The Return of Death Eric

The Return of Death Eric

3.32 (31 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$8.41

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Eric Thrashmettle is a retired rock'n'roll legend - or dinosaur, depending on your perspective. His kids - Lulubelle Flower Fairy Thrashmettle (Lou) and Living Buddha Thrashmettle (Buddy) - are mortally embarrassed by his every move. But Eric is broke, his wife Wave is spending a fortune at a distant luxury yoga retreat, his manager Per has disappeared - and the kids want their credit cards back. Lou and Buddy must abandon all pride and self-respect and get their terminally embarrassing dad back on the road so he can sing his epic - and lucrative - hit Pig Train once again.
show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 177 x 18mm | 170g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141318538
  • 9780141318530
  • 2,089,662

Review Text

Two teens revive their ex-rock star dad's career in this totally twisted tale. Once upon a time, Eric Thrashmettle was lead guitarist and singer of Death Eric, "the biggest, loudest, headbangingest, most outrageous rock-and-roll band in the known universe." But Eric's career ended abruptly when a raven cursed him during a performance at the Chickenstock Festival. Now the retired Eric lives in ex-rock star style at Dunravin mansion with his daughter Lou and son Buddy, who are a bit embarrassed by their freaky burned-out dad. Lou wears elegantly tailored suits, loves to read and collects expensive reptiles. Buddy wears black blazers and Gucci loafers, loves math and collects expensive scientific instruments. When Eric's manager suddenly disappears with the family cash, Lou and Buddy know the only way to make money is to get Death Eric back in the groove and on the road. Somehow the enterprising Lou and Buddy unblock the blocked rockers, lift the raven's curse and save the dough. Hilarious and wonderfully wacky. (Fiction. 10-14) (Kirkus Reviews)
show more

About Sam Llewellyn

Sam Llewellyn worked as an editor and fine art dealer until he decided that life was too short. Since then, he has been a journalist, yachtsman and novelist and has written many successful thrillers for adults, plus two hilarious children's novels, LITTLE DARLINGS and BAD, BAD DARLINGS. He lives with his wife, children's author Karen Wallace, in Herefordshire.
show more

Rating details

31 ratings
3.32 out of 5 stars
5 16% (5)
4 26% (8)
3 42% (13)
2 6% (2)
1 10% (3)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X