-rollers.' Jockey Slut.

'An impressive first novel. Edgy vibrancy.' Manchester Evening News.

'The style of writing fits the action perfectly. If you're gagging for band lunacy, check this out.' Metal Hammer.

'A classic tale of sex, drugs, rock and roll - and murder ... a fascinating read for anyone with even a passing interest in the treacherous machinations of the music industry.' RTE

'A soap opera of scandalous behaviour ... the time to read this is now.' The Big Issue


Used availability for Mark Dawson's The Art of Falling Apart

Paperback Editions

October 2002 : UK Paperback

Title: The Art of Falling Apart
Author(s): Mark Dawson
ISBN: 0-330-48499-0 / 978-0-330-48499-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

April 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: The Art of Falling Apart
Author(s): Mark Dawson
ISBN: 0-333-90450-8 / 978-0-333-90450-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Art of Falling Apart
Author(s): Mark Dawson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA