The Unexpected Salami: A Novel

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

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The Unexpected Salami: A Novel

The Unexpected Salami: A Novel By Laurie Gwen Shapiro The Unexpected Salami A Novel The Tall Poppies a few days ago they were just another Aussie band watching their fame ebb faster than a nitrous high Then Stuart the drummer is gunned down by Australian drug lords and the band i

  • Title: The Unexpected Salami: A Novel
  • Author: Laurie Gwen Shapiro
  • ISBN: 9781565122321
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Unexpected Salami: A Novel By Laurie Gwen Shapiro The Tall Poppies a few days ago, they were just another Aussie band watching their fame ebb faster than a nitrous high Then Stuart, the drummer, is gunned down by Australian drug lords, and the band is suddenly news in Australia, America, and even on CNN Rachel, a chatty twenty seven year old New Yorker, is the band s housemate She digs Colin, the bassist, who has commThe Tall Poppies a few days ago, they were just another Aussie band watching their fame ebb faster than a nitrous high Then Stuart, the drummer, is gunned down by Australian drug lords, and the band is suddenly news in Australia, America, and even on CNN Rachel, a chatty twenty seven year old New Yorker, is the band s housemate She digs Colin, the bassist, who has commitment issues After witnessing the murder, she flees to the safety of family in NYC, where she bumps into Stuart, the corpse, ordering tuna salad on rye at Eisenberg s Sandwich Shop This is a story about sex, rock n roll, the pressures of hipness, making it big, and reconciling family ties And Colin and Rachel s own unlikely story of true love is the best unexpected salami of them all Full of fresh characters and crazy coincidences Library Journal An engagingly breezy first novel has commendable energy and marches along smartly to its own arrhythmic, offbeat beat Kirkus Reviews The language is as crisp and dead on as the movie Clueless, and the action as picaresque as Moll Flanders Frank McCourt, author of ANGELA S ASHES.
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    1. Robert Warren on said:

      Perhaps you DO want to see how the salami is made Like that proverbial meat product, into which many ingredients spicy, savory and sweet are compressed, then sheathed into a tight, tasty morsel, this rock and roll novel is a satisfying and at times guilty pleasure feast Shapiro takes up the gauntlet of several pop fantasies at once How far will a desperate, aging band go to get noticed What if a forgotten punk rocker was a Zen oracle Would my parents still love me if I brought a junkie home for [...]

    2. Antof9 on said:

      So I realized that sometimes it s not good to read two books in a row by the same author Especially if you read a second or third book by them, and then go back and read their first In this case, I have to admit, it was a little disappointing I just LOVED Matzo Ball Heiress, and this didn t come close It certainly had some of her style, and some funny parts, but overall, just wasn t the same quality I m wondering if I had read this first if I would have thought it better OR, would I not have bot [...]

    3. Susan Gottfried on said:

      Originally posted at rockread.westofmarsMy book club read Laurie Gwen Shapiro s The Matzo Ball Heiress We loved it it was a great romp through a fun story, and one most of us in my book club could relate to in one way or another.Then I picked up The Anglophile, her follow up I didn t love it I may not have finished it.So what possessed me to pick up her first book, The Unexpected Salami Well, Matzo Ball was that good And as a bonus, The Unexpected Salami has a rock theme Rachel, our heroine, tur [...]

    4. Rikki on said:

      This book was OK at best Its like a woman child went on a vacation to Australia and it was so profound she had to write a crappy storyline so that the world knew that she had learned some Aussie slang.

    5. Katie on said:

      I read most of this book while sitting in a hospital waiting area I was giggling so enthusiastically at its absurdity that I had several people stop to ask what I was reading that, to me, is the mark of a fantastic book

    6. Jennifer K on said:

      Weird, and funny There is no other way to describe this book I am not even sure I can sum up the plot too many twists and turns I would recommend it for fans of Christopher Moore, however It is that strange but funny genre.

    7. Kayleen on said:

      I ve never forgotten the title, too bad the rest of it was so forgettable.

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