BON: THE LAST HIGHWAY
"After being made aware of the previous poor attempts to tell Bon's story, I decided to read Bon: The Last Highway. Fink's book deserves 10 out of 10 for effort in gathering all the information possible.... Theory Two [about how Bon died] could not be any closer to the truth. I know, because I was there."
- Joe Fury, Bon Scott's friend who went to the hospital in London when Bon was declared dead-on-arrival
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"A fascinating portrait of a troubled man with a serious alcohol addiction... the literary equivalent of a road movie." - Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times
"over the years bon scott has become an untouchable rock god; but THIS Books digs deeper. it's something that hasn't really been done before... it's a whole new look on the troubled frontman and a FINE BIOGRAPHY."
-Jyrki "Spider" Hamalainen, VIVE LE ROCK (UK)
"Fink's monumental work is by far the best thing that has ever been produced about AC/DC's history."
- Combate Rock (Brazil)
"Jesse Fink is a very courageous writer... a fact-rich, exciting book that reads in places like a crime story. Investigative journalism at its best." - METAL GLORY (GERMANY)
"Fink's book meticulously explores the man and the many myths about Scott's life and death, and his hell of a ride in between." - Herald Sun (Australia)
"Just like the object of his desire (it is his second book on AC/DC), Fink is prone to perfectionism. He meticulously dedicates himself to the last three years in the life of Ronald Belford Scott ... Fink's book is a real gift for the fans of the tragically and much too early deceased singer." - Classic Rock (Germany)
"Hand-on-heart clarity and the haze of memory merge here to do justice to what is both a celebratory and cautionary tale... you will learn much on this road trip. you already know the soundtrack."- RTE (republic of ireland)
"Of the 20-plus books written about AC/DC, this one comes closest to the truth about how former singer Bon Scott died and his uncredited legacy as a songwriter... not just for fans, this is equal parts cautionary tale and meticulously researched document." - Courier Mail (Australia)
"A literary masterpiece." - Soundanalyse (Germany)
"One of the most important publications on AC/DC... Fink has become something of an AC/DC detective and shines light on parts of the AC/DC story which have always been dimly lit. Music fans around the world have been waiting for this book - and it does not disappoint." - Denis Gray, Australian Rock Show
"I read this book in seven hours, with a 20-minute break for dinner, and put it down almost breathless at the non-biased, staggering research. Bon: The Last Highway is probably one of the best books I've ever read - on anything! And I read a lot. This book goes up to 11! Extremely well done. A magnificent book." - Paul Chapman, guitarist, UFO
"Crossing continents and tracking key figures down, Fink's work is impressive; his book is exhaustively investigative and engrossing." - Exclaim
"Painstakingly researched." - Dangerous Minds
"Phenomenal." - Sirius XM VOLUME "Debatable"
"Brilliant writing, many revelations. A must-read. Astonishingly good reporting." - Lori Majewski, SiriusXM VOLUME "Feedback"
"A great page-turner... a riveting read." - The Rockpit (Australia)
"Jesse Fink is not the first writer to suggest there's something fishy about the official version of [Bon] Scott's death and its aftermath, but no one else has offered such a plausible or exhaustively researched alternative theory... vindicating old-school journalistic rigour, Fink compiled a vast testimony from multiple sources and invites the reader to decide where the truth lies, Rashomon-style. This is no easy task: key witnesses are either dead, like [Alistair] Kinnear, or their memories are clouded by the fog of war, like UFO's Paul Chapman and Pete Way. But as with his previous book, the absence of co-operation from the AC/DC inner circle has been to Fink's benefit... [he has] effectively undertaken the detective work that wasn't conducted at the time. It's a dense, tangled tale but Fink reveals the humanity behind the myth: Bon was a flawed, conflicted character, trapped in a persona, who ultimately chose the path he took and got unlucky." - Keith Cameron, MOJO
"The most extensively researched book on AC/DC ever... it's outstanding. If you thought you knew Bon Scott, think again. This is as close as anyone is ever gonna get to the complete truth behind the legend, warts and all." - B.J. Lisko, Canton Repository, Ohio
"The most in-depth investigation into what happened to Bon Scott on the night of his death you'll ever read." - Rich Davenport, Rich Davenport's Rock Show
"This one-man investigation, born of respect for the truth and for Scott as a human being, blazes a new trail." - Joe Bonomo, author of AC/DC's Highway To Hell (33 1/3 Series)
"Jesse Fink has done rock fans a great service. He dispels the many myths about how AC/DC's Bon Scott lived and died, and in doing so, brings to life one of the most influential, memorable, and complex figures in rock history." - Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising
"Fink leaves no stone unturned in this deep biography of Bon Scott." - Publishers WeeklY
"SIMPLY AMAZING." - METAL CIRCUS (SPAIN)
"Amazing... the most in-depth researched book on Scott's final years ever written. The story of Bon's last days on earth has never been properly told...until now. This book is good enough it has me waiting for the movie." - Classic Rock Revisited
Out now in UNITED STATES, SWEDEN, FRANCE, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, BRAZIL, GERMANY, AUSTRIA
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‘Rock and roll is not an occupation. It is a disease.'
– Richard Barry Wood, road manager for Tommy Bolin
The legend of the man known around the world simply as ‘Bon’ only grows with each passing year – in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people – but how much of his story is myth and how much of the real man do we know? There have been books that claim to tell his story.
They haven’t even come close.
Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The
Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, leaves no stone unturned for Bon: The Last Highway.
Four years in the making, this is the original, forensic, unflinching and
masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans
around the world have been waiting for.
The book will be available in 2018 in six languages – English, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Swedish and Japanese – with more
editions to follow. Stay tuned!
Released as a print and electronic book by Penguin Random House
(Australia and New Zealand), ECW Press (United States and Canada),
Black & White Publishing (United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland),
Le Castor Astral (France), Hannibal Verlag (Germany, Austria and
Switzerland), Disk Union (Japan), Vaktel Forlag (Sweden) and Editora
Released as an audio book by Bolinda Audio (United Kingdom and
Republic of Ireland, United States and Canada, Australia and New Zealand).