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Enormity Jack is the most famous rockstar in the world he s just not from this planetBefore joining NASA s space programme, Jack had dreams of a career as a professional musician When a deep space mission goes awry, he crashes on an alien planet Jack discovers that his new world is inhabited by a race of humans that have evolved in parallel to those on Earth He picks up a guitar and performs the most wondrous rock songs of his home planet The Beatles Neil Young Leonard Cohen Bob Dylan Superstardom beckons as audiences around the globe revere Jack and his apparent songwriting abilities He basks in the boundless glow of a hedonistic dream world But Jack soon learns that his lie will have sinister consequencesThis remarkable debut novel, released in three parts by renowned Australian entertainment journalist Nick Milligan, is a thrilling ride through a nightmarish, darkly comical and highly original tale that combines elements of horror, science fiction, music industry satire and erotica Enormity will weave a dark magic over you even beyond its shocking conclusion


About the Author: Nick Milligan

Nick Milligan has been a force in the Australian music industry for 18 years, whether it be as an influential freelance music journalist or his recent years working in festival promotion.Milligan s literary career officially began in 2014 with the release of his debut novel Enormity Heralded as a modern classic, the sprawling and fiercely original epic is a scathing and dark rumination on religion, the music industry and celebrity worship.The 34 year old then published the short story collection Tomcat Feelings in 2017, again showcasing his humanist flair for the erotic and abstract.Now Milligan is writing future works Stay tuned.Since 2002 Milligan has profiled some of the world s most influential artists He has been published in Frankie, Rolling Stone, YEN, Smash Hits, Hotpress, Dazed and Confused, and Reverb Magazine He was the editor in chief of Reverb Magazine, the music and film editor of YEN Magazine and has worked as a sub editor at YEN, Dazed and Confused, Frankie and The Maitland Mercury.Milligan has interviewed amongst many others Matt Damon, Bret Easton Ellis, Dylan Moran, Ice Cube, Slash, Rhys Darby, Bill Bailey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alice Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Frank Black Pixies , Brandon Boyd Incubus , Johnny Borrell Razorlight , Glen Hansard, Gotye, GZA, Charles Bud Tingwell, Dave Gahan Depeche Mode , Daniel Johns Silverchair , Dweezil Zappa, Ian Gillan Deep Purple , Pete Townshend The Who , Kimbra, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Huey Lewis, The Presets, Empire Of The Sun, Chan Marshall Cat Power , Marilyn Manson, Courtney Taylor Taylor Dandy Warhols , Anton Newcombe Brian Jonestown Massacre , Paul McDermott, Dave Hughes, John Mayall, Joe Perry Aerosmith , James Mercer The Shins , Tori Amos, Amanda Palmer, Robin Pecknold Fleet Foxes , Brian Danger Mouse Burton, Sarah Blasko and Kings Of Leon.Milligan also hosts a weekly music and film trivia night in his home town of Newcastle, which has gathered a cult following over the past six years.



10 thoughts on “Enormity

  1. Bandit Bandit says:

    What an apt title, this book was in fact enormous Possibly the longest one I ve read digitally thus far Digitally is probably the best way to read a book this size, unless you re strengthening your arms wrists Because it was so long, it was sort of a mixed reading experience It failed to impress me from the start, meaning the concept was great, but the execution was too Bret Easton Ellisy for me, hedonistic, constantly high, oversexed and overexposed, playing music and partying all day and n What an apt title, this book was in fact enormous Possibly the longest one I ve read digitally thus far Digitally is probably the best way to read a book this size, unless you re strengthening your arms wrists Because it was so long, it was sort of a mixed reading experience It failed to impress me from the start, meaning the concept was great, but the execution was too Bret Easton Ellisy for me, hedonistic, constantly high, oversexed and overexposed, playing music and partying all day and night There was only so much of that one can take or be interested in And Milligan must have sensed it, because as the novel progressed he introducedandnuances, plot twists, revelations and such, which was easy because the bones of it were already there if you haven t read the summary, it s about a man who travels to a different planet and becomes the lead of their most famous band, because despite all the planet s similarities to Earth, they haven t head any of our music It became very interesting, it became difficult to put down It s just such a great concept and Milligan s done a terrific job here, mixing genres so much that you can t really tell if it s scifi or drama or mystery or action, there is so much going on and the writing is consistently good My favorite parts of the book had to do with Jack s assimilation, I found the differences and similarities between the planets to be incredibly clever and fascinating In general I prefer shorter books, but this was well worth the read Very entertaining, very fun Highly recommended


  2. Steve Tannuzzo Steve Tannuzzo says:

    I loved the premise of Enormity and I m happy to say it delivered on its promise It s a little funny, a little dirty, a little scary and a little weird just the way I like my books Looking forward tofrom this author.


  3. Lee drunkonbookz Lee drunkonbookz says:

    I ll begin by saying that I ve never read anything like this book before nor have I heard of anything remotely similar.Jack is an interesting character to say the least A typical rock star hooked on sex, drugs, and rock n roll The image I had created in my head was a Michael Hutchinson, loved to party, was smooth with the ladies, sexy as hell and a voice to match In the beginning we know very little about Jack s past so I wasn t particularly fond of him as a character but as the story evolved I ll begin by saying that I ve never read anything like this book before nor have I heard of anything remotely similar.Jack is an interesting character to say the least A typical rock star hooked on sex, drugs, and rock n roll The image I had created in my head was a Michael Hutchinson, loved to party, was smooth with the ladies, sexy as hell and a voice to match In the beginning we know very little about Jack s past so I wasn t particularly fond of him as a character but as the story evolved and there are flashbacks into Jack s past and how he came to be, his vulnerability started to show.Astronaut turned musician Jack is making the best of A bad situation, what could have been a fatal one at that.That is a story in itself But Nick took it next level, there was a sudden change from sci fi to something much darker and I never saw it coming.The one thing I would have liked is a littleback story and personal history on Jack earlier on in the book His neighbor, Mr Roeg, is an ingenious character, so well written As a fan of dark fiction I found this book intriguing from the very beginning but mind boggling by the end Highly recommended


  4. Patricia Eddy Patricia Eddy says:

    What would you do if you landed on an alien planet to discover a race of humans who have evolved in parallel to our world Back home, he was a music fan and so when he sings some of the songs he grew up with Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, and, he s revered as a musical genius He becomes a rock star along with all of the stereotypical negatives and positives that come along with it sex, drugs, and fame I enjoyed the book from the first page, but I admit that the first few chapters were l What would you do if you landed on an alien planet to discover a race of humans who have evolved in parallel to our world Back home, he was a music fan and so when he sings some of the songs he grew up with Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, and, he s revered as a musical genius He becomes a rock star along with all of the stereotypical negatives and positives that come along with it sex, drugs, and fame I enjoyed the book from the first page, but I admit that the first few chapters were less than inspiring I wasn t a huge fan of Jack He spent a lot of the time high, coming down from being high, or working on getting high It was clear he didn t have a lot of respect for the women he screwed and there were a good number of women But don t let the shockingly bad behavior turn you away from this book Before too long, you realize there s a lotto this story than sex, drugs, and rock and roll Elements of science fiction, thriller, and a decent amount of steamy sex mean there s something for a wide variety of readers here I enjoyed Jack s personality all aspects of it He starts out this shallow piece ofwellsomething not great, but as the story progresses, we learn a lotabout him and some of the reasons for his decisions and his actions The book is very well edited with snappy dialog and good descriptions I found it easy to picture the action as it unfolded Be warned that this is a very long book over 500 pages But after about the first 30 pages, it s very hard to put down Despite the length, it s a relatively quick read because it draws you in and holds you I wish I could sayabout the story without giving the plot away, but there s simply too much detail, too many twists, and too many surprises to enumerate Well worth the time I hope you enjoy it as much as I did


  5. Aaron Dries Aaron Dries says:

    All I can say is home run, Mister Milligan, home run ENORMITY is genuinely hilarious, often scary, bizarre, consistently moving, sexy as hell, and packs one hell of a soundtrack A unique combination of Bret Easton Ellis and Rolling Stones most brutal expos s, ENORMITY just goes from strength to strength in its disturbing reach for the stars And it s so aptly titled, too Yes, it s enormous in scope, and yet somehow manages to capture the enormity of intimacy the intimacy of a kiss, the All I can say is home run, Mister Milligan, home run ENORMITY is genuinely hilarious, often scary, bizarre, consistently moving, sexy as hell, and packs one hell of a soundtrack A unique combination of Bret Easton Ellis and Rolling Stones most brutal expos s, ENORMITY just goes from strength to strength in its disturbing reach for the stars And it s so aptly titled, too Yes, it s enormous in scope, and yet somehow manages to capture the enormity of intimacy the intimacy of a kiss, the intimacy of deceit And the consequences of both For those who like fiction drawn outside the box, this genre bending read is highly recommended


  6. Paul Wilcock Paul Wilcock says:

    Read this because the author has apparently started legal action due to plot similarities to the movie Yesterday.I found the concept so interesting, but the story felt like ridiculous wish fulfilment for the author a music journalist who it looks like has spent a lot of time fantasising about the rock star lifestyle Absolutely irresistible to women, getting himself into all sorts of cringe inducing sex scenes and a steady diet of all kinds of drugs.The story takes some very silly turns and Read this because the author has apparently started legal action due to plot similarities to the movie Yesterday.I found the concept so interesting, but the story felt like ridiculous wish fulfilment for the author a music journalist who it looks like has spent a lot of time fantasising about the rock star lifestyle Absolutely irresistible to women, getting himself into all sorts of cringe inducing sex scenes and a steady diet of all kinds of drugs.The story takes some very silly turns and the ending gets even sillier and for some reason he can talk to control giant spiders Yes really.Probably best to skip this one if you re considering it


  7. Kate Kate says:

    I read all kinds of things am neither naive nor prudish but if there s no plot other than drugs random sex for most of the first chapter, I m giving up I can read People magazine for that I read all kinds of things am neither naive nor prudish but if there s no plot other than drugs random sex for most of the first chapter, I m giving up I can read People magazine for that


  8. Amanda Amanda says:

    This was an interesting read that kept me moderately entertained, although it wasn t the rollicking good time I was initially expecting.The book jumps right in to Jack as already a rock star on Heaven the alien planet and tells of his arrival and how he became famous through a series of flashbacks This nonlinear storytelling works well with the plot Starting with semi familiar rock star territory, the book slowly reveals what is different about this planet, as well as about Jack.It is eviden This was an interesting read that kept me moderately entertained, although it wasn t the rollicking good time I was initially expecting.The book jumps right in to Jack as already a rock star on Heaven the alien planet and tells of his arrival and how he became famous through a series of flashbacks This nonlinear storytelling works well with the plot Starting with semi familiar rock star territory, the book slowly reveals what is different about this planet, as well as about Jack.It is evident that this was originally a three part series, as the plot consists of three distinct parts that, while connected, keep the book from having an overarching gradual build up of suspense Jack has three distinct episodes of action, and that lends the book and up and down quality that feels a bit odd in one novel I actually think I might have enjoyed the bookif it was kept as a trilogy with each part s plot fleshed out a bit and the overarching conflict madeevident An overarching conflict does exist, but it is so subtle that the opportunity to build suspense is mostly missed.Personally, Jack didn t work for me as a main character While I don t mind viewing the world through a bad guy s eyes, I usually enjoy that most when I get a lot of depth and insight into who that person is Jack holds everyone, including the reader, at arm s length, so I both saw the world through his objectifying eyes and couldn t really get to know him at all That said, I can definitely see some readers enjoying Jack and his viewpoint He lends the unique ability to let people see the world both through a rock star s eyes and through an astronaut s A reader who is into both famous people s biographies autobiographies and scifi would probably really enjoy him.Similarly, the humor in the book just didn t strike my funny bone I could recognize when it s supposed to be humorous, but I wasn t actually amused I know other people would find it funny, though Readers expecting a Douglas Adams style humor would be disappointed Those who enjoy something like Knocked Up would most likely appreciate and enjoy the humor.There are certain passages that sometimes struck me as a sour note among the rest of the writing Perhaps these are passages that would be humorous to other readers, but to me just felt odd and out of place in the rest of the writing Most of the writing at the sentence level worked for me It was just the right tone for the story it was telling But periodically there are passages that made me gnash my teeth Again, perhaps this is humor that just didn t work for me I m not certain If you like the concept of the rest of the book, there are only a few of these passages that are easy to pass over If you enjoy them and find them humorous, then you will most likely enjoy the book as a whole as well.Overall, this is a piece of scifi with the interesting idea of turning an Earth astronaut into a rock star on another parallel planet Potential readers should be aware that the book was originally told in three parts, and that is evident in the book They should also be aware that the main character is both a self centered rock star and a self centered astronaut, while this viewpoint may work for some, it will not work for others Recommended to those who enjoy both celebrity autobiographies biographies and scifi who can overlook some bizarro coincidences.Check out my full review, featuring quotes Note I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review


  9. Kelly Smith Reviews Kelly Smith Reviews says:

    Jack is the most famous rock star in the world he s just not from this planet.Before joining NASA s space programme, Jack had dreams of a career as a professional musician When a deep space mission goes awry, he crashes on an alien planet Jack discovers that his new world is inhabited by a race of humans that have evolved in parallel to those on Earth He picks up a guitar and performs the most wondrous rock songs of his home planet Neil Young Leonard Cohen Bob Dylan Superstardom beckon Jack is the most famous rock star in the world he s just not from this planet.Before joining NASA s space programme, Jack had dreams of a career as a professional musician When a deep space mission goes awry, he crashes on an alien planet Jack discovers that his new world is inhabited by a race of humans that have evolved in parallel to those on Earth He picks up a guitar and performs the most wondrous rock songs of his home planet Neil Young Leonard Cohen Bob Dylan Superstardom beckons as audiences around the globe revere Jack and his apparent songwriting abilities He basks in the boundless glow of a hedonistic dream world But Jack soon learns that his lie will have sinister consequences.This remarkable debut novel by renowned Australian entertainment journalist Nick Milligan, is a thrilling ride through a nightmarish, darkly comical and highly original tale that combines elements of horror, science fiction, music industry satire and erotica Some of you know that I love music I grew up in a house filed with music of all genres, but especially classic rock So, for me, reading Enormity was a wonderful experience Science fiction, a little bit of erotica and a huge dousing of mystique make for the most unique novel I ve read in a while Mr Milligan was a music journalist, which gives this book the authenticity it needed, because he knew the stars, experienced the stories and has an appreciation for great music No one else could have written this book or a story like it as well as he did.The characters run from typical to what the fuck , and each of them plays a critical role in the novel.As the story unfolds, the readers are brought into a strange new world of sex, drugs and rock and roll 5 5 great work


  10. Luke Luke says:

    AN AMAZEBALLS BOOK Okay, so when Nick liked a picture of mine on Instagram I was interested to see who he was I had a look at his profile and he said that there was a giveaway, to which I had just missed out I commented this on the photo and he promptly replied giving me a link to a free copy of his entire book Part 1, 2 and 3 When I finished the book I wantedbut unfortunately there is no , or as Nick tells me you never know there could be another oneAnyway thats all, have AN AMAZEBALLS BOOK Okay, so when Nick liked a picture of mine on Instagram I was interested to see who he was I had a look at his profile and he said that there was a giveaway, to which I had just missed out I commented this on the photo and he promptly replied giving me a link to a free copy of his entire book Part 1, 2 and 3 When I finished the book I wantedbut unfortunately there is no , or as Nick tells me you never know there could be another oneAnyway thats all, have a good day and all that


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