A Perfect Blindness—a Novel

A Perfect Blindness


        Jonathan and his best friend have risked everything to move to Chicago. Here, they try taking their band to the next level. Yet once the music starts flowing, illusions, misunderstandings, and a secret from the deep past threaten to destroy everything they’ve sacrificed so much for.
A Perfect Blindness travels back to 1988 Chicago, recreating the time and its music scene in “masterful detail”—Kirkus Reviews. Written with sure-handed authenticity, the agony and ecstasy of life in a band comes vividly alive across its pages. It’s the perfect book for anyone who lives out rock’n’roll dreams whenever they close their eyes.

If you like Bret Easton Ellis’s Less than Zero and Rules of Attraction, you’ll love this story of passion, self-deception, and the struggle of creation.
Get A Perfect Blindness and start living life in a rock’n’roll band today!

[…] smartly written and sharply atmospheric— a worthy […] addition to the literature of rock n’ roll’s agony and ecstasy.

—Blue Ink 

[…] packed with references to the streets of Chicago, popular and underground music, and an insider’s knowledge of the technical side of the life of a musician.

—Forward Clarion Reviews 

[…] Hunt successfully conjures the story’s time and a place in masterful detail.

—Kirkus Reviews 

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Critics continue:

Littered with cigarette butts, vodka bottles, and a dead body, A Perfect Blindness is a grunge rock fantasy. With its operatic sense of drama, it is an escape story ideal for those who still live out their rock star dreams whenever they close their eyes.

—Forward Clarion Reviews (read the complete review here>>>)

Hunt writes in a dense, passionate prose that strives to enliven everything it touches.

An expansive historical novel that ably evokes its time and place.

—Kirkus Reviews (read the complete review here>>>)

This vivid look at Chicago’s delusion-driven electro-industrial music scene in the late 1980s showcases W. Lance Hunt’s gift for capturing the era’s often foolish dreams and grungy realities.

As the band rises on a fusion of euro-club danceability tinged with post-punk attitude, Hunt’s tireless, Jagermeister-fueled nightcrawlers give us a complete tour of North Side rock clubs in the ’80s—and of their own failings.

The triple view works well here, particularly as the characters’ dark secrets and motives become apparent.

Only Jennifer seems to grasp the friends’ common crisis of identity. “Who we really are hangs someplace between all the stories, suspended in the contradictions.”

—Blue Ink (read the complete review here>>>)

“Then turn me into a song. Or three. Preserve me. Preserve us.” These words would soon change everything. For all of us.

Amazon Readers give it

Amazon 5 Star 1037x2004.7 out of 5 stars  

This is a human adventure with all the elements of a great read.  (Read full comments here >>>>)

If you enjoyed Less than Zero and Rules of Attraction (Read full comments here >>>>)

Because we’re all misunderstood characters in the stories other people tell themselves.

For the Music Featured in the Novel, available on Spotify and YouTube, click here.

Available  in 6×9 perfect bound Softcover and as ebooks for Kindle, iPad & Nook (424 pages) below

For a taste of the “masterful detail” and a tour of clubs and bars from the late 80s early 90s, start of  here:


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5 thoughts on “A Perfect Blindness—a Novel”

    1. Will Do. You can sign up for updates by clicking on the red “Join Now” button above. About one a month, weekly as the launch approaches, you’ll get an update on what is happening. The first thing as a special custom edited sample of from each of the three protagonists point of view. It’s 18 pages—a taste of story.

    2. Awaiting the galley proof right now. All content improved. Next step approve the final version, and it will be live around the world. Anticipating first week of May. Updates as I know.

    3. The soft cover version is now available on iUniverse. Full information will propagate across other platforms (B&N and Amazon specifically) in the next 6-8 weeks—seems it does this in bits and pieces. I have to mind that. The ebook versions will be available in 3-4 weeks. Not sure if that’s AFTER the 6-8, or simultaneously. I’m in the process of adding content here, including more playlists, location in formation, and info about Mercurial Visions, the band from the book.

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