Utopia Avenue is the great rock and roll novel - an epic love letter to the greatest music ever made and the book the music has always deserved . . . it will strike a mighty chord with the generation who were there, and all the generations who followed, who only wish they were there.
Far out and utterly groovy. A psychedelic, polyphonic adventure and a wonderful evocation of that euphoric moment in the late '60s when it seemed music really could change the world . . . A beautifully rendered four-part harmony . . . I was enthralled
A great book! I was completely engrossed for two days.
Mitchell, whose novels range through different modes and genres with extraordinary facility, has a lucid, kinetic style at all times, but he is never more impressive than when writing in close third person about characters in altered mental states-captivity, physical pain, madness . . . A conventional story of a band's rise turns into a book on another plane entirely.