Fender Benders
Bill Fitzhugh
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Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM By Bill Fitzhugh

In his first three novels, Bill Fitzhugh created new strains of homicidal insects, sliced open the illegal transplant business, and sinfully skewered the Church and Madison Avenue with the same spear Now he turns his attention to the hitmaking machinery of Music City, U.S.A.Depending on your point of view, Fender Benders is either a skewed look at the country music industIn his first three novels, Bill Fitzhugh created new strains of homicidal insects, sliced open the illegal transplant business, and sinfully skewered the Church and Madison Avenue with the same spear Now he turns his attention to the hitmaking machinery of Music City, U.S.A.Depending on your point of view, Fender Benders is either a skewed look at the country music industry or a clear eyed view of a damn screwy business It s a Grand Old Opera complete with murder, treachery, greed, drugs, twangy music, a love triangle, and the best fried swimps you ll ever put in your mouth.First off, some folks down South have taken to dropping like flies One minute they have a headache, the next they have a date at the funeral home Seems some lunatic is tampering with boxes of headache powder, lacing them with sodium fluoroacetate It s a nasty death, but at least it s quick, and it makes you forget you had a headache.Second off, Eddie Long wants to move to Nashville and become a country music star, but right now he s stuck in Hinchcliff, Mississippi Eddie s big break comes with a contract to tour the Mississippi casino circuit While he s on the road, his wife dies, the victim of an apparent serial killer The emotional turmoil of his wife s death causes Eddie to write the best song of his life He takes it to Nashville, hooks up with a hoary management company, and launches his career.Meanwhile, Jimmy Rogers is a freelance writer covering the Mississippi music scene He loves writing and a girl named Megan Jimmy decides early on that he is going to write Eddie s biography But as he s researching Eddie s wife s murder, Jimmy comes to a surprising conclusion He can t prove it, but publishing it might make his own career.Megan is a smart, talented, and popular radio personality in a tiny market But she wants a faster way to Easy Street So she turns to Eddie In Nashville.Before it s all over, everybody s planning to make a killing one way or another including the kind that has nothing to do with money But, as frequently happens on Music Row, things don t always turn out as planned.Rip roaring with the author s trademark blend of withering insight, divine absurdity, and an outrageous cast of players, Fender Benders is a hilarious, action packed, no punches pulled look at the music makers and fakers who would do literally anything for a hit record Here is the irrepressible Bill Fitzhugh at his wildest and funniest Betcha dolla
  • Title: Fender Benders
  • Author: Bill Fitzhugh
  • ISBN: 9780380806355
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback

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Robert Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Money turns otherwise rational people into shitheads, and people with more money than sense often turn out to be the biggest shitheads of all. And fame amplifies small idiosyncrasies into major catastrophes, to include drug use, fornication, and anger management issues. These themes run rampant in Bill Fitzhugh’s masterpiece.Eddie Long, a talented artist looking for his big break, gets it on both ends: Megan Taylor, a newly attached love interest, who is the pitch-perfect gold digger and Big B [...]
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Thomas Todd Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
This was my first reading of author Fitzhugh and definitely won't be the last. This book had a little bit of everything. Aspiring young country singer, Nashville, Music Row history, music producers & agents dirty tricks, those that made it and those that didn't, murder, mystery and plenty of humor. Humor may be a bit dark for some but I enjoyed this book so much I finished it in two settings. Would highly recommend to others. You definitely won't get a "headache" from reading it.
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Mike French Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Second book in the DIE LAUGHING box set. As a fan of music,this keep me interested from the very first page until the ending. Bill Fitzhugh is right up there with Paul Levine, Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey in my opinion!
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Barb Peterson Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but still confused about who the biggest killer was
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D. Norman Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
My first Fitzhugh. I'll read more.
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Sandie Herron Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
If you understand the statement “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” then you’ll know some of why I have such a hard time describing the extreme pleasure I had reading FENDER BENDERS. Eddie Long had a plan. He wanted to become a country music star, so he set about making it happen. He practiced his guitar, took some classes at night school, and started playing at dives and bars, paying his dues. When his wife Tammy died suddenly, a deep and profound song found its way [...]
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Ellen Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Eddie Long knows that he can be the next country superstar and he just needs the right break to convince everyone else that he is just what Nashville needs. He has spent several years headlining at bars, casinos and frat parties while his wife Tammy stayed at home not being completely faithful to her country boy hubby. Tammy seemingly meets her maker at the hands of a poisoning serial killer and the distraught Eddie feels a song bubbling up from inside his soul. "It Wasn't Supposed to End this W [...]
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David Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
This was one wacky look at the country music industry. The author managed to create an interesting situation (aspiring country music star's wife dies and he writes a song about losing her that is so full of hurt and pain it becomes an instant success) and continually toss in interesting plot twists while poking fun at the industry itself and revealing how some producers function. If I was more "in-the-know" about the player in country music I might have actually recognized the thinly disguised c [...]
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Kim Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
THREE AND A HALF STARSTRIGGER WARNINGS: domestic violence, homophobic slurs, sociopathy, suicide, sexual assault, sexual content (consensual), anti-semitism, substance abuse (alcohol, cocaine), violent content (other than domestic violence)I got the music industry (modes and methods to the business) and music technology (recording and distribution) references, but everything county music related went over my head. Based on this partial understanding, I feel confident in saying knowing this backg [...]
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Nyla Nox Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Of all the books by Fitzhugh I like this the best. I love the bitter humour, the original plot and, most of all, the terrifyingly authentic horror stories from the insides of the music industry. guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of all creative people. but what a relief to read it like it really isoh, and did i say how heartbreakingly funny? love the characters, and love the style.Fitzhugh, i only have one reservation: why don't you write any more? p.s. this is so frighteningly accurate [...]
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Russ Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
I got this as part of Die Laughing: 5 comic capers for $.99 from the Kindle store. The other books are Lost Vegas By Steve Brewer, Favor by Parnell Hall, Habeas Porpoise by Paul Levine, and Buck Fever by Ben Rehder. I love all the Ben Rehder and Bill Fitzhugh books I've read so I didn't mind taking a chance on the other 3 for less then a buck. I've already read Buck Fever a few times but I'm glad to own it digitally. Ben Rehder is a great author! Fender Benders is a good read and if you like bot [...]
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Susan Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
This guy's books are good. I read a lot of this one on the airplane and in airports and people do look at you funny when you are reading a book and laughing out loud. Trust me. In this one, Eddie Long is set on becoming the next big country music singing star. He has songs and a voice and an ingenious marketing plan. When his wife becomes the victim of a serial killer, his dreams all start to come true. Seriously, Fitzhugh makes it funny.
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Kent Elliott Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Needs a proofreaderNeeds a proofreaderIt's a fun book, a bit cliche. I read on kindle and I wonder if the published edition of a decade and more ago has all those typos and bigger errors. or did they submit a rough document for e-book. A book with an established publishing house and a history should be more polished.
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Carol Jean Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Oooooh, I LOVE this guy! Silly, funny, witty, an evil disection of the Nashville music scene and country music marketing, along with a mystery that only sorta gets solved. "Her smile was as wide as Junior Samples," "He was starting to sweat like a pedophile on a playground" -- this man can turn a phrase! Lots of fun!
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Jack Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
This was a crazy fun story set just before cell phones were common and digital media was beginning to alter the music industry. The narrative includes all sorts of details about how artists create the tunes that eventually make it on the air. The best elements were related to the backstory of murder and intrigue that give the tale an edge. It was a lot more fun than I expected.
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Derek Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
The murder plot never really gets resolved which is kind of nice and frustrating all at the same time. A part of me wants to know who actually did it but the other part really likes that it leaves it up to the reader. Otherwise a funny book and a fun read.
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Robbie Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
I struggled with reading this book; mainly because I'm not particularly interested in the subject matter. However, I plodded on until I finished it and found it was well-written - I just couldn't empathize with most of the characters. Still, I rated it 4.4 stars.
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Michael Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Great parody of the current "country" music business in Nashville and kind of a fun murder mystery. I think it was just OK for me because it jumped around a lot and I couldn't quite tell who did what to whom for how many jelly beans.
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Anita Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Great story, fun characters, I could almost smell the sawdust on the Opry floor. Music, murder, conspiracies, and the best shrimp in the south. What more could a tale about making the big time in Nashville need?
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Neil Pittman Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
When someone can make Country Music interesting to me, they've done a good job.
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Loretta Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Just a fun read and all the characters get their just desserts.
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Patrick Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
I thought I figured it on page 116, but it didn't end exactly as I expected.
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Kelly Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
I laughed out loud several times in this book. Great plot. I am going to read more from this author.
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Daniel Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
A really funny mystery set mostly in Mississippi. Also a great inside look at the underbelly of the country music game. A fun read. (First Edition)
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Maureen Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
3.5 stars. A quick, entertaining read. Sad how many schmucks there are in the world, but they get theirs in the end. Smart and funny.
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Alan Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Fiction about the Nashville music scene and crooked lawyers. A new Country Western singer rockets to the top of the charts on a song he wrote after the death of his wife, but is he a serial killer?
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Heather Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
Don't bother. The story never came together. I should have quit riding.
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Skip Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
I think this book was supposed to be funny, but I did not think so. A irreverent look at country music, with murder and mayhem thrown in. Read Fitzhugh's other books.
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Shannon Aug 17, 2019 - 17:02 PM
I liked the author's style and enjoyed the way he told various characters' stories and tied them all together at the end, but the subject of the country music industry didn't interest me much.
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Fender Benders By Bill Fitzhugh In his first three novels, Bill Fitzhugh created new strains of homicidal insects, sliced open the illegal transplant business, and sinfully skewered the Church and Madison Avenue with the same spear Now he turns his attention to the hitmaking machinery of Music City, U.S.A.Depending on your point of view, Fender Benders is either a skewed look at the country music industIn his first three novels, Bill Fitzhugh created new strains of homicidal insects, sliced open the illegal transplant business, and sinfully skewered the Church and Madison Avenue with the same spear Now he turns his attention to the hitmaking machinery of Music City, U.S.A.Depending on your point of view, Fender Benders is either a skewed look at the country music industry or a clear eyed view of a damn screwy business It s a Grand Old Opera complete with murder, treachery, greed, drugs, twangy music, a love triangle, and the best fried swimps you ll ever put in your mouth.First off, some folks down South have taken to dropping like flies One minute they have a headache, the next they have a date at the funeral home Seems some lunatic is tampering with boxes of headache powder, lacing them with sodium fluoroacetate It s a nasty death, but at least it s quick, and it makes you forget you had a headache.Second off, Eddie Long wants to move to Nashville and become a country music star, but right now he s stuck in Hinchcliff, Mississippi Eddie s big break comes with a contract to tour the Mississippi casino circuit While he s on the road, his wife dies, the victim of an apparent serial killer The emotional turmoil of his wife s death causes Eddie to write the best song of his life He takes it to Nashville, hooks up with a hoary management company, and launches his career.Meanwhile, Jimmy Rogers is a freelance writer covering the Mississippi music scene He loves writing and a girl named Megan Jimmy decides early on that he is going to write Eddie s biography But as he s researching Eddie s wife s murder, Jimmy comes to a surprising conclusion He can t prove it, but publishing it might make his own career.Megan is a smart, talented, and popular radio personality in a tiny market But she wants a faster way to Easy Street So she turns to Eddie In Nashville.Before it s all over, everybody s planning to make a killing one way or another including the kind that has nothing to do with money But, as frequently happens on Music Row, things don t always turn out as planned.Rip roaring with the author s trademark blend of withering insight, divine absurdity, and an outrageous cast of players, Fender Benders is a hilarious, action packed, no punches pulled look at the music makers and fakers who would do literally anything for a hit record Here is the irrepressible Bill Fitzhugh at his wildest and funniest Betcha dolla

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