Rock Fiction Coveting: How to Talk to Rockstars by Alli Marshall

Posted: August 21, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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I’m always leery when I see rockstars. Makes ya wonder how much people know. I mean, look what happened the last time I saw it as one word, in a series title. Poor Susan took the brunt of that one.

Anyway, here’s the book description:

Wallflower-turned-journalist Bryn Thompson has a dream job: she interviews rockstars. Bryn’s professionalism keeps her on track, but also emotionally removed from the gritty world of back stage, bars and drugs that she writes about. That is, until she meets musician Jude Archer, whose songs haunt her. As an unlikely friendship grows out of Bryn’s obsession with Jude’s album, Bryn begins to rethink all of the carefully-contrived rules that until now have helped her maintain a professional distance. How to Talk to Rockstars is an exploration of love, lonliness, and rock’n’roll.

Lots of typos happening here… makes me a bit nervous. (Hey, Susan’s an editor and it’s never too late to have your book proofed by a pro! Just… do it before the bad reviews roll in, okay? Those, you’ll be stuck with and yes, she told me to say this.)

I like this despite the typos because we finally have a pro who is struggling to stay a pro. I don’t know if she actually manages to or not, and so I’d read this just to find out what happens in the end. Which makes this an almost perfect book description. I’m dying to know how this ends!!!

So I’ve got reservations but I also need to know how this plays out. Do they stay friends? Can they be friends? (and why not? I know plenty of journalists who are friends with the bands they cover. And yes, it gets weird at times, especially for those photographers who sometimes don’t mean to cross those lines but damn, those shots are sweet.)

Bring it. Not much else to say but bring it.

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