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On A Banquet of Consequences: "A moving story full of entertaining characters, experiences, conflicts and triumphs. Offered in a decidedly unpretentious and conversational style, the stories go well beyond the author's association with a famous rock & roll band." William Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary Services, Inc. On the author's association with Creedence Clearwater Revi On A Banquet of Consequences: "A moving story full of entertaining characters, experiences, conflicts and triumphs. Offered in a decidedly unpretentious and conversational style, the stories go well beyond the author's association with a famous rock & roll band." William Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary Services, Inc. On the author's association with Creedence Clearwater Revival: "No one has told the Creedence story as eloquently." Russ Gary, CCR recording engineer, independent TV producer (Los Angeles area) On the business of drugs: ..". [This is] beyond good. I've never read a clearer, more graphic account of the mechanics of the dope trade." Bruce Anderson, Editor/Publisher The Anderson Valley Advertiser On Federal prison: "Colorful characters loom large on the page. Physical settings are vivid and detailed, and are smoothly woven into the memories, musings, and anecdotes." William Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary Services, Inc. From the author: "My life story (first half), at once confessional, embarrassing, and proud. Irreverent in some places, humorous in others, a little drama here and there."


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On A Banquet of Consequences: "A moving story full of entertaining characters, experiences, conflicts and triumphs. Offered in a decidedly unpretentious and conversational style, the stories go well beyond the author's association with a famous rock & roll band." William Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary Services, Inc. On the author's association with Creedence Clearwater Revi On A Banquet of Consequences: "A moving story full of entertaining characters, experiences, conflicts and triumphs. Offered in a decidedly unpretentious and conversational style, the stories go well beyond the author's association with a famous rock & roll band." William Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary Services, Inc. On the author's association with Creedence Clearwater Revival: "No one has told the Creedence story as eloquently." Russ Gary, CCR recording engineer, independent TV producer (Los Angeles area) On the business of drugs: ..". [This is] beyond good. I've never read a clearer, more graphic account of the mechanics of the dope trade." Bruce Anderson, Editor/Publisher The Anderson Valley Advertiser On Federal prison: "Colorful characters loom large on the page. Physical settings are vivid and detailed, and are smoothly woven into the memories, musings, and anecdotes." William Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary Services, Inc. From the author: "My life story (first half), at once confessional, embarrassing, and proud. Irreverent in some places, humorous in others, a little drama here and there."

35 review for A Banquet of Consequences: True Life Adventures of Sex (Not Too Much), Drugs (Plenty), Rock & Roll (of Course), and the Feds (Who Invited Them?)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bill

    Jake Rohrer has a story to tell. It's a story dominated by prison. It starts as he is going to prison on drug charges. He has been ratted out by an associate and will have to spend his time in a Federal prison. This is how A Banquet of Consequences begins. He tells us how he was arrested and then sent to prison. Then Banquet of Consequences switches gears. He tells about his time in high school, and how he met the founding members of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). This short period in his li Jake Rohrer has a story to tell. It's a story dominated by prison. It starts as he is going to prison on drug charges. He has been ratted out by an associate and will have to spend his time in a Federal prison. This is how A Banquet of Consequences begins. He tells us how he was arrested and then sent to prison. Then Banquet of Consequences switches gears. He tells about his time in high school, and how he met the founding members of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). This short period in his life has some consequences. He lives well, but when CCR ends, so does his high life. He ends up selling cocaine, which is why he ends up in jail. Then the book jumps back further, to his childhood. Mr. Rohrer gives us some interesting glimpses into his actions and their consequences. Consequences, as Mr. Rohrer uses it really means the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier. It doesn't mean that result is bad, just that it happened because of something that you did earlier in life. All life has actions and consequences. Everything is related. Whatever you do will catch up with you. This book was full of interesting stories, jail stories, music stories, drug stories, coming of age stories, stories of life and what happens as a result of his actions. He tells us that his life has been good through these stories. He sounds like someone who always has an interesting story to tell. Like one of those guys who always has a group around him, listening to his tales. He wants you to take his life as a lesson, whatever you do there will consequences. Mr. Rohrer makes a valid observation, I just don't quite buy it. I give this book 3 1/2 Stars out of 5. I enjoyed reading Banquet of Consequences, but I had hoped for more. I had hoped for a bit more insight into the music business, what really goes on behind the lights, but I guess that wasn't this book. This book had a lot of interesting stories, that were told very well, and it had a message behind all the stories. Mr. Rohrer wants you to know that even though life is full of actions and consequences, you can survive and work though them, and then have the good consequences. I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    How does someone's life manage to shift from working with one of the premiere rock bands of the 1960s and 70s (Creedence Clearwater Revival, or CCR) to serving time for cocaine trafficking? Jake Rohrer tells his tale in the memoir “A Banquet of Consequences: True Life Adventures of Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and the Feds”. I found Mr. Rohrer's memoir to be quite an enjoyable read, easy to understand, and NOT a tell-all that will reveal sordid secrets about John Fogarty and band , the guys in the c How does someone's life manage to shift from working with one of the premiere rock bands of the 1960s and 70s (Creedence Clearwater Revival, or CCR) to serving time for cocaine trafficking? Jake Rohrer tells his tale in the memoir “A Banquet of Consequences: True Life Adventures of Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and the Feds”. I found Mr. Rohrer's memoir to be quite an enjoyable read, easy to understand, and NOT a tell-all that will reveal sordid secrets about John Fogarty and band , the guys in the cocaine trade, or the guys in federal custody. (I suspect both honor and a hope not to anger some potentially nasty people both play a role in this decision.) The tale is broken into 5 sections, each about a different aspect of Mr. Rohrer's life. This split enhanced the readability – however, when I begain, I wondered just HOW the author decided to assemble those 5 separate pieces into one novel. It wasn't chronological, nor was it separated into music vs. business vs. custody vs. anything else (well, it was, but there were multiple “in federal custody” chapters). Finally, when I got to the last page of the last section … I STILL wondered how the order was determined. The book was a decent read. The characters are likeable, or at least are portrayed in their best light. I'll remember this book favorably long after having finished it, portions will stay with me. In large part, those are the criteria that I use to identify a 5-star read. RATING: 5 stars. (I'd actually give it a 4.7 or 4.8, just under 5 – but since I don't rank on anything finer than 1/2 stars, it automatically rolls up to a 5.) DISCLOSURE: This book was provided free of charge by the publisher, in the hopes that some of the recipients would read the book and post a prompt review (although no conditions were actually placed upon the recipient). If “in under a year” constitutes “prompt”, it worked in my case.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Hunter McCleary

    The more I read about the rock culture the more grateful I am that I took the boring path. Amazing more of these people didn't die at 27. Lots of life lessons here. Unfortunately, too many youngsters only see the glamour. As an aside, I worked with his daughter Tracy decades ago. She was a good kid then so Jake and Jeanne sure did something right. The more I read about the rock culture the more grateful I am that I took the boring path. Amazing more of these people didn't die at 27. Lots of life lessons here. Unfortunately, too many youngsters only see the glamour. As an aside, I worked with his daughter Tracy decades ago. She was a good kid then so Jake and Jeanne sure did something right.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Drew

    My full and detailed review is on my website. The memoir from CCR's high school friend (and former manager) Jake Rohrer...a fascinating read and a redemptive tale! http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com/2014/1... My full and detailed review is on my website. The memoir from CCR's high school friend (and former manager) Jake Rohrer...a fascinating read and a redemptive tale! http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com/2014/1...

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