Rock Fiction Coveting: A Guitar with too Many Strings by John Mellor

Posted: February 24, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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This one wins the “It might be really weird, but cool weird” award. Check it.

“Madness dances with brilliance” – a wild rock singer, a lonely white dolphin and other unworldly misfits emerge from their strange stories to challenge a young boy as to why. A gaunt tree leans wearily over them, like a guitar with too many strings. And the Angel leans on her gate, watching. – “Never seen anything quite like this”; “A unique & wonderful manuscript”.

“This is not a normal book with a normal story…”

It is the story of a rock singer and the unearthly
harmonies plucked from a strange 13-string guitar;
and of a bumptious yellow honeybee encountering a
strange little man on a planet that isn’t there;
and a tired, cynical old philosopher conducting
a strange debate with a stone in the woods.

It is the story of a shipwrecked sailor and his
pet egg that hatches into a strange seagull;
and of a worn-out, unworldly old lady dying
in a strange land where no-one dreams;
and a sad, downtrodden gardener tending
a Wise Woman’s strange, disquieting weed.

It is the story of a lonely white dolphin, and a tree –
curiously shaped like a guitar with too many strings.

And of a young boy who discovers
– with a little help from an Angel –
The Seven Gifts – that came to Earth

“A most unusual and beautiful story”
“This is a book to make you think”

Gotta see this one to believe it, I think. I can’t even wrap my brain around it, and that doesn’t happen often. I’m intrigued as hell.

  1. John Mellor says:

    I wrote this and would be very pleased to have you review it for me. I think I can justifiably say that the rock music thoroughly permeates the whole story, although perhaps not in the way you might imagine. Please email me if you are interested and I will send you a digital copy of your choosing.

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