Disco Boy (2009)


Disco Boy was published by Random House in May 2009

Paul Johnson has devoted the majority of his adult life todiscoboycover_small avoiding the corporate rat-race.He spends his weekends DJing at 21st birthday parties, and no-one can mix ‘Celebration’ into ‘Come On Eileen’ quite like him.But while he knows how to apply the jumper-leads to even the direst of parties, he can’t quite get his life started. He feels trapped in his job, he lives with his parents, and spends most of his spare time hanging out with corporate lawyers.

What Paul wants (what he really, really wants) is to play his own music instead of The Village People’s.But as anyone who’s pushed Pause on their own lives can attest, pressing the Play button again can be very difficult.

A romantic comedy that’s equal parts bitingly cynical and naïvely idealistic, DISCO BOY will be available in bookshops around Australia from 1 May 2009.

To sample the book, you can download the first 3 chapters.

And here is a video about the book which I made using the Mac’s extensive library of dodgy production music.

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Here are some comments from my Facebook page:

Hey Dom, just read your book and really enjoyed it despite being in bed with possible swine flu.Thought you would like to know that it was on the “Recommended Reading” shelf at my local library…;)

Probably the least pretentious thing i’ve ever read, in a really, really good way.

Hey mate, I just finished reading your book. I thought it was awesome. It is by far the best novel I have read in a long time. Keep up the good work!

LOVED Your Book Dom and hope u don’t mind I am actually using it for one of my book marketing assignments…..Loved it

Just finished the book… Finished uni almost 3 years ago and doing my best to avoid the corporate world that has grabbed hold of most of my friends, naturally I enjoyed this read.

Hey, I just finished your book about 10 minutes ago. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever read. Thanks!

Hey Dom… Just finished reading your book…coming from a 28 male who is also in the “following my music dream vs getting a real job” dillema, I can relate almost a little too well to young Paul…Anyway, just wanted to say what a great read it was and I don’t know about anyone else, but wouldn’t it make a great little film??? Looking forward to your next book.

hey dom – devoured your book in 2 days. was awesome. being an electronic muso and law student myself it hit home pretty accurately. (x)