The story itself is pointless. If we don’t care about the characters (and we don’t) then why should we care what happens to them? Hint: we don’t.
The book seems to glorify celebrity while trying to tell the reader that celebrity has its own poison and isn’t all its cracked up to be and that there may be other forces at work behind the scenes (yes, we have to get a little conspiratorial here – note some of the symbols on the cover).
I should also point out that the book has an almost excited, infantile attitude toward sex, with the assumption that music celebrity comes with a free pass to perform sex acts on and off the stage. There is also a pretty vile rape scene included in the book.
I requested this because I’m always on the look out for books that use music in its theme or storytelling, but I’m definitely singing no praises for this one.
Looking for a good book? Skip this and look for another.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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author: G.E. Butler
publisher: El Marko Books
paperback, 488 pages