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Reviewed by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite
Joe Kool Jack got kicked out of his parents’ home when he was 18 years old. Trying to get back on his feet, he decided to stay a while with his cousin in Memphis. To get there he would have to get a ride from someone; luckily he found a couple who was willing to give him one to his destination. Unfortunately for Joe, these two are criminals and he got unwillingly tangled in their unlawful activities. So he ran and he has been running for 11 years. In that time he has helped find and nurture some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley. Join Joe Kool Jack in his adventure of a lifetime in Rock & Roll, Sex, and Fools ... The Slow Fade to Black of Mr. Joe Kool Jack by Paul Bibbins.
Without the author’s comments at the end of every chapter, I would have believed everything that Joe said. Maybe because Joe believed in his story he was convincing as a storyteller; some stories were far-fetched but it was so funny that it didn't seem unbelievable while I was reading it. I enjoyed Paul Bibbins’ writing, his imagination is very vast, the whole of Joe’s journey was entertaining. It was amusing how everything was connected and how Joe was always in a mess. I also learned a lot about the history of music. I think some of Joe’s stories are even more interesting than what really happened in real life. The writing was exceptional and the characters are colorful. Never a dull moment in Joe’s life.