Need some music to accompany your reading? Check out Alan Cumyn’s playlist for ‘Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend’!

A book as weird and wonderful as Alan Cumyn’s ‘Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend’ definitely needs its own playlist. Alan has put together a list of 5 songs perfect for jamming along to while reading his brand new book.

Sheils is very happy with her perfectly controlled life. She’s smart, powerful, the Student Body Chair, and has a doting boyfriend. What more could a girl ask for? But everything changes when the first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl (what?) named Pyke, enrolls at her school. There’s something about him – something primal – that causes the students to lose control whenever he’s around.

‘Rebel Rebel’ by David Bowie

Pyke, the pterodactyl, gets everybody in a whirl.

‘Extraordinary Machine’ by Fiona Apple

Playing in the subconscious of Vista View High’s Student Body Chair, Shiels Krane.

‘Wild Thing’ as performed by Animal, of the Muppets

The drumbeat to the whole book.

‘Love Hurts’, the Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris

For the break-up of Shiels and her near-perfect boyfriend, Sheldon Myers.

‘I’m Alive’ by the Screaming Iguanas of Love

(There is genuinely no YouTube video of this song – which has never happened to us before – so have a gif of Jensen Ackles rocking out.)

dean eye of the tiger

Gotta love the band name.

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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