'How to Kill a Rock Star' is a ‘goddamn' Masterpiece!
‘How to Kill a Rock Star’ by Tiffanie DeBartolo is a tribute to music expressing its importance and power to change people’s lives.Like hearing the first notes of a great song, this story captivates the reader from the first page - That’s when we meet 'Eliza Caelum', an aspiring music journalist, who lost her parents in a tragic accident when she was younger.
'Eliza', gets a job at a music magazine and moves to ‘New York’ to start a new life and to be closer to her brother, 'Michael', who is the guitarist in a band called ‘Bananafish’.
When she arrives in New York she meets her new roommate and that’s when we also have the pleasure to meet 'The' ‘Paul Hudson’ - ‘Bananafish’'s singer. What can I say about ‘Paul’? I don’t have enough adjectives that can accurately describe him – he’s one of my favorites ever - a unique character that has to be experienced.
‘Goddamn'! Mr. Paul Hudson and his 'migrating pancreas’ are memorable!
So, like the reverence they share for music, the connection between Eliza and Paul is 'magnetic'... “I couldn’t feel anything,” I finally told him. “I couldn’t feel the truth. Does that make sense? Do you know what the truth feels like?” “I know what it sounds like...
...We both smiled, and a moment of complete understanding passed between us before I had to turn away."
And their love is intense, passionate, wild... But 'Paul', is about to face great changes in his life that presents challenges for himself and for his relationship with Eliza.:
Complications that can be irreversible and eventually fatal?
Well, see for yourself. I don’t want to give more details away, but I have to say, for those who haven’t read this book yet: “Mother-of-Pearl”!, you are really missing out, do yourself a favor and read it!
This is one of those books that I wish I could read again for the first time to experience that sense of discovery, surprise and wonder, the same feeling you get when you are listening to a great record for the first time. Also, while you are reading this book you don’t want it to end, and like one of your favorite songs, this story will pull on your heartstrings and stay with you forever.
'How to Kill a Rock Star' is a gift from a truly talented writer - A love letter to music.
"Over and Out"