Giving the hedonistic world of rock n roll a mix of horror, Grady Hendrix’ We Sold our Souls is a unique and compelling read.
Our POV comes from down and out Kris, who once played guitar in an 80’s metal band called Durk Wurk, before one night broke the band apart and propelled their lead singer to super stardom.
What is clear from the start is that Hendrix is either a massive metal fan, or he has done some extensive research as this book feels like it is woven into the scenes boom of the 80’s before making way for Nirvana and the grunge scene.
Kris is an interesting character as she’s fleshed out and not perfect, sometimes making questionable but logical choices in the moment.
This is a far trip from Hendrix’ last novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism, whereas We Sold Our Souls follows a bit more of linear story structure, it packs a punch when it needs to.
As much as being a rock n roll story, this is very much a road story as Kris looks to confront the demons of her past and try to gain ultimate redemption.
My only complaint would be that because of the break neck pace, the story flies by and we are left craving more from this story. Actually maybe this is more of a backhanded compliment.
Hendrix continues to delve into fresh storytelling, which already has me anticipating his next novel.
We Sold Our Souls is available on Amazon now.